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Complete Guide to Online Master's Programs

459 Online Schools
7,043 Online Programs
$22,213 Average Tuition

Students wishing to pursue a master's program can search our thorough list of accredited online master’s degrees, including nearly 500 colleges and 7,000 online degree programs. Our popular degrees section represents our six most researched online master’s degrees. Below these popular degrees, prospective students can check out a compact list of schools with impressive degree offerings in that field.

Our easy-to-read list of master’s programs allows prospective students to find vital information about their desired field, including the number of online schools, number of online programs, and more.

Check out our list of highlighted non-profit schools, offering the most online master’s degrees. These high-quality schools offer an outstanding number of degrees, such as Dallas Baptist University, which offers 146 online master’s degrees, covering education, counseling, and more.

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | L | M | N | O | P | R | S | T | V | W
A Online Schools Programs Accreditation Graduates Annual Salary
Accounting Schools 57 Degree Programs 105 Accreditation AACSB, ACBSP Graduates 12,012 Annual Salary $101,390
Architecture Schools 8 Degree Programs 11 Accreditation NAAB Graduates 4,260 Annual Salary $76,721
Art & Design Schools 26 Degree Programs 71 Accreditation NASAD Graduates 1,319 Annual Salary $57,667
B Online Schools Programs Accreditation Graduates Annual Salary
Biology Schools 24 Degree Programs 39 Accreditation Institutional Graduates 6,488 Annual Salary $75,234
Business Schools 32 Degree Programs 399 Accreditation AACSB, ACBSP Graduates 102,946 Annual Salary $93,004
C Online Schools Programs Accreditation Graduates Annual Salary
Child Psychology Schools 6 Degree Programs 6 Accreditation APA Graduates 333 Annual Salary $59,658
Civil Engineering Schools 20 Degree Programs 40 Accreditation ABET Graduates 3,807 Annual Salary $106,582
Communications Studies Schools 42 Degree Programs 68 Accreditation ACEJMC Graduates 3,634 Annual Salary $71,407
Computer Science Schools 40 Degree Programs 81 Accreditation ABET Graduates 4,533 Annual Salary $102,475
Conflict Resolution Schools 12 Degree Programs 16 Accreditation Institutional Graduates 729 Annual Salary $72,907
Construction Management Schools 13 Degree Programs 15 Accreditation ACCE, ATMAE Graduates 269 Annual Salary $90,199
Counseling Schools 36 Degree Programs 78 Accreditation ACPE Graduates 2,185 Annual Salary $73,005
Criminal Justice Schools 97 Degree Programs 225 Accreditation Institutional Graduates 6,090 Annual Salary $66,802
D Online Schools Programs Accreditation Graduates Annual Salary
Dental Assistant Schools 2 Degree Programs 2 Accreditation CODA Graduates 1,434 Annual Salary $69,072
E Online Schools Programs Accreditation Graduates Annual Salary
Early Childhood Education Schools 54 Degree Programs 86 Accreditation CAEP, NAEYC Graduates 2,795 Annual Salary $52,989
Economics Schools 15 Degree Programs 24 Accreditation AACSB Graduates 2,174 Annual Salary $119,120
Education Schools 245 Degree Programs 1,245 Accreditation CAEP, CEA, MSA-CESS, NCATE Graduates 20,926 Annual Salary $57,421
Educational Leadership Schools 116 Degree Programs 180 Accreditation NCATE Graduates 13,254 Annual Salary $61,643
Electrical Engineering Schools 36 Degree Programs 82 Accreditation ABET Graduates 8,387 Annual Salary $117,419
Engineering Schools 106 Degree Programs 395 Accreditation ABET Graduates 9,082 Annual Salary $111,993
English Schools 22 Degree Programs 40 Accreditation Institutional Graduates 2,777 Annual Salary $63,425
Environmental Studies Schools 44 Degree Programs 78 Accreditation Institutional Graduates 2,863 Annual Salary $73,683
F Online Schools Programs Accreditation Graduates Annual Salary
Finance Schools 59 Degree Programs 82 Accreditation AACSB Graduates 4,480 Annual Salary $124,453
Fire Science Schools 4 Degree Programs 4 Accreditation FESHE Graduates 2,874 Annual Salary $66,822
Forensic Psychology Schools 9 Degree Programs 17 Accreditation APA Graduates 498 Annual Salary $54,668
Forensic Science Schools 5 Degree Programs 9 Accreditation AAFS Graduates 364 Annual Salary $66,822
G Online Schools Programs Accreditation Graduates Annual Salary
Graphic Design Schools 4 Degree Programs 9 Accreditation NASAD Graduates 367 Annual Salary $65,700
H Online Schools Programs Accreditation Graduates Annual Salary
Healthcare Schools 217 Degree Programs 373 Accreditation LCME Graduates 7,419 Annual Salary $63,809
Healthcare Administration Schools 116 Degree Programs 247 Accreditation CAHME Graduates 9,079 Annual Salary $74,946
Healthcare Information Systems Schools 27 Degree Programs 35 Accreditation CAHIM, CAHME Graduates 218 Annual Salary $69,072
Healthcare Management Schools 51 Degree Programs 111 Accreditation CAHME Graduates 9,081 Annual Salary $74,946
History Schools 22 Degree Programs 40 Accreditation Institutional Graduates 3,161 Annual Salary $73,984
Hospitality Management Schools 15 Degree Programs 19 Accreditation ACPHA Graduates 1,094 Annual Salary $87,194
Human Resources Schools 94 Degree Programs 132 Accreditation AACSB Graduates 9,063 Annual Salary $75,484
Human Services Schools 129 Degree Programs 358 Accreditation CACREP Graduates 3,399 Annual Salary $55,733
I Online Schools Programs Accreditation Graduates Annual Salary
Information Technology Schools 92 Degree Programs 214 Accreditation ABET Graduates 9,408 Annual Salary $88,140
Interior Design Schools 7 Degree Programs 8 Accreditation NASAD Graduates 372 Annual Salary $54,141
J Online Schools Programs Accreditation Graduates Annual Salary
Journalism Schools 8 Degree Programs 11 Accreditation ACEJMC Graduates 1,390 Annual Salary $72,480
L Online Schools Programs Accreditation Graduates Annual Salary
Landscape Design Schools 2 Degree Programs 3 Accreditation LAAB Graduates 486 Annual Salary $78,331
Law Schools 13 Degree Programs 21 Accreditation Institutional Graduates 2,426 Annual Salary $72,701
Liberal Studies Schools 125 Degree Programs 307 Accreditation Institutional Graduates 6,559 Annual Salary $65,018
M Online Schools Programs Accreditation Graduates Annual Salary
Management Schools 151 Degree Programs 448 Accreditation AACSB Graduates 2,434 Annual Salary $89,585
Marketing Schools 47 Degree Programs 77 Accreditation AACSB Graduates 1,783 Annual Salary $85,739
Mathematics Schools 27 Degree Programs 40 Accreditation Institutional Graduates 4,435 Annual Salary $87,923
MBA Schools 150 Degree Programs 577 Accreditation AACSB Graduates 102,755 Annual Salary $93,004
Mechanical Engineering Schools 25 Degree Programs 47 Accreditation ABET Graduates 4,515 Annual Salary $112,431
Music Schools 16 Degree Programs 21 Accreditation NASM Graduates 2,687 Annual Salary $52,244
N Online Schools Programs Accreditation Graduates Annual Salary
Network Administration Schools 11 Degree Programs 12 Accreditation ABET Graduates 9,429 Annual Salary $87,387
Nurse Practitioner (NP) Schools 4 Degree Programs 13 Accreditation ACEN, CCNE Graduates 26,661 Annual Salary $83,995
Nursing Schools 149 Degree Programs 380 Accreditation CCNE, NLNAC Graduates 26,979 Annual Salary $83,995
Nutrition Schools 40 Degree Programs 52 Accreditation ACEND Graduates 3,222 Annual Salary $57,759
O Online Schools Programs Accreditation Graduates Annual Salary
Occupational Therapy Assistant Schools 4 Degree Programs 4 Accreditation AOTA Graduates 2,886 Annual Salary $64,676
Organizational Leadership Schools 93 Degree Programs 163 Accreditation AACSB Graduates 1,507 Annual Salary $90,070
P Online Schools Programs Accreditation Graduates Annual Salary
Paralegal Schools 2 Degree Programs 3 Accreditation Institutional Graduates 277 Annual Salary $72,701
Personal Training Schools 6 Degree Programs 7 Accreditation Institutional Graduates 1,812 Annual Salary $63,318
Pharmacy Schools 6 Degree Programs 8 Accreditation ACPE Graduates 511 Annual Salary $94,519
Philosophy Schools 4 Degree Programs 4 Accreditation Institutional Graduates 467 Annual Salary $58,237
Photography Schools 2 Degree Programs 5 Accreditation Institutional Graduates 264 Annual Salary $59,059
Physical Therapy Schools 3 Degree Programs 3 Accreditation APTA Graduates 168 Annual Salary $64,676
Physician Assistant Schools 6 Degree Programs 6 Accreditation ARC-PA Graduates 2,810 Annual Salary $80,462
Physics Schools 6 Degree Programs 7 Accreditation CAMPEP Graduates 1,207 Annual Salary $99,611
Political Science Schools 20 Degree Programs 33 Accreditation Institutional Graduates 4,935 Annual Salary $90,842
Project Management Schools 47 Degree Programs 76 Accreditation AACSB Graduates 901 Annual Salary $90,070
Psychology Schools 63 Degree Programs 142 Accreditation APA Graduates 13,436 Annual Salary $59,697
Public Health Schools 59 Degree Programs 111 Accreditation CEPH Graduates 7,113 Annual Salary $73,005
R Online Schools Programs Accreditation Graduates Annual Salary
Religious Studies Schools 38 Degree Programs 236 Accreditation ACPE Graduates 2,502 Annual Salary $52,202
Respiratory Therapy Schools 2 Degree Programs 3 Accreditation CoARC Graduates 2,637 Annual Salary $77,076
S Online Schools Programs Accreditation Graduates Annual Salary
Social Work Schools 32 Degree Programs 46 Accreditation CACREP, CSWE Graduates 13,967 Annual Salary $52,389
Sports Management Schools 47 Degree Programs 83 Accreditation Institutional Graduates 1,838 Annual Salary $61,120
Substance Abuse Counseling Schools 14 Degree Programs 17 Accreditation CACREP Graduates 579 Annual Salary $73,005
T Online Schools Programs Accreditation Graduates Annual Salary
Teaching Schools 166 Degree Programs 419 Accreditation TEAC Graduates 19,280 Annual Salary $55,942
V Online Schools Programs Accreditation Graduates Annual Salary
Veterinary Technician Schools 2 Degree Programs 3 Accreditation AVMA COE Graduates 341 Annual Salary $67,384
Video Game Design Schools 4 Degree Programs 7 Accreditation Institutional Graduates 334 Annual Salary $68,111
Vocational Schools 8 Degree Programs 9 Accreditation Institutional Graduates 10,129 Annual Salary $83,520
W Online Schools Programs Accreditation Graduates Annual Salary
Web Design Schools 6 Degree Programs 7 Accreditation Institutional Graduates 234 Annual Salary $107,740

The number of graduates includes students from both online and campus programs from the most recent year, as reported by the National Center for Educational Statistics.

Non-Profit Schools Offering the Most Online Master's Degrees

The following school list is comprised of non-profit, regionally accredited colleges offering the most online master’s degrees. Some included schools offer over 100 online master’s degrees, including our top three ranked schools, Dallas Baptist University, Southern New Hampshire University, and Liberty University Online. Our requirements to be considered for this list include: 

  • Non-profit status
  • At least 20 online master's degrees
  • Regional accreditation
  • Strong student support services

These schools were ordered by descending online master's degree counts.

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  • Annual Tuition: $13,710
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: SACS COC

Dallas Baptist University offers more than 140 master’s degree programs, plus several dual master’s degree programs. Students can pursue master’s degrees in education, including a Master of Arts in Teaching in Distance Learning, a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, and a Master of Education in Higher Education. DBU also offers an online MBA with concentrations in finance, healthcare management, international business, management information systems, marketing, and project management. DBU’s online courses are asynchronous, so students are not required to participate at any specific time. Courses are divided into weekly sessions, and new material and assignments are introduced at the beginning of each session. DBU’s 24-hour help desk can help students with technical problems related to their online courses. Live chat is available Monday through Friday during normal business hours. The University Writing Center is also available to help students with questions through phone and email.

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Online Master's Degrees (146)

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  • Annual Tuition: $18,810 - $26,334
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: NEAS CIHE

Southern New Hampshire University offers over 130 online master’s degrees in more than 30 fields, including an online MBA with 40 choices for specialization. Among these specialties are athletic administration, corporate social responsibility, healthcare informatics, internet marketing, and sustainability. Psychology students can complete an online Master of Science in Psychology in areas like child and adolescent development psychology, forensic psychology, and industrial-organizational psychology. Online education degrees include master’s programs in curriculum and instruction and higher education administration. SNHU’s graduate calendar is divided into five 10-week terms. Online students have access to 24/7 phone and online technical support. Active-duty military students and their spouses can qualify for a reduced tuition rate, even at the graduate level.

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Online Master's Degrees (134)

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  • Annual Tuition: $9,170
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: SACS COC

Students at Liberty University can choose from 130 online master’s degrees, including degrees in popular fields like counseling, business, and education. Liberty offers an online Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling with concentrations in addictions and recovery, crisis response and trauma, health and wellness, and military resilience. Students can also complete a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy or a Master of Arts in Professional Counseling that satisfies the licensure requirements of most states. Some of Liberty’s online programs feature “intensives,” which require spending a week on campus, attending classes and workshops with fellow students. Online students can access academic and social support through the university’s writing center and online communities. They can also take advantage of free online tutoring and career assistance. Liberty University offers military students a tuition discount for online courses at the master’s level, and military students can apply for university scholarships as well.

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Online Master's Degrees (138)

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  • Annual Tuition: $37,504
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: WASC

The University of Southern California’s online division, USC Online, focuses on graduate education, offering more than 60 master’s degrees online. USC students can choose from many popular degree programs, including several in the field of engineering. Engineering programs include master’s degrees in aerospace, astronautical, biomedical, chemical, civil and environmental, industrial and systems, and electrical engineering. USC also offers an online Master of Social Work and a Master of Science in Applied Psychology. Business students can pursue an online MBA or an online Master of Business Taxation. USC’s online courses follow the on-campus schedule, and many courses are offered synchronously with on-campus sections. Through the university’s Distance Education Network, online students can view live lectures and interact with their professor and classmates synchronously or view materials asynchronously on their own schedule.

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Online Master's Degrees (69)

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  • Annual Tuition: $25,952
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: MSCHE

The George Washington University offers online master’s degrees in popular fields like business, engineering, education, and public health. Engineering students can complete an online Master of Science in Engineering Management or a Master of Science in Systems Engineering. Business programs include Master of Science degrees in information systems technology and project management, plus an MBA with concentrations in business administration and healthcare. Students can also choose a Master of Arts in Rehabilitation Counseling and master’s degrees in educational leadership, education technology, and special education for culturally and linguistically diverse learners. Online students at GW take courses on the same semester schedule as on-campus students. They also have access to GW’s IT Support Center, which offers technology help 24 hours a day, everyday. Students can receive help by phone, email, and chat or through remote assistance.

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Online Master's Degrees (61)

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  • Annual Tuition: $41,594
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: MSCHE

Columbia University was founded in New York City in 1754. Since 1995, Columbia University’s School of Continuing Education has been delivering programs to fit the needs of a variety of students. It now offers 30 master’s degrees, covering such fields as technology management, strategic communications, and sustainability management. Every year, six thousand students enroll in Columbia University’s School of Continuing Education. Through the Office of Student Life and Alumni Relations, online students can take advantage of advising support, as well as learn about available health services, financial services, and counseling and psychological services.

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Online Master's Degrees (45)

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  • Annual Tuition: $30,642
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: NEAS CIHE

Northeastern University was founded in Boston, Massachusetts in 1898. Eight Northeastern colleges, including its D’Amore-McKim School of Business, offer nearly 40 online master’s degrees. Programs are offered in popular fields like business, education, and engineering. Business students can choose degrees in nonprofit management, finance, project management, and taxation. The D’Amore-McKim School of Business offers an online MBA with specializations like high technology management, innovation entrepreneurship, supply chain management, and sustainability. Northeastern also offers a Master of Science in Energy Systems, a Master of Science in Engineering Management, and a Master of Professional Studies in Geographic Information Technology. Education students can complete online master’s degrees in eLearning and instructional design, learning analytics, learning and instruction, and special education. Northeastern’s online courses operate on the same term schedule as on-campus courses, and online students have access to support services like online tutoring.

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Online Master's Degrees (40)

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  • Annual Tuition: $17,056 - $20,053
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: MSCHE

The State University of New York, or SUNY, is the largest public system of higher education in the US. Open SUNY provides centralized access to the hundreds of online programs offered at the system’s 64 campuses. Several online degrees are offered through the Open SUNY+ program, which provides online students with a personal concierge, 24/7 help desk and tutoring access, and experiential learning opportunities. Master’s degrees in popular areas like education, business, counseling, and social work are available with Open SUNY+ support. Students can pursue an online Master of Social Work through the State University of New York at Buffalo, for example, or an online MBA through SUNY Oswego or Empire State College. Other Open SUNY+ programs include master’s degrees in rehabilitation counseling, early childhood education, curriculum development and instructional technology, learning and emerging technologies, and music education.

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Online Master's Degrees (38)

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  • Annual Tuition: $5,870 - $6,140
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: NWCCU

Western Governors University is a fully online institution that offers competency-based programs at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Instead of completing courses for credit, WGU students progress in their programs by demonstrating specific competencies through assessments like exams, essays, research papers, and other projects. WGU students work with a personal mentor who helps them design a degree plan and access support resources. Students can use WGU’s online library, and most course materials are available as E-textbooks, which are included in the student’s resource fee. WGU’s Teacher’s College offers master’s degrees in curriculum and instruction, special education, educational leadership, English language learning, instructional design, learning and technology, mathematics education, and science education. The university’s College of Business offers an online MBA with concentrations in information technology management and healthcare management. Business students can also complete a Master of Science in Management and Leadership or a Master of Science in Accounting.

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  • Annual Tuition: $6,454 - $22,652
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: NCACSTHLC

Arizona State University Online offers over 20 master’s degrees in a variety of fields, including education, engineering, and healthcare. Master of Science degrees are offered in biomedical diagnostics, biomimicry, and electrical engineering, among others. Education students can receive their Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with such specializations as applied behavior analysis and autism spectrum disorders. The very same faculty that teach on-campus at ASU also teach students pursuing ASU online degrees, ensuring consistent educational quality. Additionally, students receive extensive support through success coaches, academic advisors, and enrollment counselors. Financial aid is available to ASU students, with 70 percent receiving assistance each year through scholarships, grants, loans, and federal work-study programs.

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