2019 Best Online Colleges for Master's Programs

Students pursuing a graduate program can search our thorough list of accredited online master’s degrees, including 567 colleges and 13,612 degree programs. Our best online master's list highlights the top schools, based on tuition rates and alumni salaries reported by PayScale. Our comprehensive list of master’s programs includes accredited programs in fields like accounting, computer science, healthcare administration, management, nursing, and nutrition, and allows prospective students to learn how many online programs are available in their desired field.

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These 25 online colleges and universities offer the best online master's programs based on alumni salaries and tuition rates. Stanford University is ranked #1, with a reported average alumni salary of $150,200. The university offers 18 online master's programs including a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Master of Science in Computer Science with several different concentrations.

Alumni salaries were provided by PayScale. Read more about our ranked schools below, view our methodology, or learn more about SR Education Group.

Rank School Annual Tuition Median Salary
#1 #1 Stanford University $50,703 $150,200
#2 #2 Capitol Technology University $9,045 $126,500
#3 #3 University of Southern California $19,872 $125,000
#4 #4 Georgia Institute of Technology $1,700 $122,500
#5 #5 University of California - Berkeley $29,296 $123,800
#6 #6 The George Washington University $14,620 $120,800
#7 #7 Johns Hopkins University $21,250 $121,400
#8 #8 Illinois Institute of Technology $24,480 $121,400
#9 #9 Missouri University of Science and Technology $18,000 $118,600
#10 #10 Texas A&M University-College Station $12,087 $117,100
#11 #11 University of Massachusetts-Lowell $8,625 $116,500
#12 #12 Golden Gate University $15,225 $117,200
#13 #13 Southern Methodist University $20,250 $116,900
#14 #14 San Jose State University $9,000 $115,400
#15 #15 Purdue University - Main Campus $19,530 $115,400
#16 #16 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University $12,277 $114,400
#17 #17 University of Maryland - College Park $23,220 $115,500
#18 #18 University of Colorado Boulder $25,320 $115,400
#19 #19 University of Alabama in Huntsville $7,590 $112,800
#20 #20 George Mason University $17,825 $113,400
#21 #21 Georgetown University $20,175 $113,100
#22 #22 The University of Texas at Dallas $30,992 $114,500
#23 #23 DePaul University $16,640 $112,100
#24 #24 Brandeis University $17,670 $111,300
#25 #25 University of Michigan - Dearborn $19,725 $111,200
Salary data provided by Payscale Logo. Updated 2018.
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A Online Schools Programs Annual Salary Accreditation
Accounting 154 281 $105,240 AACSB, ACBSP
Aerospace Engineering 27 60 $120,189 ABET
Agriculture 33 118 Not Reported Institutional
Anthropology 2 3 $61,923 Institutional
Architecture 16 23 $55,227 NAAB
Art & Design 37 63 $58,846 NASAD
Art History 5 5 Not Reported Institutional
Aviation 12 22 $96,739 AABI
B Online Schools Programs Annual Salary Accreditation
Biology 49 138 $76,248 Institutional
Business 65 546 $94,397 AACSB, ACBSP, IACBE
C Online Schools Programs Annual Salary Accreditation
Chemical Engineering 8 13 $121,586 ABET
Child Development 7 8 $62,205 APA
Christian Counseling 21 71 $48,800 ACPE
Civil Engineering 38 113 $108,905 ABET
Communications 131 371 $88,795 ACEJMC
Computer Engineering 38 78 $111,663 ABET
Computer Science 89 236 $105,782 ABET
Conflict Resolution 27 50 $74,167 Institutional
Construction Management 32 46 $91,239 ACCE, ATMAE
Counseling 119 366 $58,000 CACREP
Counseling Psychology 28 46 Not Reported Institutional
Creative Writing 18 30 Not Reported Institutional
Criminal Justice 145 327 $68,155 Institutional
Criminology 24 39 Not Reported Institutional
Cyber Security 99 208 $68,163 Institutional
D Online Schools Programs Annual Salary Accreditation
Data Science 72 127 Not Reported Institutional
Dental Assistant 2 2 $72,851 CODA
Dental Hygiene 9 11 Not Reported Institutional
E Online Schools Programs Annual Salary Accreditation
Early Childhood Education 10 22 $54,206 CAEP, NAEYC
Economics 40 64 $123,772 AACSB
Education 50 358 $57,954 CAEP, CEA
Educational Leadership 239 633 $62,327 Institutional
Electrical Engineering 58 151 $121,604 ABET
Elementary Education 128 265 $52,639 CAEP, TEAC
Emergency Management 55 113 Not Reported Institutional
Engineering 205 1,234 $114,611 ABET
Engineering Management 92 162 Not Reported Institutional
English 69 122 $65,623 Institutional
Environmental Science 89 280 $92,104 Institutional
ESL 84 126 $53,927 CEA
Exercise Science 24 58 Not Reported Institutional
F Online Schools Programs Annual Salary Accreditation
Fashion 7 9 $73,291 Institutional
Finance 182 303 $127,294 AACSB
Fire Science 9 12 $68,163 Institutional
Forensic Accounting 11 21 Not Reported Institutional
Forensic Psychology 14 31 $54,699 APA
Forensic Science 34 124 $68,163 AAFS
G Online Schools Programs Annual Salary Accreditation
Geographic Information Systems 28 46 $79,428 Institutional
Graphic Design 7 8 $66,541 NASAD
H Online Schools Programs Annual Salary Accreditation
Health Education 98 138 Not Reported Institutional
Healthcare Administration 36 115 $77,333 CAHME
Healthcare Informatics 18 32 $72,851 CAHIIM, CAHME
Healthcare Management 46 93 $74,946 CAHME
History 7 16 $74,631 Institutional
Holistic Medicine 5 5 $66,623 CNME
Homeland Security 60 176 $68,163 Institutional
Hospitality Management 34 44 $88,050 ACPHA
Human Resources 157 277 $80,913 AACSB, ACBSP
Human Services 36 166 $57,247 Institutional
I Online Schools Programs Annual Salary Accreditation
Industrial Engineering 36 79 $118,419 ABET
Information Technology 27 102 $90,557 ABET
Interior Design 6 9 $56,678 NASAD
J Online Schools Programs Annual Salary Accreditation
Journalism 33 72 Not Reported ACEJMC
L Online Schools Programs Annual Salary Accreditation
Law 50 159 $70,492 ABA
Law Enforcement 37 45 $68,163 Institutional
Liberal Studies 111 259 $67,282 Institutional
Library Science 89 204 Not Reported ALA
M Online Schools Programs Annual Salary Accreditation
Management 431 2,309 $90,142 AACSB
Marketing 38 70 $88,300 AACSB
Marriage & Family Therapy 25 65 $68,213 COAMFTE
Mathematics 83 135 $93,057 Institutional
MBA 358 1,986 $93,004 AACSB, ACBSP, IACBE
Mechanical Engineering 40 72 $116,549 ABET
Medical Office Administration 3 3 $81,078 Institutional
MFA 12 24 Not Reported Institutional
MSW 58 132 Not Reported CSWE
Music 52 88 $54,503 NASM
N Online Schools Programs Annual Salary Accreditation
Network Administration 15 20 $88,164 ABET
Nurse Practitioner (NP) 90 239 $83,995 ACEN, CCNE
Nursing 30 151 $85,661 ACEN, CCNE
Nutrition 5 9 $58,685 ACEND
O Online Schools Programs Annual Salary Accreditation
Occupational Safety 15 21 Not Reported ABET
Occupational Therapy 2 2 Not Reported Institutional
Organizational Leadership 264 724 $90,772 AACSB
P Online Schools Programs Annual Salary Accreditation
Paralegal 3 3 $70,492 Institutional
Personal Training 9 16 $63,318 Institutional
Pharmacy 13 39 $97,604 ACPE
Pharmacy Technician 2 2 $72,851 ACPE, ASHP
Philosophy 2 2 $61,648 Institutional
Photography 1 2 $63,225 Institutional
Physical Education 40 61 $62,043 Institutional
Physical Therapy 1 1 $66,831 APTA
Physician Assistant 1 1 $81,086 ARC-PA
Physics 15 18 $101,649 CAMPEP
Political Science 22 82 $92,555 Institutional
Project Management 106 202 $90,717 AACSB, PMI-GAC
Psychology 130 348 $62,211 APA
Public Administration 189 582 $62,346 NASPAA
Public Health 126 288 $68,213 CEPH
Public Relations 37 49 Not Reported Institutional
R Online Schools Programs Annual Salary Accreditation
Radiology 9 18 Not Reported JRCERT
Real Estate 12 16 $92,874 Institutional
Religious Studies 8 154 $54,903 ACPE
Respiratory Therapy 5 14 $78,563 CoARC
S Online Schools Programs Annual Salary Accreditation
School Counseling 49 66 $49,309 CACREP
Secondary Education 121 294 $56,258 CAEP, TEAC
Social Work 63 145 $54,467 CSWE
Sociology 13 26 $55,227 Institutional
Software Engineering 46 71 $109,879 ABET
Spanish 10 17 $64,093 Institutional
Special Education 193 519 $56,418 CAA, CAEP
Speech Pathology 10 11 Not Reported CAA
Sports Management 12 25 $60,515 Institutional
Statistics 36 49 Not Reported Institutional
Substance Abuse Counseling 28 39 $68,213 CACREP
Supply Chain Management 80 124 Not Reported Institutional
Systems Engineering 55 122 $87,388 ABET
T Online Schools Programs Annual Salary Accreditation
Teaching 261 1,125 $56,630 CAEP, TEAC
Theology 33 163 Not Reported Institutional
V Online Schools Programs Annual Salary Accreditation
Video Game Design 7 9 $68,111 Institutional
W Online Schools Programs Annual Salary Accreditation
Web Design 11 11 $101,190 Institutional
Web Development 12 12 $88,164 Institutional
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2019 Best Online Colleges for Master's Degrees - Ranking Details

  • Annual Tuition: $50,703
  • Median Salary: $150,200
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
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Stanford University has a robust online program offering graduate degrees, graduate and professional certificates, executive education programs, and free courses designed to help students reach their goals. Students have access to classes, lectures and other learning tools created by Stanford s world class faculty. They offer 11 online engineering master's degree programs, but not all of these programs can be completed entirely online and most require a minimum GPA. The master's degree programs require 45 units to complete, and the tuition is $1,352 per quarter unit. Stanford also charges a one-time transcript and document fee of $125, plus a student fee for each quarter of enrollment (except for summer). Part-time students typically complete their degrees in three to five years, with a maximum of five years allowed.

  • Annual Tuition: $9,045
  • Median Salary: $126,500
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: MSCHE
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Capitol Technology University offers technology-related certificates, classes for undergraduates, master's degrees, and doctorates for people looking to further their education. Their accelerated master's degree programs are all fully online, with eight and 16-week courses available. Many of their degrees come in a flexible, asynchronous format, allowing students to complete their work when their schedule allows. Some programs offer a live, virtual classroom in which students can interact with their instructor and peers. All live classes are recorded and available to be viewed at the students convenience. The master's degrees require between 30-39 credits to complete, and the tuition for graduate courses is $603 per credit, plus fees. They offer a discounted rate to active duty military members and there is no application fee.

  • Annual Tuition: $19,872
  • Median Salary: $125,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
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The University of Southern California has been offering remote education since 1972 and currently offers over 100 online graduate and executive programs. Students taking online classes receive the same distinguished education as on campus students and face similar, demanding standards. Their online courses offer convenience and flexibility, and also include real time virtual discussions with faculty and classmates. Admission requirements for online programs are typically the same as for on campus students, though international students may face additional stipulations. Online tuition is billed at the standard USC rate, with graduate tuition currently estimated at $27,660 per year, though the price will vary depending on program and length. USC is a top ranked university and has received numerous awards for its online graduate programs.

  • Annual Tuition: $1,700
  • Median Salary: $122,500
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: SACS COC
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Georgia Tech has been delivering online learning programs to adult learners for over 40 years. They offer nine online Master of Science degrees and three hybrid professional master's degrees, all based on their challenging on-campus programs. Online students are provided with a renowned faculty, top quality classes, digital learning tools, and a nationally ranked curriculum. Their online programs are a cost-effective way for working professionals from all over the world to further their education and careers. Courses are typically taught asynchronously, but there may be virtual office hours with faculty and teaching assistants that students need to attend at a set time. Georgia Tech s online master's degrees vary in price from $275 per credit hour to $1,100 per credit hour and typically take two to three years to complete.

  • Annual Tuition: $29,296
  • Median Salary: $123,800
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
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UC Berkeley has an extensive online learning program offering courses, certificates and degrees to adults wishing to further their education. The Berkeley School of Information offers two fully online master's degree programs, the Master of Information and Data Science (MIDS) and the Master of Information and Cybersecurity (MICS). A Master of Public Health is also available online. While the coursework can be completed online, some programs require an on-campus immersion visit. The program length and tuition will vary by program, but the MIDS and MICS are each 27 units and cost $66,150 and $69,984 respectively, plus additional fees. Online students receive personalized support throughout the program and career resources aimed at helping them gain employment after degree completion.

  • Annual Tuition: $14,620
  • Median Salary: $120,800
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: MSCHE
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Founded in 1821, George Washington University is based on President George Washington's wish for a national university. This private research institution is organized into 14 colleges and now serves students, both domestically and internationally, through its distance learning program, GW Online. George Washington University remains one of the largest private universities with students in more than 130 countries including 15,000 graduate students, many of which are enrolled in one of the 60 online master's degrees. Online graduate programs are offered in a range of subjects including cyber security policy and compliance to strategic public relations. With alumni that include presidents, prime ministers, royals, and diplomats from around the globe, George Washington University offers all eligible students access to its world-class educational tools including famous programs in government affairs and journalism.

  • Annual Tuition: $21,250
  • Median Salary: $121,400
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: MSCHE
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One of the most renowned healthcare and medical universities in the country, John Hopkins University offers students a world-class education through traditional on-campus courses and distance learning degree programs. The university offers 97 online master's programs. With an annual tuition rate of $21,250 and more than 24,000 students throughout its various programs, Johns Hopkins provides programs across various disciplines including the humanities, business, and natural sciences. Built through unprecedented philanthropic contributions, Johns Hopkins is considered the first research university in the United States basing its model on the German model. After 142 years, this university remains one of the top prospects for degree-seeking students and working adults requiring a flexible education option.

  • Annual Tuition: $24,480
  • Median Salary: $121,400
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: HLC
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The Illinois Institute of Technology is a private research institution based in Chicago where it has served students since 1940 in the technical fields of engineering, natural sciences, industrial technology, information technology, and various liberal arts programs. This university also offers distance learning master's programs for domestic and international degree-seeking students in almost every academic college in both fully online and blended options for those close to campus. These programs are lead and designed by the same instructors, so distance learning Illinois Institute of Technology students get the same education with the benefit of a more flexible schedule.

  • Annual Tuition: $18,000
  • Median Salary: $118,600
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: HLC
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Colloquially referred to as Missouri S&T, Missouri University of Science and Technology has been ranked as one of best options for students pursuing online master's degrees. It offers distance learning students a flat tuition fee that is consistent regardless of a degree-seeking students' residence at about $1,200 per credit for master's level programs and $550 per credit hour for undergraduate options. This leading public land and space grant university specializes in STEM programs and offers distance learning and working students fully online options like master's programs in geotechnics, technical communication, and various engineering fields.

  • Annual Tuition: $12,087
  • Median Salary: $117,100
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: SACS COC
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Texas A&M University is one of the top public universities in the country, with 68,000 current students. While it is often known for a vibrant campus culture centered around its successful athletics department, this Division I institution has continued to make a name in the world of academics with cost-effective degree programs offered to traditional and non-traditional students through an exceptional distance learning program. Texas A&M University offers more online degree options than all but two other institutions in the nation. The school's virtual options include graduate programs in 11 of its academic colleges and span all degree levels. Online master's degrees at Texas A&M can cost as little as $12,000 per year in tuition.

  • Annual Tuition: $8,625
  • Median Salary: $116,500
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: NECHE
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The University of Massachusetts-Lowell offers a large selection of accredited courses, certificates and degree programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Umass Lowell offers over 20 graduate degrees in areas such as education, criminal justice and business administration, as well as two blended doctorate degrees (online/on campus). Distance learning students have access to online technical support 24/7, and academic advisor and program coordinators are also available to provide support. Tuition is the same regardless of a students residency and is priced per credit. The current rates for graduate degrees are between $470 and $655 per credit and most of the graduate programs take about 30 credits to complete.

  • Annual Tuition: $15,225
  • Median Salary: $117,200
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
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Golden Gate University has an extensive online program offering accredited courses, professional certificates and degrees for students looking to maintain a work-life balance while furthering their education. Students use GGU s online platform to access course materials, watch multimedia content, and participate in class activities. The classes are identical to those on campus, and are taught by the same faculty, with the same academic standards. Courses are asynchronous, so students can complete their coursework with some flexibility. Tuition is calculated based upon the total course cost for a three-unit course (four-unit for executive and doctoral programs) and varies by program. Current rates for a three-unit graduate course are between $3,150 and $3,600 and most graduate degree programs are between 30 and 54 units in length.

  • Annual Tuition: $20,250
  • Median Salary: $116,900
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: SACS COC
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Southern Methodist University has 50 years of experience in delivering fully-accredited distance education. Their Lyle School of Engineering offers 19 master's programs delivered across state-of-the-art technology to wherever students are located. Their courses are recorded live in campus classrooms, so distance students always receive fresh content and see everything as if they were attending on campus. Faculty are available to support students with logistics issues, registration, course selection, and degree planning. Courses are offered in standard length terms and most degree programs require 10 courses or 30 credit hours to complete. The M.S. in Data Science degree is priced at $1,704 per credit hour, while the remaining degrees are $1,350 per credit hour. Active duty military members receive a discounted rate of $675 per credit hour.

  • Annual Tuition: $9,000
  • Median Salary: $115,400
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
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San Jose State University offers four fully online degree programs (three master's and one doctorate) and five hybrid degree programs, where some courses are online but on campus attendance is also required. Most of the course content is delivered asynchronously, so students have the flexibility to attend school at their convenience. Students use online tools like web conferencing, audio lectures, discussion forums and social networking platforms to interact with their teachers and peers. The master's degrees take between 30 and 43 units to complete. Tuition for graduate and post baccalaureate degrees is priced between $19,717 and $29,408 per year (depending on students housing) with additional fees between $6,218 and $9,230 (based upon full or part-time education), and $396 per unit for non-California residents.

  • Annual Tuition: $19,530
  • Median Salary: $115,400
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: HLC
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Purdue University offers associate degrees, professional development programs, graduate certificates, and master's degree programs to students looking to further their education online. Their online programs provide the same faculty and curriculum that is found on campus, so distance learners receive the same education and degrees as their on campus peers. Purdue offers their graduate programs in both fully online and hybrid formats and classes are asynchronous, so students can complete coursework at their convenience. Purdue has been recognized for having one of the top online graduate education programs, and many of their graduate degrees have earned their own accolades. Most of the graduate degree programs are around 30 credit hours and the tuition rates, which vary by program, can be found on their website.

  • Annual Tuition: $12,277
  • Median Salary: $114,400
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: SACS COC
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As a show of their commitment to providing lifelong learning opportunities, Virginia Tech offers online and blended programs to help distance learners reach their goals. Their online programs have flexible schedules, limited class sizes and are taught by distinguished Virginia Tech faculty members. They provide student services to all students, whether they be on campus or distance learners. Some of these services include academic support, career services, and resources for veterans. They offer 12 online master's degree programs and 10 graduate certificates. Tuition fees for Virginia state residents are $818.50 per hour, while out-of-state residents are charged $1,595.25 per hour. Some master's degree programs charge additional fees, and these are outlined on their website.

  • Annual Tuition: $23,220
  • Median Salary: $115,500
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: MSCHE
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The University of Maryland offers online learning opportunities through their Enterprise Learning Management (ELMS) system. Their courses are offered in asynchronous, synchronous, and hybrid formats. The coursework is rigorous and students are expected to study nine to 12 hours per week for every three credit-hour class they take. They offer 18 professional graduate programs and their master's degrees range between 30 and 45 credits to complete. Tuition is $717 per credit, with an additional fee of $95 per term for distance learners.

  • Annual Tuition: $25,320
  • Median Salary: $115,400
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: HLC
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In their quest to provide world-class education to online students, the University of Colorado Boulder delivers the same academic experience found on campus to their distance learning programs. They offer courses, graduate certificates and master's degrees across fields such as business, engineering and computer science. Some of their master's degree programs are offered fully online, whereas others are blended and require some on campus presence. Online students are able to watch live courses, interact with professors, and earn their degree on their own schedule. They are also provided the same resources and and staff support that on campus students receive. Tuition for their Master of Science in Electrical Engineering degree is priced at $667 per credit hour for in-state, out-of-state, and international students.

  • Annual Tuition: $7,590
  • Median Salary: $112,800
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: SACS COC
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The University of Alabama in Huntsville s extensive online learning program allows students to receive certificates, bachelor s degrees, master's degrees and doctorate degrees fully online. They deliver master's degree programs in the fields of business, education, engineering, interdisciplinary, and nursing via their learning management system. Classes are recorded live and students have access to the lectures and any content presented in class, including slideshows, media clips, and drawings. Courses are taught by UAH instructors and are asynchronous, so students can access them as their schedule allows. The course tuition rates for online graduate programs range between $412 and $596 per hour. Online students have access to the full suite of UAH support and academic services, including online learning communication tools, the UAH library and technical support.

  • Annual Tuition: $17,825
  • Median Salary: $113,400
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: SACS COC
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George Mason University, the largest public research university in Virginia, offers over 50 hybrid and fully online courses, certificates, minors, undergraduate, and graduate degree programs. Their online courses are identical to those offered on campus and maintain the same high academic standards, ensuring online students receive a comparable education with the added convenience of a flexible schedule. All students, whether they be on campus or distance learners, are provided with a range of resources including academic and career services, access to the library, student health and wellness services, and opportunities to engage in university life. Online graduate tuition rates vary between $489 and $1,850 per credit (plus fees), depending upon the program and the student's residency. Program lengths also vary and range between 30 and 48 credits.

  • Annual Tuition: $20,175
  • Median Salary: $113,100
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: MSCHE
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Georgetown University offers a number of affordable online degrees that deliver the same academic content as degrees obtained on campus. Some classes are asynchronous, so students can complete and watch coursework on their own time, allowing for a more flexible environment. Other classes are synchronous, so students must log in and participate in the lecture at a designated time. The Executive Master of Professional Studies program has 2 specializations: Emergency & Disaster Management and Global Strategic Communications. The Master of Professional Studies program has 12 specializations, including Real Estate, Sports Industry Management, Cybersecurity Risk Management, and Higher Education Administration, among others.

  • Annual Tuition: $30,992
  • Median Salary: $114,500
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: SACS COC
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The University of Texas at Dallas offers a variety of online Master in Science degrees, including Accounting, Information Technology and Management, Management Science, and Marketing. Courses are fully administered online with a curriculum similar to what is taught in on-campus classrooms. Students can view lectures whenever and wherever is convenient for them. Their online Accounting program has 2 possible options: their Accounting Flex or Accounting Cohort program. The Accounting Flex program allows students to take their courses at their own pace and the Accounting Cohort program allows students to finish their degree in 20 months. They also offer an online Master of Business Administration, which offers courses in Financial Markets and Institutions, Fixed Income Securities, Applied Econometrics, Global Supply Chain Management, and many more.

  • Annual Tuition: $16,640
  • Median Salary: $112,100
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: HLC
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DePaul University, located in Chicago, offers a number of online masters degrees, including Software Engineering, Sport, Fitness and Recreation Leadership, Public Service Management, Health Informatics, and more. The Master of Science in Business Information Technology allows students to take courses in Enterprise Infrastructure, Decisions in Marketing Management, Introduction to User-Centered Design, Fundamental Operations Management, and Decisions in Marketing Management. Similar to class on campus, online courses are small, so distance learners can interact with professors one-on-one. DePaul University aims to provide a quality online learning experience and has been developing award-winning training for online faculty, digital learning tools, and unique online curriculum.

  • Annual Tuition: $17,670
  • Median Salary: $111,300
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: NECHE
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Brandeis University has several online graduate programs for distance learners who are seeking STEM degrees. Some of these Master of Science degrees include Health and Medical Informatics, Instructional Design and Technology, Digital Innovation for FinTech, Information Security Leadership, plus quite a few more. Most degrees require 30 credits to graduate and can be taken part-time. Students in the MS in Health and Medical Informatics program can take courses in Legal Issues in Data Analysis and Decision Support for Health Informatics, Health Data and Electronic Health Records, Organizational Leadership and Decision Making, Strategic Application of IT in Healthcare, and others.

  • Annual Tuition: $19,725
  • Median Salary: $111,200
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: HLC
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The University of Michigan-Dearborn offers a number of online master's degrees that offer students with the flexibility they need to advance their careers. Distance learners can visit the Canvas portal page to access online courses, assignments, discussions, and other resources for their classes. Students can pursue degrees such as a Master of Science degrees in Engineering Management, Human Centered Design and Engineering, Computer and Information Science, Program and Project Management, and more. Those looking for an online Master of Science in Engineering can choose from various concentrations, including Electrical Engineering, Energy Systems Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial and Systems Engineering, and more.

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