Economics

A Master of Science in Economics can prepare students for careers in the business sector, including positions as financial analysts, budget analysts and policy consultants, as well as roles in higher education. Admission to a graduate Economics program generally requires students to hold a bachelor’s degree in addition to completing the Graduate Record Examination. Courses …

The University of Vermont

DEGREES Master of Accountancy M.A.: English, German, Greek & Latin, History, Psychology M.A.T.: Curriculum & Instruction, Greek & Latin M.B.A.: Sustainable Innovation M.Ed.: Curriculum & Instruction, Educational Leadership, Higher Education & Student Affairs Administration, Interdisciplinary Studies, Special Education M.P.S.: Leadership for Sustainability (online) M.P.A.:  Public Administration M.S.: Animal Science, Biochemistry, Biology, Biostatistics, Chemistry, Civil & …

University at Buffalo-SUNY

SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE AND PLANNING 716-829-5900 http://ap.buffalo.edu Dr. Robert G. Shibley, Dean DEGREES M.Arch., M.S.: Architecture, Real Estate Development. M.U.P., Ph.D.: Urban Planning, and Urban & Regional Planning. DUAL DEGREES: M.Arch./M.U.P.; M.Arch./M.B.A.; M.Arch./M.F.A.; M.U.P./J.D. CERTIFICATE: Historic Preservation. COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES 716-645-2711 http://cas.buffalo.edu Dr. Robin G. Schulze, Dean DEGREES M.A., M.F.A., M.M., M.S. and/or …

Graduate Fields of Study

For the purposes of this guide, graduate majors are grouped under 52 broad categories. Listed below are descriptions for each graduate major with information on the coursework associated with the programs and related career opportunities with median salaries.

Non-conventional Wisdom Can Make Big Difference When Applying to Graduate School

The purpose behind graduate school is to help promising students become experts in some domain. The particular degree obtained, however, tends to obscure the specialized nature of the competence that has been acquired along the way. Different individuals who hold the same advanced degree in the same field will differ in terms of the nature of their acquired expertise. After you are done, and you have your Ph.D., you will find that the degree is not what actually determines the jobs or careers for which you are qualified. Instead, your qualifications are determined by the particular areas in which you have gained special expertise. 

The University of Utah

COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE + PLANNING801-581-8254DEGREESM.S.: Architectural StudiesM.Arch.: ArchitectureM.C.M.P.: City and Metropolitan PlanningPh.D.: Metropolitan Planning, Policy, & Design DAVID ECCLES SCHOOL OF BUSINESS801-581-8625DEGREESM.B.A.: Business Administration ExecutiveM.B.A.: Business Administration OnlineM.B.A.: Business Administration ProfessionalM.B.A.: Business AdministrationM.S.: Business AnalyticsM.R.E.D.: Real Estate DevelopmentM.H.A.: Healthcare AdministrationPh.D.: Business AdministrationM.Acc.: AccountingM.S.: FinanceM.S.: Information Systems SCHOOL OF DENTISTRY801-581-8951DEGREESD.D.S.: Dental Surgery COLLEGE OF EDUCATION801-581-8221DEGREESM.A.: Education, …

University of Minnesota – Twin Cities

GRADUATE SCHOOL 612-625-3014 DEGREES M.H.I.: Health Informatics. M.S.: Biophysical Sciences & Medical Physics, Genetic Counseling, Health Informatics, Neuroscience, Pharmacology, Scientific Computation. Ph.D.: Biophysical Sciences & Medical Physics, Health Informatics; Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology & Genetics; Neuroscience, Pharmacology, Scientific Computation. COLLEGE OF FOOD, AGRICULTURAL AND NATURAL RESOURCES 612-624-5387 DEGREES M.A.: Rhetoric & Scientific & Technical Communication. …

Kansas State University

COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE 785-532-6101 DEGREES M.A.B.: Agribusiness M.S.: Agricultural Economics; Agricultural Education and Communication; Agronomy; Animal Science; Entomology; Food Science; Grain Science; Horticulture and Natural Resources; Plant Pathology Ph.D.: Agricultural Economics; Agronomy; Animal Science; Entomology; Food Science; Grain Science; Horticulture and Natural Resources; Plant Pathology COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE, PLANNING, AND DESIGN 785-532-5950 DEGREES M.Arch.: Architecture …

University of Iowa

GRADUATE COLLEGE 319-335-2144 DEGREES M.A.: Communication Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies, International Studies, Urban & Regional Planning. M.H.A: Health Management & Policy. M.S.: Biostatistics, Interdisciplinary Studies, Informatics, Translational Biomedicine, Urban & International Planning. Ph.D.: Applied Mathematical & Computational Sciences, Biostatistics, Communication Studies, Community & Behavioral Health, Genetics, Immunology, Interdisciplinary Studies, Molecular Biology, Neuroscience, Second Language Acquisition, Translational …

University of Arizona

GRADUATE COLLEGE DEGREES M.A.: American Indian Studies, Comparative Cultural & Literary Sudies. M.P.H.: Public Health. M.S.: Applied Mathematics, Dietetics, Epidemiology, Genetics, Gerontological Studies, Nutritional Biochemistry, Planning. P.M.S.: Applied Mathematics, Mathematical Sciences. Ph.D.: American Indian Studies, Applied Mathematics, Arid Land Resource Sciences, Cancer Biology, Comparative Cultural & Literary Studies, Epidemiology, Epidemiological Nutrition/Public Health Nutrition, Genetics, Human/Clinical …

Arizona State University

W.P. CAREY SCHOOL OF BUSINESS 480-965-2468 http://wpcarey.asu.edu DEGREES M.B.A.: Business Administration. M.Acc: Master of Accountancy. M.H.S.M.: Health Sector Management. M.P.H.: Public Health. M.R.E.D.: Real Estate Development. M.S.: Agribusiness. M.S.: Business Analytics. M.S.I.M.: Information Management. M.Tax: Taxation. Ph.D.: Business Administration (concentrations in Accountancy, Computer Information Systems, Finance, Management, Marketing, Supply Chain Management, Agribusiness), Economics. HERBERGER INSTITUTE …

York University

SCHULICH SCHOOL OF BUSINESS 416-736-5060 DEGREES M.A.: Finance. M.B.A.: Accounting, Arts & Media Administration, Economics, Entrepreneurial Studies, Finance, International Business, Management Information Systems, Management Policy, Management Science, Marketing, Organizational Behavior/Industrial Relations, Public Management. Executive M.B.A. jointly with Kellogg School of Business, Northwestern University I.M.B.A.: International Business Administration. Ph.D.: Accounting, Finance, Management Policy, Marketing, Organizational Behavior/Industrial …

University of Ottawa

TEFLER SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT 613-562-5815 DEGREES M.B.A., E.M.B.A.: Business Administration. M.B.A. Law. M.H.A.: Health Administration. M.Sc.: Management. M.Sc H.S.: Health Systems. FACULTY OF ARTS 613-562-5439 (Graduate Studies office) DEGREES Master’s: Classical Studies, Communication, English, Geography, History, Information Studies, Lettres françaises, Linguistics, Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Music, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Spanish, Theatre, Theatre–Directing, Translation-Conference Interpreting, Translation–Legal …

Marquette University

KLINGLER COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES Sensenbrenner Hall, 103 414-288-7137 DEGREES M.A., M.A.C.D., M.A.P., M.S., Ph.D.: Applied Statistics; Bioinformatics; Biological Sciences; Chemistry; Christian Doctrine; Computational Sciences; Computing; English; Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Spanish); History; International Affairs; Mathematics for Secondary School Teachers; Philosophy; Political Science; Psychology; Public Service; Religious Studies; Theology. DIEDERICH COLLEGE OF COMMUNICATION Johnston …

Virginia Commonwealth University

COLLEGE OF HUMANITIES AND SCIENCES 804-828-1674, thecollege@vcu.edu M.A.: English, History, Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness M.F.A.: Creative Writing M.P.A.: Public Administration M.S.: Biology, Chemistry, Criminal Justice, Forensic Science, Mass Communications (Advertising [Art Direction, Communications Strategy, Copywriting, Creative Brand Management, Creative Technology], Integrated Public Relations & Advertising, Multimedia Journalism, Strategic Public Relations), Mathematical Sciences, Physics/Applied Physics, …

University of Virginia

GRADUATE SCHOOL OF ARTS AND SCIENCES 437 Cabell Hall Phone: 434-924-6739 Fax: 434-924-6737 Email: grad-a-s@virginia.edu Ian Baucom, Dean DEGREES M.A., M.A.P.E., M.F.A., M.S., Ph.D.: Anthropology, Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Classics, Creative Writing, Drama, East Asian Studies, Economics, English Language & Literature, Environmental Sciences, European Studies, Foreign Affairs, French Language & Literature, German Language & Literature, Government, …

Vanderbilt University

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES 615-322-2851 DEGREES M.A.: Anthropology, Art History, Astronomy, Classical Studies, Comparative Literature, Economics, English, French, German, History, History & Critical Theories of Religion, Interdisciplinary Biomedical & Biological Sciences, Latin American Studies, Mathematics, Philosophy, Political Science, Portuguese, Psychology, Sociology, Spanish. M.F.A.: Creative Writing. M.L.A.S.: Liberal Arts & Sciences. M.S.: Biological Sciences, Chemistry …

University of South Carolina

COLLEGE OF HOSPITALITY, RETAIL, AND SPORT MANAGEMENT 803-777-4290 DEGREES M.A.T. M.H.R.T.M.: Hotel, Restaurant & Tourism Management. Master of Retailing. MOORE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS 803-777-3170 DEGREES M.Acc., M.A. Econ., P.M.B.A., part-time I.M.B.A., M.S.B.A., M.H.R., Ph.D. COLLEGE OF EDUCATION 803-777-3828 DEGREES M.Ed.: Community & Adult Programs in Education, Early Childhood Education, Educational Administration, Educational Research, Elementary Education, …

Widener University

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES DEGREES M.A.*: Criminal Justice, Liberal Studies, Public Administration. SCHOOL OF HUMAN SERVICE PROFESSIONS DEGREES M.Ed.*: Adult Education, Counseling Education, Early Childhood Education, Educational Foundations, Educational Leadership/Principalship, Educational Psychology, Elementary Education, English & Language Arts Education, Health Education, Home & School Visitor (School Social Workers), Human Sexuality Education, Mathematics Education, Middle …

Drexel University

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES 215-895-2620 DEGREES M.S.: Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Communications, Environmental Policy, Environmental Science, General Humanities and Social Sciences, Human Nutrition, Mathematics, Physics, Psychology, Publications Management; Science, Technology & Society. Ph.D.: Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Clinical Psychology, Environmental Science, Mathematics, Physics. J.D./Ph.D.: Law – Psychology. LEBOW COLLEGE OF BUSINESS 215-895-1587 DEGREES M.B.A., Online M.B.A., …

Carnegie Mellon University

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING 412-268-2479 DEGREES ; M.Ch.E.: Chemical Engineering M.S.: Architecture-Engineering Construction Management (through the Department of Architecture); Biomedical Engineering; Chemical Engineering; Chemical Engineering & Colloids; Polymers & Surfaces (with the Department of Chemistry); Civil & Environmental Engineering; Computational Design; Computational Mechancis; Electrical & Computer Engineering; Energy Science; Technology, & Policy; Engineering & Technology Innovation …

University of Cincinnati

DEGREES M.A.: Anthropology, Applied Economics, Art Education, Art History, Arts Administration, Classics, Communication, Communication Sciences & Disorders, Educational Studies, English & Comparative Literature, French, Geography, German, History, Labor & Employment Relations, Mental Health Counseling, Philosophy, Political Science, Sociology, Spanish, Women’s Studies. M.Arch.: Architecture. M.A.T.: Mathematical Sciences. M.A.L.E.R.: Labor & Employment Relations. M.B.A.: Business Administration (Interdisciplinary). …

The University of Akron

DEGREES MASTER’S: Accountancy, Applied Politics, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Business Administration (Business Analytics, Finance, Global Technological Innovation, Health Care Management, Interdisciplinary, International Business, Management, Marketing, Risk Management & Insurance, Supply Chain Management), Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Child & Family Development, Child Life, Clothing/Textiles/Interiors, Civil Engineering, Communication, Counseling (Classroom Guidance for Teachers, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, School Counseling, …

Ohio University

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES 740-593-2845 DEGREES M.A.: Applied Economics, English (Composition/Rhetoric, Creative Writing-Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry), French, Geography, History, Linguistics, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Sociology, Spanish. M.F.E.: Financial Economics. M.S.: Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Plant Biology, Geography, Geological Sciences, Mathematics, Physics. M.S.S.: Social Sciences. Ph.D.: Biological Sciences, Chemistry, English (Literature, Composition/Rhetoric, Creative Writing-Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry), Environmental …

Bowling Green State University

MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAMS Accounting, American Culture Studies, Analytics (interdisciplinary), Applied Geospatial Science, Applied Statistics & Operations Research, Architecture, Art (2-D/3-D Studies and Digital Arts), Art History, Biological Sciences, Business Administration (Executive/Professional MBA), Chemistry, Classroom Technology, College Student Personnel, Communication Disorders, Computer Science, Creative Writing, Criminal Justice, Cross-Cultural & International Education, Curriculum & Teaching, Educational Administration …

Binghamton University – State University of New York

COLLEGE OF COMMUNITY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS M.A., M.S.: Sustainable Communities. M.P.A.: Public Administration. M.P.H.: Public Health. M.S.: Student Affairs Administration. M.S.W.: Social Work. Ph.D.: Community Research and Action. Geriatric & Gerontological Social Work Certificate. Local Government Management Certificate. Non-Profit Administration Certificate. Social Work in Health Care Certificate. DECKER SCHOOL OF NURSING M.S., D.N.P., Certificate: Adult-Gerontological …

Pace University

SCHOOL OF LAW www.law.pace.edu DEGREES JD: Juris Doctor LLM: Comparative Law, Environmental Law – specialized tracks in Climate Change & Land Use & Sustainable Development. SJD: Doctor of Juridical Sciences in Environmental Law. Joint Degrees: JD/MBA, JD/MPA, JD/MEM, JD/MS, JD/MA ADVANCED CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS: Environmental Law, International Law. SPECIAL PROGRAMS: London Program, Foreign Lawyers Program. LUBIN …

Eastern Michigan University

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES DEGREES M.A.: Art (Visual Arts Education, Studio Art); Communication, Media & Theatre Arts (Communication, Drama/Theatre Arts for the Young, Interpretation/Performance Studies, Theatre Arts, Arts Administration); Economics (Applied Economics, Economics, Health Economics, International Economics & Development, Trade & Development), Individualized Studies, English Language & Literature (Children’s Literature, Creative Writing, English Studies …

University of Massachusetts Boston

DEGREES D.N.P.: Nursing. Ed.S.: School Psychology/Education Specialist. Ed.D.: Education/Higher Education Administration, Education/Leadership in Urban Schools. M.A.: American Studies, Applied Economics, Applied Linguistics, Applied Sociology, Classics/Applied Linguistics, Classics/Greek-Latin, Classics/Initial Teacher Licensure, Conflict Resolution, Critical & Creative Thinking, Global Inclusion & Social Development, English, History, History/Archives, History/Public History, History/Teaching History, Historical Archaeology. M.B.A.: Business Administration. M.Ed.: Educational …

University of Maryland College Park

COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES M.S., Ph.D. DEGREES SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE PLANNING AND PRESERVATION M.Comm. Planning (M.C.P.), M.Arch. Ph.D. DEGREES COLLEGE OF ARTS AND HUMANITIES M.A., M.S., M.F.A., M.L.S., M.M., Ph.D., D.M.A. DEGREES COLLEGE OF BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES M.A., M.S., M.A.A., M.L.S., Au.D., Ph.D. DEGREES ROBERT H. SMITH SCHOOL OF BUSINESS M.B.A., M.P.M., …

Purdue University

Master’s and Doctoral Degrees offered in the following areas, unless otherwise noted: Aeronautics & Astronautics, Agricultural & Biological Engineering, Agricultural Economics, Agronomy, Animal Sciences, Anthropology, Art & Design (M.F.A.), Aviation Technology, Basic Medical Sciences, Biochemistry, Biomedical Engineering (including M.D./Ph.D.), Biological Sciences, Botany & Plant Pathology, Building Construction Technology, Business Analytics & Information Management, Chemical Engineering; …

Northern Illinois University

DEGREES M.A., M.A.C., M.A.S., M.A.T., M.B.A., M.F.A., M.M., M.P.A., M.P.H., M.S., M.S.Ed., M.S.T. (Taxation), M.S.T. (Teaching), Ed.S. (Educational Specialist), Performer’s Certificate, Au.D., D.P.T., Ed.D., Ph.D., J.D., D.N.P.: Accountancy, Adult & Higher Education (specializations: Adult Education, Higher Education Anthropology, Applied Human Development & Family Sciences (Leadership in Aging Studies, Marriage & Family Therapy), Applied Probability & …

Georgia State University

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES 404-413-5114, casgrad@gsu.edu DEGREES M.A.: African-American Studies, Anthropology, Applied Linguistics, Art History, Communication, English, French, German, Gerontology, History, Mathematics, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology, Spanish, Women’s Studies. M.A.Ed.: Art Education. M.F.A.: Art Studio, Creative Writing. M.H.P.: Heritage Preservation. M.Mu.: Music. M.S.: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geology, Geoscience, Mathematics & …

University of Florida

THE GRADUATE SCHOOL http://graduateschool.ufl.edu Email: gradschool@aa.ufl.edu Dr. Henry Frierson, Dean, Graduate School COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE AND LIFE SCIENCES 352-392-1963 http://cals.ufl.edu Master and Doctoral Degrees in the following subject areas: Agricultural & Biological Engineering (CALS), Agricultural Education & Communication, Agronomy, Animal Molecular & Cellular Biology, Animal Sciences, Entomology & Nematology; Family, Youth, & Community Sciences; Fisheries …

Georgetown University

THE GRADUATE SCHOOL OF ARTS AND SCIENCES Suite 302, Intercultural Center 202-687-5568 Email: gradmail@georgetown.edu DEGREES M.A., M.S., M.A./Ph.D., M.S./Ph.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., M.A.T., M.P.P. Arab Studies, Arabic, Art & Museum Studies, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Cell Biology, Chemistry; Communication, Culture & Technology; Economics, English; Eurasian, Russian & East European Studies; Foreign Service, German, …

San Diego State University

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND LETTERS Phone: 619-594-5431 Fax: 619-594-6281 Email: calroom@mail.sdsu.edu DEGREES M.A.: Anthropology, Asian Studies, Chicana & Chicano Studies, Economics, English, French, Geography, History, Latin American Studies, Linguistics, Philosophy, Political Science, Rhetoric & Writing Studies, Sociology, Spanish, Women’s Studies. M.F.A.: Creative Writing. M.A.L.A.: Liberal Arts. Ph.D.: Geography. COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Phone: 619-594-8073 Fax: …

Claremont Graduate University

DEGREES M.A.: American Studies, American Studies & U.S. History, Applied Women’s Studies, Archival Studies, Art, Church Music, Cognitive Psychology, Composition, Critical Theory, Cultural Studies, Developmental Psychology, Early Modern Studies, Economics, English, European Studies, European Studies: European Studies, History & Early Modern Studies, Evaluation & Quantitative Analysis, Financial Engineering, Hebrew Bible, Higher Education, Historical Performance Practices, …

MBA or Specialized Master’s Degree: Which One is Best for You?

When you think business school, you probably think MBA. A Master’s of Business Administration has long been a coveted — and often essential — qualification for business professionals. In recent years, however, the tide has begun to quietly shift, with more business school students than ever pursuing master’s degrees in specialized fields such as accounting, …

Computer Science Programs

As new technology seems to grow more complex with each passing year, higher levels of education may be necessary to hold advanced jobs in the field of computer science. Fortunately, colleges and universities offer graduate programs at the master's and doctoral levels designed to help students achieve their academic and professional goals. Featured Graduate Computer …

MBA Programs

Whether individuals want to further their business education or acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to advance their careers, they may want to consider pursuing a Master of Business Administration degree, or an MBA. Inside MBA programs Every business school provides its own take on the MBA, but there are certain elements that remain the same, no matter …