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Online Masters Degree Programs

A Master’s degree is for students who have already completed a bachelor’s degree. Master’s programs are in highly specialized fields and demonstrate expertise in one small area. These graduate programs usually take 1-2 years to complete, but can take much longer depending on the program.

A Master’s degree is earned by completing the courses required by the particular college or university. In the USA, the amount of required credits usually adds up to one or two years for graduate students who are enrolled full-time. Students who are enrolled part-time, or who are in programs with more rigorous requirements, may take longer to earn the degree.

Types of Masters Degrees

There are two primary kinds of Master’s degrees: a Master of Arts and a Master of Science. Some programs consist solely of classroom instruction, others consist solely of research, and others are a combination of the two. A Master’s degree is in between a bachelor’s degree and a doctorate. Depending on the field, some students receive a Master’s degree before entering a doctorate program while others enter doctorate programs directly after completing a bachelor’s degree.

There are many types of Master’s degrees. Here are a few of them and their abbreviations:

  • MAED – Master of Arts in Education
  • MSN – Master of Science in Nursing
  • MPA – Master of Public Administration
  • MSW – Master of Social Work
  • MFA – Master of Fine Arts
  • MA – Master of Arts
  • MAE – Master of Architecture Engineering
  • MAG – Master of Agriculture
  • MAR – Master of Architecture
  • MBA – Master of Business Administration
  • MEN – Master of Engineering
  • MM – Master of Music
  • MS – Master of Science
  • MSCIS – Master of Science in Computer Information Systems
  • MJA – Master of Justice Administration
  • MSIA – Master of Science in Information Assurance

Master Degrees by Category

Featured Online Master Degrees

Walden University
Walden University is an accredited institution, has been a leading provider of quality higher education for nearly 30 years. Walden University provides students with experienced faculty members and a challenging curriculum to create an optimal learning environment.

Walden University offers the following online bachelor's degrees:

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University of Phoenix
University of Phoenix, the nation's largest private accredited university, offers a variety of masters degree programs designed for aspiring career professionals and working adults.

University of Phoenix offers the following masters degrees:

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American InterContinental University Online
AIU Online offers accelerate bachelor masters degree programs that enable aspiring career professionals to earn their degree in less time than required by a traditional program.

American InterContinental University offers the following master degrees:

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