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Online Master's Degrees and Programs

What is a Master's Degree?

A master's degree is an academic degree given by universities or colleges upon completion of a course of study demonstrating mastery of a specific field or professional practice. An online master's degree from WGU requires previous study at the bachelor's level, either as a separate degree or as part of an integrated course from an accredited institution. Master's graduates are known to possess advanced knowledge of a specialized subject area and, in turn, have greater access to mid- and upper-level professional roles, leadership roles, and higher salaries. 

Online Business Master's Degrees

Online Education Master's Degrees

Online Health Master's Degrees

Online IT Master's Degrees

“Master’s Degree” or “Master Degree”: Which Is Correct?

The correct way to spell master’s degree is with an apostrophe. The “s” in master’s indicates a possessive (the degree of a master), not a plural. If you’re referring to a specific degree—Master of Science or Master of Arts for example—you should capitalize master and remove the apostrophe to avoid creating a possessive. The same rules apply when referring to a bachelor’s degree.

How Many Years is a Master’s Degree?

Master's degrees generally take two years to complete, but the time frame can vary based on the program and the individual. Some master’s degree programs such as law school or medical school take three or four years. Other master’s programs may take just one year. Depending on your degree program and whether you're attending school full-time or part-time, it could take you less time to get your master's degree or more. WGU’s competency-based programs allow students to advance in their coursework when they demonstrate mastery of the material, so they can move through their degree at a faster pace. While students in traditional master’s programs must adhere to in-person lectures and rigid deadlines, WGU students finish their online master's degrees in around 18 months on average.

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What Are the Four Types of Degrees?

There are four major categories of college degrees:

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Associate's Degree

A two-year undergraduate degree typically awarded by community colleges, vocational schools, and some colleges and universities. These degrees consist of general education classes like in the sciences and humanities.

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Bachelor's Degree

The most sought-after college degree. Bachelor’s programs consist of general education courses in addition to specialized classes in a chosen field of study. These degrees traditionally take four years to complete at in-person colleges and universities but can be earned in as little as two years in online, competency-based programs at institutions like WGU.

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Master's Degree

Typically a two-year graduate degree, master's programs are the next step after a bachelor's degree. These programs contained specialized courses to build on past education and career experience, preparing students to advance their career. With a competency-based program like WGU, many students can finish their program in just a year.

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Doctorate Degree

The highest and most specialized of the college degrees a student can attain. This degree is for those who already hold a master’s degree and seek an expert-level command over their subject matter. Earning a doctorate—which usually takes four to six years, or as many as eight years—is very difficult and requires a significant level of research and extensive demonstrations of that research through papers, presentations, and more.

A professional doctorate degree is degree that helps you meet certain requirements for career advancement. The professional doctorate (also called an “applied doctorate” or “terminal doctorate”) is a degree that focuses on the real-world application of a subject. This degree has a few specific uses. For example, it’s required for some high-level corporate jobs. It can also help an individual establish teaching credibility within an industry or build a consulting business.

Online Master's Degree Programs at WGU

Business Master's Degrees

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Master of Business Administration

The flexible MBA program you need, focused on business management,...

The flexible MBA program you need, focused on business management, strategy, and leading teams:

  • Time: Graduates can finish in 12 months
  • Tuition: $4,755 per 6-month term
  • Courses: 11 total courses in this program

Skills for your résumé you will learn in this program include: 

  • Leadership strategies
  • Talent management
  • Communication
  • Data collection and interpretation
  • Financial statements

Our competency-based model gives you an innovative learning experience you won't find anywhere else—and our MBA grads tell us they loved accelerating their program to see a faster ROI.

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Management and Leadership – M.S.

An online master's degree focused on change management, innovation, and...

An online master's degree focused on change management, innovation, and leading teams:

  • Time: 60% of graduates can finish in 17 months.
  • Tuition: $4,755 per 6-month term.
  • Courses: 10 total courses in this program

Skills for your résumé that this program will teach you:

  • Leadership
  • Management
  • Coordinating
  • Communications
  • Performance Management 
  • Planning

Develop a comprehensive suite of leadership skills and your confidence to navigate changing business structures.

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MBA Healthcare Management

Prepare for a career leading private or public healthcare organizations....

Prepare for a career leading private or public healthcare organizations.

  • Time: WGU lets you set a schedule so you can finish your MBA in just one year.
  • Tuition: $4,755 per 6-month term.
  • Courses: 11 total courses in this program.

Skills for your résumé you will learn in this program include: 

  • Regulatory compliance
  • Patient care improvement
  • Service line development
  • Healthcare trends
  • Health policy and legislation

Healthcare is big business in today's complex economy.  Steer your career with this specialty MBA.

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This program is not the only online business degree WGU offers that is designed to create leaders in the field of healthcare. Compare our health leadership degrees.

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MBA Information Technology Management

Earn the online college degree that can move your career into IT upper...

Earn the online college degree that can move your career into IT upper management:

  • Time: Graduates can finish in 12 months
  • Tuition: $4,755 per 6-month term
  • Courses: 11 total courses in this program

Sample careers and jobs this business degree will prepare you for:

  • Management
  • Project Management
  • Leadership
  • Innovation
  • Communications
  • Information Systems Security

Learn to navigate emergencies, execute strategies, and optimize systems with the competencies within this specialty MBA.

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Accounting – M.S.

Become better qualified to pursue a greater variety of public and private...

Become better qualified to pursue a greater variety of public and private accounting positions:

  • Time: 62% of grads finish within 19 months.
  • Tuition: $4,755 per 6-month term.
  • Courses: 10 total courses in this program

Skills for your résumé that this program will prepare you for: 

  • Accounting
  • Auditing
  • Tax Planning
  • Financial Management
  • Online Communication
  • Research

This MAcc program is designed to prepare you for the CPA exam and also the CMA or CIA exams.

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Marketing – M.S.

Two online marketing master's degree options with a focus on either...

Two online marketing master's degree options with a focus on either digital marketing or marketing analytics.

  • Time: 61% of graduates finish WGU master's programs in 18 months
  • Tuition: $4,530 per 6-month term
  • Courses: 10 total courses in this program
  • Specialization: Students choose from two specializations to focus their marketing studies on digital marketing or marketing analytics

Skills for your résumé that you will learn in this program:

  • Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Digital Marketing Analytics
  • Presentations
  • Market Research
  • Communications

A marketing master's degree will help you prepare for a wide range of exciting marketing careers.

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Human Resource Management – M.S.

A SHRM-recognized master's degree in human resource management...

A SHRM-recognized master's degree in human resource management

  • Time: 61% of graduates finish this program within 18 months.
  • Tuition: $4,755 per 6-month term
  • Courses: 10 total courses in this program

Skills for your résumé that you will learn in this program include: 

  • Performance Management
  • Communication
  • Management
  • Planning
  • Talent Acquisition
  • Human Resource Information System (HRIS)

Earn your M.S. in Human Resources and help companies create excellent cultures.

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Accelerated Information Technology Bachelor's and Master's Degree

Earn both your bachelor’s in IT and master’s in IT management at a faster...

Earn both your bachelor’s in IT and master’s in IT management at a faster pace with fewer courses.

  • Time: Approximately 5 years.
  • Tuition: $3,735 per 6-month term for the bachelor's degree; $3,940 per term for the master's portion.
  • Courses: 42 total courses in this program.

Certifications included in this program at no additional cost:

  • CompTIA A+ 
  • CompTIA Network+ 
  • CompTIA Security+ 
  • CompTIA IT Operations Specialist
  • CompTIA Secure Infrastructure Specialist 
  • Amazon AWS Cloud Practitioner
  • ITIL®*^ Foundation Certification
  • PMI CAPM
  • LPI Linux Essentials

Skills for your résumé that you will learn in this program:

  • Scripting and programming
  • Networking and security
  • Systems and services
  • Data management
  • Business of IT

This program allows students to earn their bachelor's degree in IT and move directly into a master's degree in IT management, cutting down on the total number of courses to complete.

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Data Analytics – M.S.

Lead businesses with strong analysis skills:...

Lead businesses with strong analysis skills:

  • Time: 61% of graduates finish within 20 months.
  • Tuition: $4,055 per 6-month term.
  • Courses: 11 total courses in this program.

Skills for your résumé that you will learn in this program:

  • Data Analytics Lifecycle 
  • Data Science and Advanced Analytics Applications
  • Data Mining Techniques
  • Machine Learning 
  • Data Management

Master data mining, visualization, and SQL—and lead analytics at the business of your choice.

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Master of Healthcare Administration

A master's focused on managing comprehensive, value-based care, directly...

A master's focused on managing comprehensive, value-based care, directly in line with innovations in health and healthcare.

  • Time: 60% of grads finish within 21 months. 
  • Tuition: $4,755 per 6-month term.
  • Courses: 12 total courses in this program.

Skills for your résumé that you will learn in this program:

  • Collaborative Leadership
  • Healthcare Models and Systems
  • Healthcare Financial Management
  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • Healthcare Information Technology

Your rich experience in a health-related field can mean more when you bring a master's level of understanding to the problems that organizations need to solve.

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Education Technology and Instructional Design – M.Ed.

The M.Ed. in Education Technology and Instructional Design from WGU is for...

The M.Ed. in Education Technology and Instructional Design from WGU is for instructional designers tasked with creating engaging and immersive virtual learning experiences that can substitute for on-ground instruction.

No teaching license required.

  • Time: 62% of students finish this program in 10 months.
  • Tuition: $3,975 per 6-month term
  • Courses: 12 total courses in this program.

This program includes two tracks for students to choose from:

  • The K-12 pathway
  • The Adult Learner pathway

Skills for your résumé included in this program:

  • Learning Experience Design
  • Assessment and Learning Analytics
  • Learning Technology
  • Research Methodology

Develop training and instruction expertise to help you in the classroom, in educational settings, or in corporate world.

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Information Technology Management – M.S.

A degree for experienced IT professionals ready to lead....

A degree for experienced IT professionals ready to lead.

  • Time: 60% of graduates finish within 18 months.
  • Tuition: $3,940 per 6-month term.
  • Courses: 10 total courses in this program.

Included in your program—at no extra cost—is the opportunity to earn the valuable PMI Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) certification.

  • Technology operations and integration
  • Sourcing and planning
  • Risks and influence
  • Solutions development
  • Project management

Maximize the opportunities that your IT career path has afforded you—earn your master's and keep moving up. 

Education Master's Degrees for Aspiring Teachers

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Teaching, Elementary Education – M.A.

An online master's of arts in education degree and teacher certification...

An online master's of arts in education degree and teacher certification program for aspiring elementary school teachers who already have a bachelor's degree in a non-teaching field.

Leads to a teaching license. Specific grade levels will vary depending on teaching certification in your state.

  • Time: 64% of students finish within 24 months.
  • Tuition: $3,975 per 6-month term.
  • Courses: 24 total courses in this program (25 for Washington residents)

Skills for your résumé included in this program:

  • Lesson Planning
  • Ethics
  • Behavioral Support Strategies
  • Educational Psychology & Development
  • Classroom Management

This online teacher's degree requires in-classroom observation and a term of full-time student teaching.

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Teaching, Special Education (K–12) – M.A.

An online master's degree for current or aspiring teachers looking to...

An online master's degree for current or aspiring teachers looking to further their careers with a focus on K–12 special education.

  • Time: 64% of students finish similar programs in 22 months.
  • Tuition: $3,975 per 6-month term.
  • Courses: 26 total courses in this program.

This program is ideal for students who already have a bachelor's degree in a non-teaching field and are looking to earn their initial teaching license.

Skills for your résumé included in this program:

  • Professional, Ethical and Legal Guidelines in Special Education
  • Management Strategies for Academic and Social Behavior
  • Assessment and Evaluation
  • Methods of Instruction and Intervention
  • Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

Find a rewarding career teaching students with diverse challenges and special learning abilities with this teaching master's degree.

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Teaching, Mathematics Education (Middle Grades) – M.A.

An online teaching master's degree and teacher certification program for...

An online teaching master's degree and teacher certification program for aspiring middle school math teachers who already have a bachelor's degree in a non-teaching field.

Leads to teacher licensure. Specific grade levels will vary depending on licensure in your state.

  • Time: 61% of students finish this middle school math teaching degree within 24 months.
  • Tuition: $3,975 per 6-month term.
  • Courses: 20 total courses in this program (21 for Washington residents).

Skills for your résumé included in this program:

  • Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
  • Educational Psychology
  • Algebra for Secondary Mathematics Teaching
  • Mathematics History
  • Essential Practices for Supporting Diverse Learners

This M.A. Teaching program in middle grades math education requires in-classroom observation and a term of full-time student teaching. It differs from the M.A. Teaching, Mathematics Education (Secondary) program in that it does not require courses in upper levels of calculus, including advanced calculus and mathematical modeling. The curriculum of this online math degree is designed to prepare middle school math teachers for success.

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Teaching, Mathematics Education (Secondary) – M.A.

An online teaching master's degree and teacher certification program for...

An online teaching master's degree and teacher certification program for aspiring middle school or high school math teachers who already have a bachelor's degree in a non-teaching field.

Leads to teacher licensure. Specific grade levels will vary depending on the teaching certification in your state.

  • Time: 64% of students finish this high school math teaching degree within 25 months.
  • Tuition: $3,975 per 6-month term.
  • Courses: 21 total courses in this program (22 for Washington residents).

Skills for your résumé included in this program:

  • Algebra for Secondary Teaching
  • Geometry for Secondary Teaching
  • Statistics and Probability for Secondary Teaching
  • Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
  • Educational Psychology

This online teaching degree in secondary math education requires in-classroom observation and a term of full-time student teaching. This program differs from the M.A. Teaching, Mathematics Education (Middle Grades) program in that it includes courses in upper levels of calculus, including advanced calculus and mathematical modeling. Graduates from this secondary math degree program will be eligible for a teaching license in any of the 50 states.

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Teaching, English Education (Secondary) – M.A.

An online teaching master's degree and teacher certification program for...

An online teaching master's degree and teacher certification program for aspiring middle or high school English teachers who already have a bachelor's degree in a non-teaching field.

Leads to teacher licensure. Specific grade levels will vary depending on licensure in your state.

  • Time: 63% of students finish this online English degree program within 21 months.
  • Tuition: $3,975 per 6-month term.
  • Courses: 17 total courses in this program.

Skills for your résumé included in this program:

  • English Pedagogy
  • Reading Instruction and Interventions
  • Disciplinary Literacy
  • Educational Psychology & Development
  • Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

This online English degree prepares students for teaching certification in any of the 50 states.

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Teaching, Science Education (Secondary) – M.A.

An online master's teaching degree and teacher certification program for...

An online master's teaching degree and teacher certification program for aspiring middle or high school science teachers who already have a bachelor's degree in a non-teaching field.

Leads to teacher licensure. Specific grade levels will vary depending on licensure in your state.

  • Time: 62% of students finish this secondary science teaching degree within 24 months.
  • Tuition: $3,975 per 6-month term.
  • Courses: 18 total courses in this program (19 for Washington residents)

Skills for your résumé included in this program:

  • Science Technology
  • Science Methods
  • Educational Psychology & Development
  • Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
  • Essential Practices for Supporting Diverse Learners

This program requires in-classroom observation and a term of full-time student teaching. You'll be prepared to teach in middle school or high school settings, based on teaching certification in your state.

Education Master's Degrees for Current Teachers

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Educational Leadership – M.S.

An online master's degree for current teachers looking to move into a...

An online master's degree for current teachers looking to move into a school or district leadership position, like principal, vice principal, or administrator.

  • Time: 60% of grads earned this degree within 23 months.
  • Tuition: $3,975 per 6-month term.
  • Courses: 13 total courses in this program.

This program is for licensed teachers who are ready to take the next step in their education career.

Skills for your résumé included in this program:

  • School Law
  • School Financial Leadership
  • People & Talent
  • School Operations and Management
  • Leadership Ethics

Put your leadership skills to good use—in the service of America's children—with this education master's degree. 

States that do not accept this program: Alabama, Connecticut, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Kansas, and Minnesota.

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Science Education (Middle Grades) – M.A.

An online master's degree for current teachers who want to specialize in...

An online master's degree for current teachers who want to specialize in teaching science to middle school students.

Available in all states that offer a middle-grades general science endorsement.

  • Time: 63% of students earned this degree within 18 months.
  • Tuition: $3,975 per 6-month term.
  • Courses: 14 total courses in this program.

This program is for currently licensed teacher who want to add middle-grades science to their license.

Skills for your résumé included in this program:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Earth science
  • Space science

Propel your career as a middle school or junior high science teacher with this M.A. degree.

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Science Education (Secondary Chemistry) – M.A.

An online master's degree for current teachers who want to specialize in...

An online master's degree for current teachers who want to specialize in teaching chemistry to middle or high school students.

  • Time: 64% of students earn this degree within 18 months.
  • Tuition: $3,975 per 6-month term.
  • Courses: 14 total courses in this program.

Skills for your résumé included in this program:

  • General Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Biochemistry

Propel your career as a junior high or high school chemistry teacher with this education master's degree.

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Science Education (Secondary Earth Science) – M.A.

An online master's degree for current teachers who want to specialize in...

An online master's degree for current teachers who want to specialize in teaching earth science to middle or high school students.

  • Time: 60% of students earn this degree within 14 months.
  • Tuition: $3,975 per 6-month term.
  • Courses: 12 total courses in this program.

This program is designed for already-licensed teachers who want to add secondary earth science to their license.

Skills for your résumé included in this program:

  • Physical Geology
  • Earth Systems
  • Astronomy
  • Ocean Systems
  • Chemistry

Propel your career as a junior high or high school geoscience teacher with this education master's degree.

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Science Education (Secondary Biological Science) – M.A.

An online master's degree for current teachers who want to specialize in...

An online master's degree for current teachers who want to specialize in teaching biology to middle or high school students.

  • Time: 62% of students earn this degree within 17 months.
  • Tuition: $3,975 per 6-month term.
  • Courses: 13 total courses in this program.

This program is designed for already-licensed teachers who want to add secondary biology to their license.

Skills for your résumé included in this program:

  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • Heredity and Genetics
  • Zoology

Propel your career as a junior high or high school biology teacher with this education master's degree.

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Science Education (Secondary Physics) – M.A.

An online master's degree for current teachers who want to specialize in...

An online master's degree for current teachers who want to specialize in teaching physics to middle or high school students.

  • Time: 62% of students earn this degree within 15 months.
  • Tuition: $3,975 per 6-month term.
  • Courses: 13 total courses in this program.

This program is designed for already-licensed teachers who wish to add secondary physics to their licensure.

Skills for your résumé included in this program:

  • General Chemistry
  • Mechanics
  • Waves and optics
  • Electricity and magnetism
  • Space, time and motion

Propel your career as a junior high or high school physics teacher with this education master's degree.

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Mathematics Education (Middle Grades) – M.A.

An online master's degree for current teachers who want to specialize in...

An online master's degree for current teachers who want to specialize in teaching math to middle school students. Available in states that offer a middle-grades math teaching endorsement.

  • Time: 62% of students earn this degree within 16 months.
  • Tuition: $3,975 per 6-month term.
  • Courses: 14 total courses in this program.

This program is designed for current teachers who are looking to add middle grade math to their license.

Skills for your résumé included in this program:

  • College algebra
  • Finite mathematics
  • Trigonometry and pre-calculus
  • Mathematics learning and teaching
  • College geometry
  • Probability and statistics 
  • Calculus 

Focus your teaching passion on instilling in junior high students a love of math with this education master's degree.

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Mathematics Education (K–6) – M.A.

An online master's degree for current teachers who want to specialize in...

An online master's degree for current teachers who want to specialize in teaching math to elementary school students.

  • Time: 61% of students earn this degree within 12 months.
  • Tuition: $3,975 per 6-month term.
  • Courses: 10 total courses in this program.

This program is for current teachers who are looking to add K-6 math education to their license.

Skills for your résumé included in this program:

  • Number Sense and Functions
  • Graphing
  • Geometry and Statistics
  • Research Design

Focus your teaching passion on instilling in elementary-age students a love of math with this education master's degree.

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Mathematics Education (Secondary) – M.A.

An online master's degree for current teachers who want to specialize in...

An online master's degree for current teachers who want to specialize in teaching math to middle and high school students.

  • Time: 64% of students earn this degree within 18 months.
  • Tuition: $3,975 per 6-month term.
  • Courses: 18 total courses in this program.

This program is designd for current teachers who are looking to add secondary math to their license.

Skills for your résumé included in this program:

  • Trigonometry and pre-calculus
  • College geometry
  • Calculus
  • Probability and statistics
  • Algebra for secondary mathematics teaching
  • Mathematics history and technology
  • Mathematical modeling and applications

Focus your teaching passion on instilling in junior high or high school students a love of math with this education master's degree.

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English Language Learning (PreK–12) – M.A.

An online master's degree for current teachers whose next career goal...

An online master's degree for current teachers whose next career goal includes a focus on teaching in ELL or ESL settings.

  • Time: 62% of students earn this degree within 17 months.
  • Tuition: $3,975 per 6-month term.
  • Courses: 11 total courses in this program.

This program is for current teachers who are looking to add ELL or ESL to their license.

Skills for your résumé included in this program:

  • Assessment Theory and Practice
  • Language Production, Theory and Acquisition
  • Instruction Planning and Implementation
  • Theories of Second Language Acquisition

Grow your teaching career on a commitment to ensuring language barriers don't become a barrier to learning with this education master's degree.

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English Language Learning (PreK–12) Endorsement Prep

An online program for currently licensed elementary and secondary school...

An online program for currently licensed elementary and secondary school teachers who desire to be licensed to teach in ELL or ESL settings.

Become highly qualified in ELL or ESL, increase your career opportunities, earn re-licensure points, and possibly become eligible for lane changes leading to increased salary.

  • Time: 62% of students finish within 13 months.
  • Tuition: $3,975 per 6-month term.
  • Courses: 8 total courses in this program.

This program is for current teachers who are looking to earn an ELL/ESL endorsement.

Skills for your résumé included in this program:

  • Assessment Theory and Practice
  • Language Production, Theory and Acquisition
  • Instruction Planning and Implementation
  • Theories of Second Language Acquisition

Advance your teaching career and help ensure language barriers don't become a barrier to learning.

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Education Technology and Instructional Design – M.Ed.

The M.Ed. in Education Technology and Instructional Design from WGU is for...

The M.Ed. in Education Technology and Instructional Design from WGU is for instructional designers tasked with creating engaging and immersive virtual learning experiences that can substitute for on-ground instruction.

No teaching license required.

  • Time: 62% of students finish this program in 10 months.
  • Tuition: $3,975 per 6-month term
  • Courses: 12 total courses in this program.

This program includes two tracks for students to choose from:

  • The K-12 pathway
  • The Adult Learner pathway

Skills for your résumé included in this program:

  • Learning Experience Design
  • Assessment and Learning Analytics
  • Learning Technology
  • Research Methodology

Develop training and instruction expertise to help you in the classroom, in educational settings, or in corporate world.

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Curriculum and Instruction – M.S.

An online master's degree for those who have educational experience and...

An online master's degree for those who have educational experience and are looking to further their careers with a graduate program focused on curriculum development and design.

  • Time: 62% of students earn this degree within 12 months.
  • Tuition: $3,975 per 6-month term.
  • Courses: 10 total courses in this program.

Skills for your résumé included in this program:

  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Curriculum and Instruction Design
  • Educational Research
  • Assessment

Help schools create engaging, meaningful, and memorable learning experiences to improve learning outcomes for all students with this M.S. degree.

WGU’s School of Education provides a path for students to become licensed/certified teachers in each U.S. state and territory. In some cases, our program has already been approved for direct licensure/certification in your state. In other cases, you may apply for licensure/certification through reciprocity. Your Enrollment Counselor can give you specific information on your program of interest and how you may ultimately earn a license in your state. Please note that some programs do not have a corresponding license in certain states.

Nursing Master's Degrees Online (students must possess an active RN license to be eligible for all MSN programs at WGU)

BSN-to-MSN Programs

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Nursing – Leadership & Management (BSN-to-MSN) – M.S.

For registered nurses with a bachelor's degree who are ready for...

For registered nurses with a bachelor's degree who are ready for additional career opportunities.

  • Time: 61% of grads finish within 23 months
  • Tuition: $4,795 per 6-month term
  • Courses: 15 total courses in this program

This program is ideal for current RNs who have a BSN and are ready for the next step in their education.

Skills for your résumé you will learn in this program:

  • Quality Outcomes in a Culture of Value-Based Nursing Care
  • Nursing Leadership and Management
  • Advanced Pathopharmacological Foundations
  • Informatics for Transforming Nursing Care

Compare degrees

This program is not the only degree WGU offers designed to create leaders in the field of healthcare. Compare our health leadership degrees.

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Nursing – Nursing Informatics (BSN-to-MSN) – M.S.

A nursing degree program that empowers data-driven nurses who already have...

A nursing degree program that empowers data-driven nurses who already have a BSN but seek the success a master's can bring:

  • Time:  64% of grads finish within 24 months.
  • Tuition: $4,795 per 6-month term.
  • Courses: 14 total courses in this program.

Skills for your résumé that you will learn in this program:

  • Informatics System Analysis and Design
  • Data Science and Analytics
  • Advanced Pathopharmacological Foundations
  • Leadership and Management

The trajectory of data and informatics in healthcare will continually open opportunities for nurses who take this path.

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Nursing – Education (BSN-to-MSN) – M.S.

A master's in nursing education program for nurses with BSNs....

A master's in nursing education program for nurses with BSNs.

  • Time: 62% of grads finish within 24 months.
  • Tuition: $4,795 per 6-month term.
  • Courses: 15 total courses in this program.

This program is ideal for RNs who already have their BSN and are ready to progress in their career.

Skills for your résumé you will learn in this program:

  • Contemporary Curriculum Design and Development in Nursing Education
  • Quality Outcomes in a Culture of Value-Based Nursing Care
  • Advanced Pathopharmacological Foundations
  • Informatics for Transforming Nursing Care
  • Leadership and Management

Hospitals and other facilities need nurse educators. Earn your MSN – Education and step into a role inspiring and empowering caregivers.

RN-to-MSN Programs

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Nursing – Leadership & Management (RN-to-MSN) – M.S.

This program for RNs includes a BSN component and is a substantial leap...

This program for RNs includes a BSN component and is a substantial leap toward becoming a nurse leader.

  • Time: 62% of RN-to-MSN grads finish within 37 months.
  • Tuition: $4,685 per 6-month term during undergraduate portion and $4,795 per 6-month term during graduate portion.
  • Courses: 32 total courses in this program.

Skills for your résumé you will learn in this program:

  • Quality Outcomes in a Culture of Value-Based Nursing Care
  • Nursing Leadership and Management
  • Advanced Pathopharmacological Foundations
  • Informatics for Transforming Nursing Care

If you're driven to lead, this online nursing degree will provide you everything needed to make that career a reality. This program is ideal for current RNs who are interested in earning both their BSn and MSN in an accelerated program.

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Nursing – Nursing Informatics (RN-to-MSN) – M.S.

A nursing program that empowers data-driven nurses with a BSN and MSN...

A nursing program that empowers data-driven nurses with a BSN and MSN component, allowing them to go from RN to MSN.

  • Time:  63% of RN-to-MSN grads finish within 36 months.
  • Tuition: $4,685 per 6-month term during undergraduate portion and $4,795 per 6-month term during graduate portion.
  • Courses: 31 total courses in this program.

This program is ideal for currently licensed RNs who are looking to earn a bachelor's degree and a master's degree at an accelerated pace.

Skills for your résumé that you will learn in this program:

  • Informatics System Analysis and Design
  • Data Science and Analytics
  • Advanced Pathopharmacological Foundations
  • Leadership and Management

The trajectory of data and informatics in healthcare will continually open opportunities for registered nurses who take this path.

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Nursing – Education (RN-to-MSN) – M.S.

This MSN – Education online nursing program for RNs includes a BSN program...

This MSN – Education online nursing program for RNs includes a BSN program component and is a substantial leap forward for an aspiring nurse educator.

  • Time: 60% of RN-to-MSN grads finish within 38 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $4,685 per 6-month term during undergraduate portion, and $4,795 per 6-month term during graduate portion.
  • Courses: 32 total courses in this program.

This program is ideal for current RNs who are looking to earn both their BSN and MSN in a single, accelerated program.

Skills for your résumé you will learn in this program:

  • Contemporary Curriculum Design and Development in Nursing Education
  • Value-Based Nursing Care Outcomes
  • Advanced Pathopharmacological Foundations
  • Informatics for Transforming Nursing Care
  • Leadership and Management

Given the growing nurse educator shortage, earning your MSN with a focus in education is both a rewarding decision and a solid career move.

Nurse Practitioner Programs

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Family Nurse Practitioner (BSN-to-MSN) – M.S. Nursing

This program for BSNs who have an active, unencumbered RN license prepares...

This program for BSNs who have an active, unencumbered RN license prepares you to become a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner.

  • Locations: Due to the clinical requirements of this degree program, the FNP is currently NOT available to students who have a permanent residence in the following states: California, District of Columbia, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Washington.
  • Time: It takes 2.5 years to complete the coursework and clinical components of this degree program.
  • Tuition: $6,525 per six-month term.
  • Courses: 16 total courses in this program.

Skills for your résumé that you will learn in this program:

  • Leadership and Management
  • Adult Primary Care
  • Pediatric Primary Care
  • Special Populations Primary Care
  • Advanced Health Assessment

Students must have a permanent and active license from a state that is not listed above, must complete the internships in that state, and intend to obtain initial APRN licensure in that state. See more state-specific information related to nursing licensure. Compact licenses must be endorsed by your state of residence. More about compact licenses.

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Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (BSN-to-MSN) – M.S. Nursing

This program for BSNs who have an active, unencumbered RN license prepares...

This program for BSNs who have an active, unencumbered RN license prepares you to become a board-certified Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.

  • Locations: Due to the clinical requirements of this degree program, the PMHNP program at WGU is currently NOT open to students who have a permanent residence in the following states: Arizona, California, District of Columbia, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Tennessee, Washington, and Wisconsin.
  • Time: It takes 2.5 years to complete the coursework and clinical components of this degree program.
  • Tuition and fees: $6,625 per six-month term.
  • Courses: 17 total courses in this program.

This program is for current RNs who have earned their BSN and are ready to move forward in their career. This MSN program prepares students to become licensed as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in select states.

Skills for your résumé that you will learn in this program:

  • Advanced Pathophysiology 
  • Assessment and Diagnostics
  • Behavioral health
  • Advanced Pharmacology

Students must have a permanent and active license from a state that is not listed above, must complete the internships in that state, and intend to obtain initial APRN licensure in that state. See more state-specific information related to nursing licensure. Compact licenses must be endorsed by your state of residence. More about compact licenses.

Healthcare Master's Degrees Online

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Master of Healthcare Administration

A master's focused on managing comprehensive, value-based care, directly...

A master's focused on managing comprehensive, value-based care, directly in line with innovations in health and healthcare.

  • Time: 60% of grads finish within 21 months. 
  • Tuition: $4,755 per 6-month term.
  • Courses: 12 total courses in this program.

Skills for your résumé that you will learn in this program:

  • Collaborative Leadership
  • Healthcare Models and Systems
  • Healthcare Financial Management
  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • Healthcare Information Technology

Your rich experience in a health-related field can mean more when you bring a master's level of understanding to the problems that organizations need to solve.

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MBA Healthcare Management

Prepare for a career leading private or public healthcare organizations....

Prepare for a career leading private or public healthcare organizations.

  • Time: WGU lets you set a schedule so you can finish your MBA in just one year.
  • Tuition: $4,755 per 6-month term.
  • Courses: 11 total courses in this program.

Skills for your résumé you will learn in this program include: 

  • Regulatory compliance
  • Patient care improvement
  • Service line development
  • Healthcare trends
  • Health policy and legislation

Healthcare is big business in today's complex economy.  Steer your career with this specialty MBA.

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Education Technology and Instructional Design – M.Ed.

The M.Ed. in Education Technology and Instructional Design from WGU is for...

The M.Ed. in Education Technology and Instructional Design from WGU is for instructional designers tasked with creating engaging and immersive virtual learning experiences that can substitute for on-ground instruction.

No teaching license required.

  • Time: 62% of students finish this program in 10 months.
  • Tuition: $3,975 per 6-month term
  • Courses: 12 total courses in this program.

This program includes two tracks for students to choose from:

  • The K-12 pathway
  • The Adult Learner pathway

Skills for your résumé included in this program:

  • Learning Experience Design
  • Assessment and Learning Analytics
  • Learning Technology
  • Research Methodology

Develop training and instruction expertise to help you in the classroom, in educational settings, or in corporate world.

Post-Master's Nursing Programs Online

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Nursing Education – Post-Master's Certificate

A specialty certificate in nursing education for nurses with MSNs....

A specialty certificate in nursing education for nurses with MSNs.

This program will prepare you to teach the next generation of nurses.

  • Time: Students typically finish this program in 12 months.
  • Tuition: $4,795 per 6-month term.
  • Courses: 8 total courses in this program.

Skills for your résumé that you will learn in this program:

  • Contemporary Curriculum Design and Development
  • Assessment of Student Learning
  • Facilitation of Student-Centered Learning

Hospitals and other facilities need nurse educators. Earn your Post-Master's Certificate in Nursing Education and step into a role inspiring and empowering caregivers. This program will prepare you to sit for the National League for Nursing Certified Nurse Executive (CNE) exam.

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Nursing Leadership and Management – Post-Master's Certificate

A certificate for registered nurses with a master's degree in nursing who...

A certificate for registered nurses with a master's degree in nursing who are ready for greater responsibility in a leadership and management role.

  • Time: Students typically finish this program in 12 months.
  • Tuition: $4,795 per 6-month term. The cost to sit for the NAHQ Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) exam is included in tuition.
  • Courses: 8 total courses in this program.

Skills for your résumé that you will learn in this program:

  • Strategic Planning
  • Resource Management
  • Business Case Analysis
  • Evaluating Healthcare Improvements
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Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner – Post-Master's Certificate

This program is for current RNs who already have earned an MSN and are...

This program is for current RNs who already have earned an MSN and are wanting to become a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner through a post-master's certificate program.

  • Locations: Due to the clinical requirements of this degree program, the PMHNP post-master's certificate program at WGU is currently NOT open to students who have a permanent residence in the following states: Arizona, California, District of Columbia, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Tennessee, Washington, and Wisconsin.
  • Time: This program can be finished within 1.5 years, depending on transfer credit and how quickly you move through core coursework. Please note the clinical components of this program are set. 
  • Tuition and fees: $6,625 per six-month term.
  • Courses: 11 total courses in this program.

This program is for current RNs who have earned their MSN but are wanting to add a specilization to become a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. This post-master's certificate program is only available in select states.

Skills for your résumé that you will learn in this program:

  • Advanced Pathophysiology 
  • Assessment and Diagnostics
  • Behavioral health
  • Advanced Pharmacology

Students must have a permanent and active license from a state that is not listed above, must complete the internships in that state, and intend to obtain initial APRN licensure in that state. See more state-specific information related to nursing licensure. Compact licenses must be endorsed by your state of residence. More about compact licenses.

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Family Nurse Practitioner – Post-Master's Certificate

This is a program for individuals who already have an MSN and are looking...

This is a program for individuals who already have an MSN and are looking to now become a family nurse practitioner with a post-master's certificate program.

  • Locations: Due to the clinical requirements of this degree program, the FNP is currently NOT available to students who have a permanent residence in the following states: Arizona, California, District of Columbia, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Tennessee, Washington.
  • Time: This program can be finished within 1.5 years, depending on transfer credit and how quickly you move through core coursework. Please note the clinical components of this program are set. 
  • Tuition: $6,252 per six-month term.
  • Courses: 10 total courses in this program.

Skills for your résumé that you will learn in this program:

  • Advanced Pathophysiology
  • Pediatric Primary Care
  • Advanced Pharmacology
  • Adult Primary Care
  • Advanced Health Assessment
  • Special Populations Primary Care

Students must have a permanent and active license from a state that is not listed above, must complete the internships in that state, and intend to obtain initial APRN licensure in that state. See more state-specific information related to nursing licensure. Compact licenses must be endorsed by your state of residence. More about compact licenses.

Information Technology Master's Degrees

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Cybersecurity and Information Assurance – M.S.

Become the authority on keeping infrastructures and information safe....

Become the authority on keeping infrastructures and information safe.

  • Time: 63% of graduates finish within 18 months.
  • Tuition: $4,555 per 6-month term.
  • Courses: 9 total courses in this program.

Certifications in this program at no additional cost include:

  • CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+)
  • CompTIA PenTest+
  • CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP+) Optional Voucher
  • ISACA Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) Optional Voucher
  • (ISC)² Certified in Cybersecurity (CC)

Skills for your résumé that you will learn in this program:

  • Cybersecurity Strategy
  • Information Assurance
  • Incident Response
  • Penetration Testing

The curriculum is closely aligned with the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Workforce Framework. The program was designed in collaboration with national intelligence organizations and IT industry leaders, ensuring you'll learn emerging technologies and best practices in security governance.

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Data Analytics – M.S.

Lead businesses with strong analysis skills:...

Lead businesses with strong analysis skills:

  • Time: 61% of graduates finish within 20 months.
  • Tuition: $4,055 per 6-month term.
  • Courses: 11 total courses in this program.

Skills for your résumé that you will learn in this program:

  • Data Analytics Lifecycle 
  • Data Science and Advanced Analytics Applications
  • Data Mining Techniques
  • Machine Learning 
  • Data Management

Master data mining, visualization, and SQL—and lead analytics at the business of your choice.

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Information Technology Management – M.S.

A degree for experienced IT professionals ready to lead....

A degree for experienced IT professionals ready to lead.

  • Time: 60% of graduates finish within 18 months.
  • Tuition: $3,940 per 6-month term.
  • Courses: 10 total courses in this program.

Included in your program—at no extra cost—is the opportunity to earn the valuable PMI Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) certification.

  • Technology operations and integration
  • Sourcing and planning
  • Risks and influence
  • Solutions development
  • Project management

Maximize the opportunities that your IT career path has afforded you—earn your master's and keep moving up. 

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Accelerated Information Technology Bachelor's and Master's Degree

Earn both your bachelor’s in IT and master’s in IT management at a faster...

Earn both your bachelor’s in IT and master’s in IT management at a faster pace with fewer courses.

  • Time: Approximately 5 years.
  • Tuition: $3,735 per 6-month term for the bachelor's degree; $3,940 per term for the master's portion.
  • Courses: 42 total courses in this program.

Certifications included in this program at no additional cost:

  • CompTIA A+ 
  • CompTIA Network+ 
  • CompTIA Security+ 
  • CompTIA IT Operations Specialist
  • CompTIA Secure Infrastructure Specialist 
  • Amazon AWS Cloud Practitioner
  • ITIL®*^ Foundation Certification
  • PMI CAPM
  • LPI Linux Essentials

Skills for your résumé that you will learn in this program:

  • Scripting and programming
  • Networking and security
  • Systems and services
  • Data management
  • Business of IT

This program allows students to earn their bachelor's degree in IT and move directly into a master's degree in IT management, cutting down on the total number of courses to complete.

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MBA Information Technology Management

Earn the online college degree that can move your career into IT upper...

Earn the online college degree that can move your career into IT upper management:

  • Time: Graduates can finish in 12 months
  • Tuition: $4,755 per 6-month term
  • Courses: 11 total courses in this program

Sample careers and jobs this business degree will prepare you for:

  • Management
  • Project Management
  • Leadership
  • Innovation
  • Communications
  • Information Systems Security

Learn to navigate emergencies, execute strategies, and optimize systems with the competencies within this specialty MBA.

Is It Hard to Get a Master’s Degree?

A master’s degree is one of the highest academic accolades a person can pursue. While it can be a joy to study what you love, improve your leadership skills, and work toward your career goals, earning a master’s is not generally considered to be an easy feat. In fact, not everyone who attempts a master's program will be able to complete the degree. Below are some common hurdles students face in finishing their master’s degrees. 

Procrastination

Most master’s degree programs require a substantial amount of reading and writing. Students will quickly find that the constant high volume of reading, writing, and research demands that they stay on track. Chronic procrastinators in particular may have to change study habits or adjust their lifestyle or mindset in order to keep up with the work. Students that have to maintain a job or care for their family may find that going to school on top of that is overwhelming. This is why WGU’s master’s degree programs are designed to allow students to move through online coursework and assessments at the pace that works best for their professional and personal lives. Procrastination strikes everyone from time to time, which is why at WGU, you’ll also have your own personal Program Mentor that helps encourage you to stay the course.

Inadequate Advising

A positive mentoring relationship can be the special ingredient for a student’s success in their master’s program. No matter who you are, you’re bound to experience challenges during your education. The support of an academic advisor can help you through those moments to keep you on course. At WGU, you have access to an entire team of faculty members whose #1 job is empowering you toward success so that you can focus on the important stuff: your program, your goals, and your path. There’s also a robust network of peers at WGU that can help students succeed both in their education and in their career.

Cost

America is home to some of the best colleges in the world—as well as the steepest tuition costs. The fees associated with getting a master’s degree are prohibitive for many Americans and can be a deciding factor in whether or not a student finishes their degree. At WGU, students pay per six-month term (not per credit or course) and are allowed to take as many classes as they can complete during that time, empowering them to keep their costs lower. The average yearly master's tuition at WGU is $8,444. Utilizing scholarships, federal aid, and military benefits, many WGU students earn their degrees without taking out a single loan.

Quality of Life

Getting an advanced education can be all-consuming. Between seemingly endless pages of reading, exams, and coursework, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by your graduate study and let your personal life and self-care routine fall to the wayside. The rigorous nature of traditional college causes stress that can have a negative effect on a student’s quality of life. This is why WGU takes a competency-based approach to our curriculum, which means that students move through their coursework at whatever pace works for them and only take exams when they feel ready, allowing them to earn their degree on their own terms and protect their quality of life.

Do I Need to Have a Bachelor's To Get a Master's?

Specific requirements vary from program to program, but all master’s degrees require the completion of a bachelor’s degree and usually require a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0. Some master’s programs also require applicants to pass tests like the GRE or the GMAT and submit writing samples and letters of recommendation. 

Online Master's Degree Programs Designed to Help You Succeed

WGU offers fully online master's programs focused on helping students boost their résumé and become a leader in their profession. Our online master's degrees are affordable and accredited, ensuring that students gain valuable credentials and get the skills they need to thrive in their chosen career. Ideal for those looking for a raise, promotion, or a change to a new career, WGU online master's degrees are geared to help students succeed. There are many elements to WGU online graduate programs that make them a great fit for most students, including:

  • Flexible schedule. Our online graduate degree programs are entirely online, enabling you to do your coursework any where, at any time. There are no classes to log in to and no due dates for assignments—you are in control of your education.
  • Accelerate progress. Our educational model lets you move through your courses as quickly as you can master the material. You don't have to wait for the end of a term to move forward—you are in charge of your schedule. 
  • Credibility. WGU's master's degree programs are institutionally accredited, meaning they have high academic standards and will be valued by your employer. Accreditation means that your degree is respected.
  • Experienced faculty. Faculty members at WGU have often worked in the very career field they teach, ensuring you get relevant experience. Our curriculum for each master's degree program was designed by industry experts to ensure you're prepared to thrive.
  • Affordable. At WGU our tuition is charged per-term instead of per-credit, so finishing faster actually saves you money. And we also offer federal financial aid and scholarships to make your degree as affordable as possible.

Graduate programs begin the first of each month.

WGU enrolls new students at the beginning of each month, launching a new term for those students. A term at WGU is 6 months long. What does this mean for you? You can start when you’re ready, rather than rushing (or waiting) for fall or spring enrollment. So, it’s back-to-school time year-round at WGU!

Frequently Asked Questions About Earning an Online Master's Degree

A master's degree is a degree issued from an academic institution that recognizes a student's mastery, or high-order overview of a particular area of study or practice. Normally a student must obtain a bachelor's degree prior to beginning a master's degree or enroll in a hybrid program that encompasses both degrees. The curriculum and practicum involved in a master's degree focuses on theoretical and applied topics such as critical evaluation, analysis, complex problem solving, and professional application of the same. 

It's important to personally evaluate if a master's degree is the right move for you. You need to ask yourself if you're passionate about the subject, if it will truly benefit your career, and what kinds of programs would work best for you. Research shows that the average pay raise for professionals with a master's degree is 38%, and over the course of their career they can expect to earn 70% more because of their master's degree. There are also more job opportunities for those with a master's degree. All of this should go into consideration when you're evaluating if a master's degree is right for you.

There are many benefits of a master's degree, including:

  • Career change opportunity. If you're looking to change careers, a master's degree can be key to helping you reach your goal. For example, if you want to become a teacher, there are many master's degrees that can help you get the skills and qualifications you need, as well as preparing you for a teaching license. An MBA can give you important credentials and skills you need to become a manager. If you want to pursue a new career, consider a master's degree.
  • More job possibilities. The BLS says that jobs that require a master's degree are expected to grow 16% over the next few years. This means that if you have a master's degree, there will be many more job opportunities available to you.
  • Higher salary potential. Master's degree graduates can expect to earn an average of around $15,000 more per year than a bachelor's degree graduate. While the amount you make may vary by industry, it is fairly standard that a master's degree will mean higher salary potential.

The amount of time it will take you to get a master's degree really depends on the type of degree you choose. For example at WGU, some students finish a degree program in as little as six months, while other programs take three years. It's valuable to find a degree program that allows you to accelerate if you're looking to graduate faster. Degree programs like those at WGU allow you to move through courses as quickly as you can master the material, enabling you to accelerate and earn your degree faster.

The amount you'll pay for an online master's degree will depend on where you choose to attend. Different schools will have different tuition and fee amounts. WGU is one of the most affordable options for an online degree program, with each program costing between $4,000 and $6,500 for a six-month term. Tuition charged per term means that you won't pay more if you take extra classes, so if you finish faster you'll pay less! 

There are several key things that make a traditional master's degree different from an online master's degree, including:

  • No campus. For an online master's degree, you don't have to go into a classroom on a campus to attend class. In fact, for many online master's degree programs, you don't have class at all! You don't have to log in, you simply learn from videos and textbooks.
  • Less expensive. Online master's degrees tend to be less expensive than traditional campus master's degrees because the school isn't paying for facilities and other elements of traditional degrees.
  • Work on your schedule. Because you are online, you can do your school work whenever works for you. You can keep your full-time job and maintain your other responsibilities because you are in charge of your schooling.

83% of employers say they view an online degree with the same respect as a traditional degree. This means that your online master's degree is respected and valued by professionals. You can expect an online master's degree to be well-received and a great boost to your résumé.

It's important to pick an online master's degree from an accredited university. Accreditation signals to employers that your school is held to high standards and is respected in the academic community. Regional accredited universities like WGU are held to the exact same academic standards as traditional universities, meaning their degree programs are rigorous and challenging, and geared to helping students succeed.

Yes. You can complete your master’s degree online, and it will be well-worth the time investment. That said, be sure to earn your degree through an accredited university. There are many advantages to pursuing a master’s degree online, including the ability to progress at your own pace, increased course accessibility, and lower cost. An online master’s degree can be a great option if you’re a working professional or live in a rural area without the luxury of a nearby brick-and-mortar university.

Yes. Employers are increasingly looking favorably upon online master’s degrees. Satisfaction with online degree recipients is growing increasingly high. In fact, a survey conducted by CareerBuilder.com showed that 83% of executives say that an online degree is just as credible as a traditional degree program.

Yes! Increasingly employers are viewing online degrees with more respect and credibility. Accreditation and awards help increase respect and credibility for your online degree program. The COVID-19 pandemic has also been an increasingly critical piece in helping online degree programs gain respect, as many students relied on online curriculum during that time period.

With a master’s degree, you may be able to set yourself apart from other applicants when it comes to seeking senior-level or management positions. A master’s degree could open up many doors of opportunity in your career. With a master’s degree, you can show potential employers that you’re more highly trained and better equipped for leadership roles.

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