Graduate Degree Career Outcomes

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With an increasingly competitive job market, the benefits of a master’s degree can help you stand out and show your value as an employee. While it may seem daunting to become a student again, flexible delivery options and credit for experience make it easier than ever to earn an advanced degree. 

Benefits of earning your advanced degree can be:

  • Career Advancement - A master's degree can make it easier to transition to more senior positions and may even be required for certain jobs and promotions.
  • Increased Earning Potential - On average, employees with a bachelor’s degree earn $50,360 per year, while those with a master’s degree earn a median annual income of $68,064.
  • Thirst for Knowledge - A masters degree can build on your current abilities, as well as help you gain new up-to-date skill sets or transition into a different field. 
  • Networking - Even if you take classes online, building relationships with your classmates and instructors can expand your professional network. 

Discover Graduate Programs

More than 20 advanced degrees in dynamic and emerging career-focused disciplines to advance in your profession.