Fast, Affordable Online Master’s Degrees & Campus Programs
Choose from 100 career-focused master’s degrees online and on campus. Complete in as few as months. And take advantage of some of the lowest online tuition rates in the nation. So you can advance your career, and reach your goals faster and for less.
Popular Online Master’s Degrees
Benefits of a Graduate Degree at SNHU
Whether attending class on campus or pursuing your master’s degree online at SNHU, you can expect:
* Credibility. Our master’s programs are regionally accredited – meaning they meet high academic standards. Some of our degrees even have programmatic accreditation.
* Affordability. As part of our commitment to making education accessible, we keep our tuition rates low and haven’t raised our costs in a decade.
* Expert instruction. Learn from faculty who bring real-world experience and relevant insights to the classroom.
* Flexibility. Earn your master’s degree online with 24/7 access to coursework or on campus in a traditional classroom setting.
* Student support. From day one, dedicated academic and career advisors are available to help you reach your goals.
We believe in creating faster paths to your future. With 5 term starts per year to choose from and no GRE or GMAT requirements, you can begin the path to earning your master’s degree online or on campus today.
Why Earn Your Master’s?
Whether you’re a recent graduate or a seasoned professional, earning your master’s degree can provide a number of opportunities to advance your career, sharpen your skill set and help you stand out in a competitive job market.
In fact, in fields such as business, education, healthcare and STEM advanced degrees are no longer an option – they’re essential. Employers are placing greater emphasis on top talent who can enter a role and make an immediate impact. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics, jobs requiring a master’s degree are expected to increase by 15% through 2029.1 As a result, a growing number of working adults are going back to school to earn their master’s.
From building skills employers want to see to increasing your earning potential and moving up in your field, a master’s degree can have lasting benefits on you and your career.
Enhance your skills
With courses that dive deep into your area of study, hands-on experience designed to prepare you for the field and instructors with real-world expertise, SNHU’s master’s degree programs can help you develop a specialized set of skills employers are looking for. You’ll become the subject matter expert in the field of your choice, making you that much more competitive in your field.
Pursuing your master’s degree is also a great way for current working professionals to keep up in your industry, and ensure your skills are timely and relevant.
1. Boost earning potential
There’s a lot of value in getting your master’s degree – and we’re not just talking professionally. Having your master’s can increase your earning potential in a wide range of industries. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, master’s degree holders earned an average of almost 20% more in their weekly earnings than bachelor’s degree holders in 2020.1 That means, on average, master’s degree holders made $12,000 more in annual salary than bachelor’s degree holders.1
2. Prepare for your future
For many industries, a bachelor’s degree just doesn’t cut it anymore. The BLS predicts a 15% increase in jobs requiring a master’s degree through 2029, while jobs requiring a bachelor’s degree are only set to grow by 6.4%.1 As more and more employers look for job candidates with master’s degrees, continuing your education could help your resume stand out and create more opportunity in your career.
These figures signal big challenges for those who have yet to earn a graduate degree – and not just at the entry level. As SNHU graduate Lisa Kpotie’16can attest, even seasoned job seekers with years of experience need continued education to go further.
“I started to realize that in order to be more marketable in my field, I needed to go back to school,” she said. Now, thanks to the MS Accounting degree program at SNHU, she’s taken her career to the next level.
“Getting my master’s … allowed me to branch out and open my own [business].”
Not only does a master’s degree help open doors in your career – it can also help you reduce the likelihood of unemployment. In 2020, the BLS reported a 4.1% unemployment rate for those who earned their master’s.1On the other hand, the BLS reported a 5.5% unemployment rate for bachelor’s degree holders and a rate of 8.3% for those without a degree.
3. Fulfill your dream
Earning potential, future planning and increased employment opportunities aren’t the only possible benefits of earning a master’s. For some, the sense of personal fulfillment is also key.
Jessica Cooper ’14 is one such case. As a veteran and military spouse, her decision to go back wasn’t only for herself – it was for the people she cared about.
“I was the first in my family to ever obtain a degree of any kind,” she said. “I never in a million years dreamed I would [earn an MBA], but I’m so glad I did it.”
A master’s degree from SNHU can help position you for the life and career you want – and help you work toward a brighter future. Request informationtoday.
How long does it take to earn a master’s degree online?
In many cases, students can typically expect to earn their master’s degree within 1.5 to 2 years. But the beauty of earning your degree online at Southern New Hampshire University is the ability to go at your own pace – whether that’s over the course of a few years or in as few as 15 months.
At Southern New Hampshire University, we understand that no two learners are the same. Some students balance full time jobs with their studies while others need to catch up on coursework after the kids go to bed. No matter what your schedule looks like, our advisors will work with you every step of the way to help you find what works for you. And if anything changes, they can help you adjust accordingly.
We also accept up to 12 transfer credits towards your master’s degree, saving you time and money while completing your graduate degree.
How much does an online master’s degree cost?
While earning your master’s degree online is often more affordable than pursuing a program on a traditional university campus, the cost will ultimately depend on the school and program you choose.
At Southern New Hampshire University, we’re committed to making higher education accessible, by making it more affordable. That’s why we offer some of the lowest online tuition rates in the nation. In fact, we haven’t raised our online tuition since 2012.
At just $627 per credit hour, a 36-credit master’s degree is only $22,572. Most of SNHU’s graduate degrees are 36 credits, though a few programs may require one or more foundation courses. Some specialized programs may also require more than the standard 12 courses.
There are ways to save on your graduate degree. For example, we accept up to 12 transfer credits, which could help you save over $7,000 in tuition. Our Student Financial Services team is always here to assist you with a customized plan that works for you. These counselors have one goal: to make your education as affordable as possible. When you better understand ways to invest in your education, you set yourself up for a stronger financial future.
As you think about that future, you’ll also want to keep in mind the return on investment (ROI) you’ll get from earning your online master’s degree more affordably at SNHU. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, master’s degree holders earn almost 20% more in median weekly earnings than those with a bachelor’s degree.1
Note: Additional fees for books or other materials may apply each term, as well.