If you want to become an expert in your field, garner a higher salary, and set yourself up for a rewarding career
with management and executive position possibilities, a Master's Degree may be a great move for you.
Types of Degrees
Master's Degree programs require you to complete a bachelor's degree program (usually 4 years of full-time study)
before pursuing a Master's Degree, which then typically takes between 1.5 and 2 years of full-time study and oftentimes culminates in
a thesis or capstone project.
A bachelor's degree is required, with a strong academic background in whatever field your Master's Degree will concentrate on
helping applicants obtain acceptance into their desired school. Each school has its own specific requirements,
making it important for you to explore several options before settling on a particular school.
Career Opportunities After Earning A Master's Degree
With a Master's Degree in hand, graduates can pursue a career in whatever field their studies were focused on or
decide to continue their education in pursuit of a doctorate degree.
Post Graduate Salary Information
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, people with a master's degree had a
median salary of $72,852 in 2018 compared with a median salary of $60,996 for those with bachelor's degrees and
$37,024 for those with no level of higher education other than a high school diploma.1
Note that the average salary varies widely not only depending on career chosen, but on geographical
location and employer. Conditions in your area may vary.
- Elka Torpey, "Measuring the value of education," Career Outlook, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, April 2018,
on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/careeroutlook/2018/data-on-display/education-pays.htm (visited June