Master's Degree Programs
Stay competitive in today's dynamic business world when you earn a Master’s Degree from DeVry University's Keller Graduate School of Management. We offer onsite and online Master's Degree programs in business, technology and healthcare administration to help you achieve your career goals and choose the path that’s right for you.
Earn a Master's Degree at an accredited* university with flexible online learning options and 40+ locations nationwide. With year-round classes, online and hybrid courses, and evening and weekend options, you can complete your Master's Degree program on a schedule that suits your needs. Whether you're interested in earning an MBA or a specialized Master's Degree, our Graduate Degree programs offer valuable skills and credentials. Let us help you develop your edge in the professional world.
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*This represents the Entrepreneurship Graduate Certificate and Master’s in Business Administration with a concentration in Entrepreneurship stack. The figures displayed represent the minimum credit hours required for graduation. Additional coursework may be necessary to complete program requirements.
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FAQs: Master’s Degree
What is a Master’s Degree?
A master’s degree is earned after a bachelor’s degree. It represents a higher level of expertise in a particular field of study. Those who hold a master’s typically have strong skills and techniques in their chosen area, as well as a variety of transferable skills gained through their research and learning.
People choose to pursue a master’s degree for many reasons. They may want to help increase their chances of qualifying for a promotion, change fields or to move into a different specialty or simply learn more about their preferred subject area.
How long does it take to earn a Master’s Degree?
It depends on several factors such as the specific program you are enrolled in, any transfer credits you might have and whether you enroll part-time or full-time. Most master’s degrees at DeVry are approximately 15 courses long but can vary by program. When taking one course per session at DeVry, you could complete a 15-course program in as little as 2 years and 2 months.2
At DeVry, we also offer several ways to help reduce the time it takes to earn your degree:
Course waivers3: Depending on the program, you may be eligible for course waivers if you have taken similar courses at the appropriate level. For example, if you have an undergraduate degree in business, you may qualify to earn an MBA in just 10 courses.
Previous credits: Have you already started your graduate work at another school? You may be able to transfer qualifying credit for up to three courses.
Work experience: If you have been through a workforce or military training program, we can evaluate your experience for possible qualifying transfer credit. We also offer course substitutions based on an evaluation of the relevant academic or professional experience.
How much does a Master’s Degree Program cost?
The cost of your master's degree program will vary based on the program you choose and other individual factors such as transfer credits. In short, you are billed for the credit hours you complete, along with any relevant course or enrollment fees. To learn more about the cost, visit our Tuition page.
Deciding to earn a master's is a big commitment, but it's important to note that DeVry will be here to support you along the way. As a student at DeVry, you get access to the following benefits:
- Convenient mobile app
- Virtual library
- Flexible scheduling, with classes starting every eight weeks
- On-demand tutoring 24 hours a day4
- One-on-one faculty mentoring
- Academic and financial aid advising
- Career services
- Resume assistance
- Access to hiring events and networking opportunities
We can also help determine if you qualify for a variety of financial aid options designed to make paying for your degree more manageable. Depending on your situation, you may qualify for:
- Scholarships and grants
- State-funded programs
- Federal or private student loans
- Active-duty military rate
- Corporate partnership pricing (depending on your employer)
Speak with one of our student support advisors to learn what help is available to you.
Is an online Master’s Degree credible?
Online education continues to grow and evolve. Today, an online master’s degree is every bit as credible as one gained in person. DeVry is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), www.hlcommission.org, a national agency recognized by both the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the United States Department of Education. Keller Graduate School of Management is included in this accreditation. The Higher Learning Commission also provides accreditation for a wide variety of nationally recognized colleges and universities.
In addition, DeVry is a member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, a national advocacy group with more than 3,000 member universities and colleges.
What are the benefits of getting a Master’s Degree?
A master’s degree can provide many benefits, depending on your individual situation. These may include:
- Developing expertise: Some master’s programs focus primarily on research, while others are more focused on hands-on applicable tools and techniques. Either way, earning an online master’s degree may give you the knowledge and skills you need to become an develop expertise in your chosen industry.
- Career advancement: In many cases, a master’s can open up previously unavailable career pathways. Earning your degree could make you more competitive for a promotion at work or prepare you to take steps toward getting a higher-level position at a new company.
- Better earning potential: Some industries tend to pay employees based partly on how much education they have. If you are in this type of industry, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, a higher level of education may influence earnings, or even move you into a whole new pay level, after completing your master’s degree.
- Stronger reputation: If you’re interested in becoming a consultant or simply being known as an expert in your field, earning your master’s degree may help build your credibility and your professional reputation.
What are the most popular Master’s Degrees available at DeVry?
At DeVry, our most popular master’s programs include:
- MBA: With 10 different concentrations from which to choose, from Accounting to Health Services, our MBA program provides a great deal of flexibility and customization.
- Human Resource Management: A Master’s in Human Resource Management provides a top-down understanding of how human capital drives organizations, preparing students for leadership roles throughout the HR field.
- Project Management: With a Master’s in Project Management, students are prepared to meet the complex challenges facing today’s organizations. You’ll learn everything from budget forecasting to navigating legal and ethical concerns.
- IT-related fields: Information technology continues to evolve at lightning speed. If you want to be part of that growth, you might consider a Master’s in Information Systems Management or a Master’s in Information Technology Management. Either degree can help you position yourself as a tech expert, potentially opening doors to a new career.
How is a Master’s Degree different from a Bachelor’s or Doctoral Degree?
A master’s degree could be considered a mid-level degree. It’s typically earned after a bachelor’s, but before a doctoral degree. However, this way of looking at the degrees is imperfect, because master’s and doctoral degrees often diverge from one another.
In many fields, a master’s degree is effectively a terminal degree. It may be possible to earn a doctorate in the same or a related field, but the master’s is often what employers look for. The MBA is a classic example of this type of degree. Most people may decide there’s no need to pursue further education beyond the MBA.
Commonly, the master’s degree is a more hands-on degree, while the doctoral degree is more research focused. Those who intend to provide direct services to clients tend to choose a license-eligible master’s program, while those who plan to go into academia or other research areas tend to prefer a doctorate.