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Frequently asked questions
A 2015 study by Georgetown University found that people with a Master's degree earned an average of $17,000 more per year than those with only a Bachelor's degree working in the same field. Among the best Master's degrees in terms of average increase in salary were STEM majors (science, technology, engineering, and math. edX has launched several online Master’s programs to help bring affordable, flexible, top-ranked programs to more learners around the world, and our list of Master's degrees will continue to grow.
Some accelerated Master's programs can be completed in as little as one year, while others may take two or more years to complete. Take a look at specific degree pages for details.
The cost of an online Master's degree varies by program; edX offers degrees for a range of budgets and, for many programs, financial aid is available. Speak to an admissions counselor to learn about an individual program’s tuition, fees, and funding options.
MicroMasters programs are a series of graduate-level courses from top universities designed to advance your career. They provide deep learning in fields ranging from data science to business, and are recognized by employers for real-world relevance. MicroMasters programs can help strengthen a Master's degree application and offer a pathway to credit. Students may apply to the university offering credit for the MicroMasters program certificate and, if accepted, can apply the MicroMasters program as credit toward the degree. This allows learners to pursue an accelerated Master's degree with a head start on the total tuition.
We continue to add Master’s degrees that meet the needs of professionals in today’s digital, global workforce. Our offerings span fields such as analytics, computer science, nursing, social work, data science, education, business administration, public health, and more.
Top higher education institutions and graduate schools are increasingly moving their prestigious graduate degree programs online to make them more accessible and affordable to working professionals and students around the world. Online programs are equivalent to their on-campus counterparts, and completing an online program will earn you the same diploma and credentials are the same program offered on campus. The only difference is the modality.