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- 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 Master's degree programs are designed to be completed in one year as an accelerated program, while others may take two or three years to complete. Program length depends on how many courses are taken at a time and whether the learner is working full-time or part-time. Program length can also be determined by the specific field, so take a look at the program pages for details.
- The cost of an online Master's degree varies by program, but edX online degrees are available at a fraction of the cost of an on-campus program.
- edX is transforming graduate education by offering highly-ranked Master's degrees from world class universities at scale. This means making in-demand degree programs available to busy working professionals in a fully online, flexible format at a fraction of the cost of typical Master's degree programs. Our innovative MicroMasters® programs make edX uniquely positioned to offer these online Master's degrees because they allow online students to try out the Master's-level curriculum at no risk, strengthen their application, and potentially earn 25-50% of the credit for their Master's degree before applying.
- 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. Students may apply to the university offering credit for the MicroMasters program certificate and, if accepted, can pursue an accelerated Master's degree with a head start on the total tuition.
- Yes. MicroMasters programs can help strengthen a Master's degree application and offer a pathway to credit. MicroMasters programs are designed to advance learners' careers and can count towards online Master's degree program credit for learners who apply and are accepted into the associated Master's program.
- The growing list of Master's degree options on edX includes online programs in analytics, computer science, accounting, data science, information technology management, and more.
- Enrolled students will earn a full Master's degree—typically the same exact diploma that students earn on-campus, such as a Master of Science in Computer Science or a Master of Science in Accounting. 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.
- edX is partnering with world-class universities to offer more rigorous degree programs in the future. Potential upcoming Master's degree programs on edX include Business Administration, Project Management, Higher Education Administration, Psychology, Business Analytics and many more. Express your interest in an upcoming program in the forms above.
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