Graduate Degree Career Outcomes

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With an increasingly competitive job market, the benefits of a master’s degree can help you stand out and show your value as an employee. While it may seem daunting to become a student again, flexible delivery options and credit for experience make it easier than ever to earn an advanced degree. 

Benefits of earning your advanced degree can be:

  • Career Advancement - A master's degree can make it easier to transition to more senior positions and may even be required for certain jobs and promotions.
  • Increased Earning Potential - On average, employees with a bachelor’s degree earn $50,360 per year, while those with a master’s degree earn a median annual income of $68,064.
  • Thirst for Knowledge - A masters degree can build on your current abilities, as well as help you gain new up-to-date skill sets or transition into a different field. 
  • Networking - Even if you take classes online, building relationships with your classmates and instructors can expand your professional network. 

2022–2023 First Destination Outcomes

 Total Degrees% Employed or Continuing EducationAverage Salary
M.S. Applied Psychology21100%$58K
M.S. Career & Technical Education19100%$65K
Ed.D. Career & Technical Education Leadership2100%NA
M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling33100%$62K
P.S.M. Conservation Biology13100%$40K
M.S. Construction Management7100%NA
M.F.A. Design1100%NA
M.S. Education43100%$53K
M.S. Food Science & Technology8100%$56K
M.S. Health Care Administration4100%$75K
M.S. Information & Communication3100%NA
M.S. Manufacturing Engineering11100%$93K
M.S. Marriage & Family Therapy13100%$92K
M.S. Nutrition and Dietetics12100%NA
M.S. Operations & Supply Management16100%$108K
M.S. Rehabilitation Counseling12100%$56K
M.S. Risk Control & Safety Management6100%NA
M.S. School Counseling1693%$50K
Ed.S. School Psychology11100%$61K
M.S.Ed. School Psychology14100%NA
M.S. Sustainable Management14100%$73K
M.S. Technical & Professional Communication2100%NA
M.S. Training & Talent Development4100%NA

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More than 20 advanced degrees in dynamic and emerging career-focused disciplines to advance in your profession.