What Master’s Degrees are Available?
There are hundreds, if not thousands of Master’s degrees available. This section introduces you to some of the most common Master’s degrees:
- LL.M – Master of Laws
- M.A. - Master of Arts
- MBA - Master of Business Administration, typically held by managers and other business people including bankers and consultants.
- M.Div - Master of Divinity, typically held by pastors and members of the clergy)
- M.Eng – Master of Engineering
- MFA - Master of Fine Arts
- MLS – Master of Library Science
- M.M. - Master of Music
- M.P.H. – Master of Public Health
- M.Phil – The M.Phil degree is typically issued by British universities.
- M.Sc - Master of Science
The academic requirements, tuition fees and length of study varies widely. MBA programs typically have the highest tuition; the full time Harvard MBA program cost $51,000 per year for the class of 2013. In contrast, the University of Michigan charges about $17,900 to Michigan residents for graduate programs for degrees like the M.A. In many cases, students studying for M.A. and M.Sc degrees receive a substantial amount of funding. Funding for Master’s students can include: scholarships, loans, support from external funding organizations such as the National Science Foundation.