Master Degrees in the USA

The USA has some of the world's most prestigious universities and an internationally renowned education system that offers a huge variety of degree courses at all levels. The USA is well known for excellent research in a diverse and international environment. The USA is also an extremely popular country for international students wanting to study master degrees.

Leiden University offers over 80 master’s programs with almost 200 specializations! Leiden University is a truly international university, uniting people and knowledge from all corners of the world.

Almost all master degree programs are held in English, making it easier than ever before to study with Leiden University.

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Accounting MS
Rochester Institute of Technology
Master Degree
Rochester, United States of America
Through this Master of Science, students with an undergraduate degree will be prepared to sit the CPA exam and attain...
Analytics M.S.
University of San Francisco
Master Degree
San Francisco, United States of America
The M.S. in Analytics is built on the philosophy, “Big data requires big skills”. Aiming to create graduates who have...
Anthropology MA / PhD
The New School
Master Degree
New York City, United States of America
The graduate anthropology degree curriculum at The New School in New York City combines core courses in the theoretical and...
Applied and Computational Mathematics MS
Rochester Institute of Technology
Master Degree
Rochester, United States of America
Through this Master of Science program, students will explore how sophisticated mathematical tools can be used to develop, modify and...
Applied Statistics MS
Rochester Institute of Technology
Master Degree
Rochester, United States of America
Through this Master of Science, students will gain academic level education in applied statistics with the opportunity to concentrate in one...
Architecture & Lighting Design Dual-Degree Graduate Program
The New School
Master Degree
New York City, United States of America
The joint Architecture & Lighting Design Dual Degree Graduate Program is offered by The School of Constructed Environments and combines...
Arts Management & Entrepreneurship MA
The New School
Master Degree
New York City, United States of America
This MA in Arts Management & Entrepreneurship is the first of it's kind and equips performing artists with business skills...
Asia Pacific Studies M.A.
University of San Francisco
Master Degree
San Francisco, United States of America
The Master of Arts in Asia Pacific Studies is an exciting and innovative program that explores, in depth, both the...
Biology M.S.
University of San Francisco
Master Degree
San Francisco, United States of America
The USF Master of Science degree in Biology is a hands on lab research programme with full time teaching/research at...
Biotechnology Professional Science Master’s
University of San Francisco
Master Degree
San Francisco, United States of America
The Professional Science Masters (PSM) in Biotechnology integrates scientific, business, and ethical aspects of biotechnology, and is designed to give students...
Broadcast Communication MA
Barry University
Master Degree
Miami, United States of America
Barry University offers a Broadcast Communication MA degree. The program is designed to preapare its students for careers in various...
Business Administration-Fast Track One-Year MBA
Rochester Institute of Technology
Master Degree
Rochester, United States of America
Through this MBA program, students will gain the strategic and critical skills needed for effective leadership within a business context....
Ceramics MFA
Rochester Institute of Technology
Master Degree
Rochester, United States of America
Through this Master of Fine Arts, students will focus on their intellectual and artistic development in the field of ceramics,...
Chemistry M.S.
University of San Francisco
Master Degree
San Francisco, United States of America
The USF Master of Science degree in Chemistry is designed for graduate students seeking a research based degree with personalized direction and...
Color Science MS
Rochester Institute of Technology
Master Degree
Rochester, United States of America
The color science degree from Rochester Institute of Technology is an interdisciplinary master degree program taught in English involving the...
Communication Design MPS
The New School
Master Degree
New York City, United States of America
Through this Master of Professional Studies in Communication Design, students will explore creative visual communication strategies applicable in an increasingly...
Computational Finance MS
Rochester Institute of Technology
Master Degree
Rochester, United States of America
RIT's curriculum offers an integration of finance, mathematics, and computing. The required mathematics courses have substantial financial content and the experiential...
Computer Engineering MS
Rochester Institute of Technology
Master Degree
Rochester, United States of America
The degree requires 30 semester credit hours and includes analytical topics (CMPE 610), two flexible core courses, four graduate electives,...
Computer Graphic Design MFA
Rochester Institute of Technology
Master Degree
Rochester, United States of America
This MFA program will give students the opportunity to develop their skills in a number of design areas, including graphic...
Computer Science M.S.
University of San Francisco
Master Degree
San Francisco, United States of America
The Computer Science Master’s degree program is oriented toward software development with the following objectives: Provide students with a broad...
Computing Security MS
Rochester Institute of Technology
Master Degree
Rochester, United States of America
The program is designed for students who have an undergraduate computing degree in an area such as computing security, computer...
Construction Management MS
Rochester Institute of Technology
Master Degree
Rochester, United States of America
Experienced construction management professionals wanting to advance into a leadership position would benefit from this Master of Science program. Students...
Creative Publishing and Critical Journalism MA
The New School
Master Degree
New York City, United States of America
This Master degree in Creative Publishing and Critical Journalism cultivates media savvy writers who are prepared to lead the future...
Creative Writing MFA
The New School
Master Degree
New York City, United States of America
The New School creative writing master degree program is based on the principle that writing is a skill that can be...
Criminal Justice MS
Rochester Institute of Technology
Master Degree
Rochester, United States of America
Through this Master of Science, students will explore policy analysis and practice, in particular its relevancy to community and urban...
Data Visualization MS
The New School
Master Degree
New York City, United States of America
Through this MS in Data Visualization, students will gain valuable insight into how, as a designer, they can play a...
Design and Urban Ecologies MS
The New School
Master Degree
New York City, United States of America
Design and Urban Ecologies is a new Master of Science program which radically re frames the study of cities. Students...
Design Studies MA
The New School
Master Degree
New York City, United States of America
Design studies is a new Master of Arts degree program that explores design as both a field of scholarly research...
Double Masters in Optics, Photonics and Optoinformatics
ITMO University Saint Petersburg
Master Degree
Multiple (2)
Optics, Photonics and Optoinformatics International Master’s Programme is delivered by ITMO University in collaboration with the University of Rochester (USA)....
Early Career MBA
Willamette University MBA
Master Degree
Oregon, United States of America
  The Early Career MBA is directed towards college students who has recently graduated and have limited or no work...
Economics M.A.
University of San Francisco
Master Degree
San Francisco, United States of America
The graduate program in Economics provides students with rigorous training in the analytical knowledge and abilities essential to the challenges...
Electrical Engineering MS
Rochester Institute of Technology
Master Degree
Rochester, United States of America
The MS degree is awarded upon the successful completion of a minimum of 30 semester credit hours, including a 6...
Energy Systems Management M.S.
University of San Francisco
Master Degree
San Francisco, United States of America
The Masters of Science in Energy Systems Management at the University of San Francisco is designed for students who seek the...
Entrepreneurship and Innovative Ventures MS
Rochester Institute of Technology
Master Degree
Rochester, United States of America
The Master of Science in entrepreneurship and innovative ventures at Rochester Institute of Technology is designed to support participants who...
Environmental, Health & Safety Management MS
Rochester Institute of Technology
Master Degree
Rochester, United States of America
The Master of Science degree in environmental, health and safety management from Rochester Institute of Technology takes place over the...
Environmental Management M.S.
University of San Francisco
Master Degree
San Francisco, United States of America
The Master of Science in Environmental Management is science based management program is to enhance and broaden the skills and...
Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management MS
The New School
Master Degree
New York City, United States of America
The MS in Environmental Policy & Sustainability Management master degree at The New School is an interdisciplinary professional program that prepares graduates...
Experimental Psychology MS
Rochester Institute of Technology
Master Degree
Rochester, United States of America
Through this Master of Science program, students will gain the skills and knowledge in experimental psychology in order to pursue...
Film and Animation MFA
Rochester Institute of Technology
Master Degree
Rochester, United States of America
Through this Master of Fine Arts program, students will gain access to state of the art facilities to create live...
Fine Arts Studio MFA
Rochester Institute of Technology
Master Degree
Rochester, United States of America
Through this two year program, students will gain an overview of studio based fine arts including painting, sculpture, non toxic...
Furniture Design MFA
Rochester Institute of Technology
Master Degree
Rochester, United States of America
Through this MFA program, students will be given the opportunity to study and explore areas of interest within furniture design....
Game Design and Development MS
Rochester Institute of Technology
Master Degree
Rochester, United States of America
Through this Master of Science program, students will explore the game design as well as related areas of software development. With...
Glass MFA
Rochester Institute of Technology
Master Degree
Rochester, United States of America
Through this two year MFA program, students will develop their personal creative voice through comprehensive research, discussion, analyses and experimentation....
Global 1-Year MBA
Hult International Business School
Master Degree
Multiple (6)
As a Hult MBA student, you have the opportunity to study at up to three of their seven global campus...
Global Executive MBA
Hult International Business School
Master Degree
Multiple (5)
Hult’s Global Executive Masters of Business Administration program offers the most global, practical, and flexible business education available. You'll build...
Graphic Design MFA
Rochester Institute of Technology
Master Degree
Rochester, United States of America
Through this Master of Fine Arts program, students will gain a broad education in a variety of design areas, including:...
Health Care Interpretation MS
Rochester Institute of Technology
Master Degree
Rochester, United States of America
Through this Master of Science program, students will become nationally certified sign language interpreters, specifically working within the health care sector....
Health Systems Administration MS
Rochester Institute of Technology
Master Degree
Rochester, United States of America
The program requires 39 credit hours at the graduate level and can be completed in two years or less. Students...
Human-Computer Interaction MS
Rochester Institute of Technology
Master Degree
Rochester, United States of America
The program is comprised of four required core courses, up to three program electives, two application domain courses, and a...
Imaging Arts—Photography MFA
Rochester Institute of Technology
Master Degree
Rochester, United States of America
This Master of Fine Arts program will give students a broad education of photography, inspiring and forming them as creative...
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In the USA it is possible to do every type of master degree, including MA, MSc, MBA, LL.M and many others. A masters degree will enable students to progress to PhD level. Entry usually requires that applicants hold a bachelors degree or equivalent academic qualification. However, some master degrees will accept applicants with alternative qualifications and experience. Master degrees are studied at graduation schools in the USA, unlike in Europe where they are usually studied at universities along with bachelor degrees. In the USA master degrees are usually a professional requirement for a career in business, engineering or in the health sciences.

Tuition fees and scholarships

Tuition fees in the USA are often higher than in Europe. The average tuition fee for an international student for master degrees is around $20,000 a year at public universities, and $28,000 to $40,000 a year at private universities. There are also plenty of scholarships available to international students; these include merit-based scholarships for students that are outstanding academically. Scholarships typically have a very early application deadline so competition is very high; therefore it is essential to apply in plenty of time.

How to apply

Applying for a master degree or graduate degree in the USA involves applying to the grad school directly. It is a matter of checking the grad school's website for the application procedure or contacting the grad school directly. Before leaving to study in the USA to study, a non-immigrant visa is required. The F-1 visa is the most common visa for students; it entitles the holder to study at any accredited university or grad school in the USA. Applying for a student visa is fairly straightforward. An application form can be downloaded from the USA embassy website. An acceptance letter, proof of academic qualifications and financial standing are also required. It may also be necessary to attend an interview at a nearby US embassy. Proof of having study-abroad travel and health insurance is another requirement.

You can read more about studying in the USA in the study guide.