Southern New Hampshire University offers master's programs online and on campus that are affordable, flexible and achievable. Pursue your passion and advance your career with over 100 graduate degrees, including 25 specialized MBAs, designed to be completed in as few as 15 months.
Whether attending class on campus or pursuing your master's degree online at SNHU, you can expect:
We believe in creating faster paths to your future. With 5 term starts per year to choose from and no GRE or GMAT requirements, you can begin the path to earning your master's degree online or on campus today.
Yes. Southern New Hampshire University offers online master’s programs in subjects ranging from liberal arts to social sciences and, of course, always popular online MBA degrees. Many SNHU students are working full time and managing life’s innumerable priorities and demands. Taking classes online provides graduate students the ability to flexibly manage coursework when it’s convenient, rather than having to adhere to stringent weekly class schedules and attendance policies.
"The online program at SNHU has allowed me the opportunity to balance my life, school and work,” said 2015 MBA Marketing grad Jack Tralongo.
In fields as diverse as business, education, healthcare and STEM, advanced degrees are no longer an option – they’re essential.
Employers are placing greater emphasis on top talent who can enter a role and make an immediate impact. As a result, a growing number of working adults are going back to school to earn their master’s.
A master’s degree can help your resume stand out. It can prepare you for on-the-job demands. It can open doors for advancement within your company and help you reach for high-reward roles in all new occupations or business ventures. So you can continue to evolve along with a fast-changing workforce.
1. Could boost earning potential
For those seeking better pay, earning your master’s could be a wise career move. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported median weekly earnings of $1,401 for master’s degree holders in 2017. This figure is a 19.4% wage increase from bachelor’s degree holders and 67.6% wage increase from associate degree holders. It is also well above the median weekly earnings for all workers in 2017 ($907).*
2. Prepare for your future
Continuing your education may also result in greater career opportunities down the road. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a 16.7% increase in jobs requiring master’s degrees through 2026. Comparatively, jobs requiring a bachelor’s degree are only set to grow by 10.1%.**
These figures signal big challenges for those who have yet to earn a graduate degree – and not just entry level professionals. As SNHU student Lisa Kpotie can attest, even seasoned job seekers with years of experience need continued education to go further.
“I started to realize that in order to be more marketable in my field, I needed to go back to school,” she said. Now, thanks to the MS Accounting degree program at SNHU, she’s taken her career to the next level.
“Getting my master’s … allowed me to branch out and open my own [business].”
3. Reduce likelihood of unemployment
Degree holders are also less likely to be unemployed. In 2017, the BLS reported a 2.2% unemployment rate for those who earned their master’s.*
Earning potential, future planning and increased employment opportunities aren’t the only possible benefits of earning a master’s – for some, it’s the sense of personal fulfillment. Jessica Cooper ’14 is one such case. As a veteran and military spouse, her decision to go back wasn’t only for herself – it was for the people she cared about.
“I was the first in my family to ever obtain a degree of any kind,” she said. “I never in a million years dreamed I would [earn an MBA], but I’m so glad I did it.”
A master’s degree from SNHU can help position you for the life and career you want – and help you work toward a brighter future. Request information today.
Most assuredly. According to a 2018 report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the median weekly wage for full-time workers over the age of 25 was $1,401 for those who earned a master's degree compared to $1,173 for those whose highest level of education was bachelor's degree. That’s a difference of nearly $12,000 annually. In addition, jobs that require a master’s degree are expected to grow more than 18% through 2022.
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No. Accessibility to education is at the core of Southern New Hampshire University’s mission.
As part of creating high quality, affordable and innovative pathways to educational success, SNHU removes many barriers, including a requirement for GRE or GMAT test scores for entrance into any of its 200+ accredited and affordable online degree programs.
Though the value of a specific master’s degree over another may be difficult to quantify, graduate degrees in business, education, healthcare and STEM-related fields often lead to higher-paying careers in those disciplines, according to BLS data.
However, deciding which online master’s degree is best is ultimately entirely up to you. Online MBAs may be required for many “high-level jobs” according to the BLS, but Southern New Hampshire University also offers more than 200 online master’s programs in subjects ranging from Accounting and Finance to Communication, Cyber Security and Information Technology.
Whichever path you choose, you’ll receive the same quality education from experienced instructors in a flexible environment designed to help you succeed.
"Working full-time, it's hard for me to find time to attend traditional classes, making the online MBA program at SNHU ideal for me,” said SNHU MBA grad Seth Fayerman.
An online master’s degree from Southern New Hampshire University’s online programs are typically more affordable than a comparable campus-based institution's (see chart). In addition, SNHU has frozen tuition since 2012, and learners may be eligible for additional savings through scholarships and grants. Discover more about SNHU’s online tuition costs.
All of the 200+ online master’s degrees at Southern New Hampshire University are designed to set you up for success. Though online courses are no more or less difficult than those in a traditional campus setting, online classes do offer additional flexibility, which is often preferable to many learners who need to balance work and other life demands.
Those entering Southern New Hampshire University’s master’s programs may find their journey easier if they continue with the program of study in which they obtained an undergraduate degree. In addition, some pre-requisite courses may be waived with qualifying undergraduate coursework or competencies.
SNHU also offers dedicated instructors, academic advisors, tutoring and many additional services designed to help you carve a path to your master’s degree.