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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, 15+ specialized MBAs, designed to be completed in as few as 12-15 months.

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Benefits of an SNHU Master's Degree

Whether attending class on campus or pursuing your master's degree online at SNHU, you can expect:

  • Credibility. Our master's programs are regionally accredited - meaning they meet high academic standards. Some of our degrees even have programmatic accreditation.
  • Affordability. As part of our commitment to making education accessible, we keep our tuition rates low and offer financial aid to those who qualify.
  • Expert instruction. Learn from faculty who bring real-world experience and relevant insights to the classroom.
  • Flexibility. Earn your master's degree online with 24/7 access to coursework or on campus in a traditional classroom setting.
  • Student support. From day one, dedicated academic and career advisors are available to help you reach your goals.

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.

Why Earn Your Master’s? 

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.

Blue text over a white background: Move Forward with a Master'sA 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

Blue text over a white background: 20% Increase in Average Weekly Earnings1For 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 $1,497 for master’s degree holders in 2019. This figure is a 19.9% wage increase from bachelor’s degree holders and 68.7% wage increase from associate degree holders.1 It is also well above the median weekly earnings for all workers in 2019 ($917).1

2. Prepare for your future

Blue text over a white background: 15% Increase in Job requiring Master's Degrees1

Continuing your education may also result in greater career opportunities down the road. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a 15% increase in jobs requiring master’s degrees through 2029. Comparatively, jobs requiring a bachelor’s degree are only set to grow by 6.4%.1

Lisa Kpotie with text: Lisa Kpotie

These figures signal big challenges for those who have yet to earn a graduate degree – and not just entry level professionals. As SNHU graduate Lisa Kpotie '16 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 2019, the BLS reported a 2% unemployment rate for those who earned their master’s.1

4. Additional benefits of a master’s degree

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.

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