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.
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.
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).*
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].”
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.