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Online master’s degrees

If you’ve already earned your bachelor’s degree, a master’s degree can help you advance your management and leadership skills. Take control of your future with an online master’s degree that’s affordable, career-focused — and fits with your schedule.

master's programs offered nationwide

master's degrees awarded in 2019

26+ average years
Faculty with professional experience

Master's degree programs

Business  |  Criminal Justice |  Education  |  Healthcare  |  Nursing  |  Psychology  |  Technology  |  Behavioral Science

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There’s no way I would have made the impact or the difference that I’m making without the support, the confidence, and the education that I was provided."

Amber P. | MHA ‘17

There’s no way I would have made the impact or the difference that I’m making without the support, the confidence, and the education that I was provided."

Reasons to earn a Phoenix master's degree

Why earn your online master's degrees with us

Start your online master's degree when you're ready
You have 8-10 opportunities all year long to start your online master’s degree, so you can begin when it best suits your schedule.

Tuition Guarantee

Affordable, locked-in tuition
Our tuition and fees are competitive and fixed. Which means no surprises or rising tuition costs – only one, set price you can manage.

Accreditation that matters
We’ve been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (  for more than 40 years. Specific business, counseling, education and nursing degree programs have also received programmatic accreditation.

H L C Accreditation
A C B S P accredited
C C N E Accredited
C A C R E P accredited

Earn career-relevant skills in weeks – not years

Get value from your education before you even graduate. Update your resumé and LinkedIn profile with learned skills when you complete every 5- or 6-week course in our associate, bachelor's and master's programs.

Build skills on your way to your degree

Frequently asked questions

If you’re looking to pursue leadership opportunities, a master’s degree is designed to help you take that next step in your career. On average, master’s degree employment is projected to grow by 16.4% between 2020 and 2030.* So if you’re looking to enhance your career, an online master’s degree can help. You can gain the knowledge and critical skills you need to stay relevant and competitive in growing fields like business, education, healthcare and information technology.

*Information based on data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and is not specific to University of Phoenix.

Master degree programs typically take 18-24 months to complete. But they can vary based on the degree you’re interested in. For example, our Competency-based MBA program can take less than a year to complete, while the Master of Science in Counseling (MSC) degree can take three years and five months. Check the program you’re interested in for more details, or speak with a University representative.

Depending on the online master’s degree you choose, you will need 33-60 credits.

Yes, you can transfer eligible credits from previous accredited college courses toward our master degree programs, except our competency based education programs. 

With our Tuition GuaranteeTM, you can count on fixed, affordable pricing for your entire degree program. Our online master degree programs are $698 per credit, except for the Master of Arts in Education (MAEd) and Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) programs which are $540 per credit. Our Competency-based MBA, MHA and MIS degrees are $300 per credit and can be completed in less than a year.

With our Tuition GuaranteeTM, your tuition is affordable and locked in from start to finish of your program. But you can also explore a variety of scholarship opportunities outside of the University.

Yes, all our courses are available 100% online.

Master degree programs are available in a variety of fields like business, healthcare, IT, nursing, education, criminal justice, counseling and psychology.

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*While widely available, not all programs are available to residents of all states. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.

Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projections are not specific to University of Phoenix students or graduates.