|Typically requiring one to two years of academic work beyond the bachelor's degree, master's degree programs cover a wide range of study and preparation. In some cases, they are strictly academic programs providing additional focus and specialization in a discipline. These programs may be a stepping stone to a doctor's degree or may be a final stopping point for the student. Other programs, such as the Master of Business Administration (MBA) or Master of public Administration (MPA) are clearly oriented toward professional practice. Yet other programs, like those in education or information technology, blend both the academic preapration and professional practice.
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Top 10 Largest Programs at Master's Degree Level, 2020 Median Wages Three Years Post-Completion
|Institution||Program Title||Median Wage|
|Liberty University||Business Administration and Management, General (520201)||$67,554|
|Liberty University||Human Services, General (440000)||$42,504|
|Liberty University||Theology/Theological Studies (390601)||$47,989|
|Liberty University||Counseling Psychology (422803)||$44,829|
|University of Virginia||Business Administration and Management, General (520201)||$164,129|
|George Mason University||Curriculum and Instruction (130301)||$62,129|
|Liberty University||Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other (511599)||$42,451|
|James Madison University||Education, General (130101)||$54,708|
|George Mason University||Special Education and Teaching, General. (131001)||$63,385|
|Liberty University||Curriculum and Instruction (130301)||$48,900|
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Note: The four-year bachelor’s degree mean and median debt levels reported on this site may differ from that reported by individual institutions. Many institutions report indebtedness based on the Common Data Set definition, which limits the indebtedness level reported to include only those students who entered the institution as first-time in college (FTIC) students. The inclusion of graduates who entered as transfer students may tend to lower the overall mean or median debt level because it does not include any debt that transfer students acquired while attending previous institutions outside Virginia and relatively few transfers from Virginia’s two-year colleges incur debt prior to transfer. Repayment estimates assume a standard 10-year repayment rate, and a 5% interest rate for undegraduate loans (for which multiple interest rates exist) and 6.8% for graduate and professional programs. Borrowers with federal loans may be eligible for Income Driven Repayment, which may result in lower payments.