A master’s degree is a post-graduate degree that follows the completion of a bachelor degree. Notwithstanding, an increased level of difficulty and rigor, a master’s degree typically only takes two years to complete compared to four years for a bachelor’s degree. A master degree is a logical progression in one’s education and career preparation. While a bachelor degree is the degree of choice among employers looking to fill entry-level positions, more and more professions now require a master degree as an entry-level qualification. The most common reasons for pursuing a master degree include the following:

  • qualify for entry-level positions
  • qualify for career advancement opportunities
  • increase skill set and knowledge
  • maximize earning potential
  • set apart from competing professionals

The most common master degrees include the Master of Arts (MA), Master of Science (MS) and Master of Fine Arts (MFA). The Master of Arts focuses on the fields of humanities, history, philosophy, social sciences and liberal arts. Students who pursue a Master of Science focus their studies on the sciences.


Other Master degrees include:

  • Master of Applied Psychology
  • Master of Applied Science
  • Master of Architecture
  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Arts in Strategic Communication Management
  • Master of Accountancy
  • Master of Accounting and Information Systems
  • Master of Advanced Study
  • Master of Applied Finance
  • Master of Applied Mathematical Sciences
  • Master of Arts in Teaching
  • Master of Athletic Training
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Business Administration in Manufacturing Management
  • Master of Business Administration in Operations Management
  • Master of Business Administration in Supply Chain Management
  • Master of Business Administration in Production Management
  • Master of Business Administration in Manufacturing and Operations Management
  • Master of Business Administration in Production and Operations Management
  • Master of Business Administration Management of Technology
  • Master of Science in Banking and Finance
  • Master of Business Economics
  • Master of Business Engineering
  • Master of Business Informatics
  • Master of Commerce
  • Master of Science in Chemistry
  • Master of Computational Finance
  • Master of Computer Applications
  • Master of Computer Science
  • Master of Communication
  • Master in Creative Technologies
  • Master of Economics
  • Master of Education
  • Master of Educational Technology
  • Master of Engineering
  • Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering
  • Master of Engineering in Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Master of Engineering in Mechatronics Engineering
  • Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering
  • Master of Engineering Management
  • Master of Enterprise
  • Master of Finance
  • Master of Financial Economics
  • Master of Financial Engineering
  • Master of Financial Mathematics
  • Master of Fine Arts
  • Master of Health Administration
  • Master of Health Science
  • Master of Humanities
  • Master of Industrial and Labour Relations
  • Master of International Affairs
  • Master of International Business
  • Master of International Economics
  • Master of International Public Policy
  • Master of International Studies
  • Master of Information
  • Master of Information Management
  • Master of Information Systems
  • Master of Law in Corporate Law
  • Master of Law in Property and Estate Law
  • Master of Law in Human Rights
  • Master of Law in Banking Law
  • Master of Law in International Business Law
  • Master of Law in Environmental Law
  • Master of Information System Management
  • Master of Islamic Studies
  • Master of Law
  • Master of Law in Forensic Medicine
  • Master of Law in Legal Practice
  • Master of Law in Criminal Law
  • Master of Law in Commercial Law
  • Master of Law in Tax law
  • Master of Law in Media and Entertainment Law
  • Master of Law in Civil Law
  • Master of Landscape Architecture
  • Master of Liberal Arts
  • Master of Library and Information Science
  • Master of Management
  • Master of Manufacturing Management
  • Master of Mass Communication and Journalism
  • Master of Mathematical Finance
  • Master of Network and Communications Management
  • Master of Political Science
  • Master of Professional Studies
  • Master of Public Administration
  • Master of Public Affairs
  • Master of Public Diplomacy
  • Master of Public Health
  • Master of Public Management
  • Master of Public Policy
  • Master of Public Relations
  • Master of Public Service
  • Master of Quantitative Finance
  • Master of Real Estate Development
  • Master of Research
  • Master of Science
  • Master of Science in Applied Cognition and Neuroscience
  • Master of Science in Athletic Training
  • Master of Science in Computing Research
  • Master of Science in Cyber Security
  • Master of Science in Education
  • Master of Science in Engineering
  • Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
  • Master of Science in Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Master of Science in Mechatronics Engineering
  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering
  • Master of Science in Development Administration
  • Master of Science in Finance
  • Master of Science in Governance & Organizational Sciences
  • Master of Science in Government Contracts
  • Master of Science in Health Informatics
  • Master of Science in Human Resource Development
  • Master of Science in Information Assurance
  • Master of Science in Information Systems
  • Master of Science in Information Technology
  • Master of Science in Leadership
  • Master of Science in Management
  • Master of Science in Project Management
  • Master of Science in Quality Assurance
  • Master of Science in Risk Management
  • Master of Science in Supply Chain Management
  • Master of Science in Teaching
  • Master of Science in Taxation
  • Master of Social Science
  • Master of Social Work
  • Master of Statistics
  • Master of Strategic Studies
  • Master of Studies
  • Master of Technology
  • Master of Urban Planning
  • Master of Technology in Polymer Science and Technology
  • Master of Science in Polymer Science and Technology
  • Master of Science in Rubber Technology
  • Master of Science in Agriculture Science