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Master’s Degree in Computer Programming

145 Yearly Graduations
$82,400 Median Salary
$62,985 Median Debt
A master's degree in programming is offered at 12 colleges in the United States. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were male, and 20 were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 31.7% of programming graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Programming Majors

In 2018-2019, 145 earned their master's degree in programming. This earns it the #9 spot on the list of the most popular master's degree programs in the nation.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in programming at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Basic Certificate 3,860
Associate’s Degree 3,787
Bachelor’s Degree 1,560
Undergraduate Certificate 1,334
Master’s Degree 145
Graduate Certificate 2

Earnings of Programming Majors With Master’s Degree

The median salary for graduates holding a master's degree in programming is $82,400. A lot of factors can contribute to this number, such as the location of your workplace and the availability of other perks and bonuses.

A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $82,400 and the high is $82,400.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a master's degree in programming is $62,985. The length of time it takes you to graduate and what college you attend can affect this number quite a bit.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $62,985 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $62,985.

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The median monthly payment of a programming graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $734.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue master's degree in programming. About 69.7% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 101
Women 44
Gender Diversity of Master's Degree in Programming

The racial-ethnic distribution of programming master’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 14
Black or African American 7
Hispanic or Latino 8
White 56
International Students 46
Other Races/Ethnicities 14
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Programming Master's Degree Students

There are 12 colleges that offer a master’s degree in programming. Learn more about the most popular 12 below:

#1

University of Chicago

Chicago, Illinois
28 Yearly Graduations
57% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for programming students seekinga master's degree is University of Chicago. Each year, around 16,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $57,642 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $60,300 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 28 people received their master's degree in programming from UChicago. Around 25% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 57% were women.

#2

DigiPen Institute of Technology

Redmond, Washington
22 Yearly Graduations
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for programming majors who are seeking their master's degree is DigiPen Institute of Technology. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $32,400 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $27,000 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 22 people received their master's degree in programming from Digipen.

#3

Maryville University of Saint Louis

Saint Louis, Missouri
21 Yearly Graduations
38% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for programming majors who are seeking their master's degree is Maryville University of Saint Louis. Each year, around 7,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $26,070 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,346 per year.

The programming program at Maryville University of Saint Louis awarded 21 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 38% of this group were women, and 33% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#4

University of Michigan - Dearborn

Dearborn, Michigan
16 Yearly Graduations
25% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Michigan - Dearborn is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in programming. Roughly 9,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,729 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,770 per year.

The programming program at University of Michigan - Dearborn awarded 16 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 12% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 25% were women.

#5

Clemson University

Clemson, South Carolina
15 Yearly Graduations
27% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Clemson University is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in programming. Roughly 24,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,118 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,600 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 15 master's degree were handed out to programming majors at Clemson. Of these students, 27% were women and 20% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

Brandeis University

Waltham, Massachusetts
11 Yearly Graduations
36% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Brandeis University is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in programming. Each year, around 5,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $55,340 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $51,940 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 11 people received their master's degree in programming from Brandeis. About 36% of this group were women, and 27% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#7

DePaul University

Chicago, Illinois
10 Yearly Graduations
10% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

DePaul University comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degree in programming. Each year, around 22,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $40,551 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $19,584 per year.

The programming program at DePaul University awarded 10 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 10% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 10% were women.

#8

Aspen University

Denver, Colorado
9 Yearly Graduations
44% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Aspen University is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in programming. Each year, around 4,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $3,600 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $3,900 per year.

The programming program at Aspen University awarded 9 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 11% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 44% were women.

#9

Youngstown State University

Youngstown, Ohio
8 Yearly Graduations
38% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for programming majors who are seeking their master's degree is Youngstown State University. Roughly 12,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,705 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,058 per year.

The programming program at Youngstown State University awarded 8 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 38% of this group were women, and 12% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#10

Kansas State University

Manhattan, Kansas
5 Yearly Graduations

Kansas State University comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degree in programming. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,735 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,212 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 5 master's degree were handed out to programming majors at K - State.

Programming Concentrations

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
General Computer Programming 53
Specific Application Programming 53
Other Computer Programming 39

Below are some popular majors that are similar to programming that offer master’s degree.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Computer Information Systems 15,812
Computer Science 11,600
Information Technology 7,824
Information Science 6,516
Computer Software Applications 2,495

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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