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Top-Ranked Masters Degree Programs in Midwestern U.S.

Top-ranked Master's degree programs at universities in the Midwestern U.S., ranked by U.S. News & World Report as Regional Universities - Midwest, offer a wide variety of master's programs to their graduates. However, most do not offer doctoral degree programs. Let U.S. News University Directory help you find the best master's degree program for you.

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Heidelberg University

Tiffin, OH

Founded in 1850, Heidelberg University resides on 115 urban acres in Tiffin, Ohio. The university cherishes academic excellence, honors knowledge, encourages original research, and promotes a lifelong commitment to free inquiry. Nearly 60 majors, minors and pre-professional programs ensure that Heidelberg students, who come from all over the country and the world, find their calling.

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Lawrence Technological University

Southfield, MI

Lawrence Tech is a private university that aims to prepare business savvy, globally-aware professionals. Founded in 1932, it offers more than 100 programs through the doctoral level. Students benefit from small classes and a real-world, hands-on, “theory and practice” education. Each undergrad receives a customized high end laptop computer included with tuition.

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North Park University

Chicago, IL

Founded in 1891 by the Evangelical Covenant Church, North Park is a private liberal arts university with a 33-acre campus on Chicago’s north side. Rooted in Christian faith, it prepares students for lives of significance and service. It offers 37 undergraduate majors, including biblical and theological studies; 26 minors; 10 pre-professional programs; and 11 foreign languages.

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Ursuline College

Pepper Pike, OH

Ursuline College, founded in 1871, is a private women's college located on 112 acres in suburban Pepper Pike, Ohio, about 13 miles east of Cleveland. The school is affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church. Founded by Mother Mary of the Annunciation Beaumont of the Ursuline Sisters of Cleveland, the school's vision includes an emphasis on the principles of faith and spirituality as vital to a person's success. The school has 30 undergraduate and 9 graduate programs.

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Aquinas College

Grand Rapids, MI

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Muskingum University

New Concord, OH

Founded in 1837, Muskingum is a private university on 245 acres in New Concord, Ohio, 70 miles east of Columbus. With about 70 undergraduate majors (including 8 pre-professional programs) and three master's degrees, it strives to develop the whole student – intellectually, spiritually, socially and physically. Students enjoy small classes and personal attention from faculty.

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University of Wisconsin- Stout

Menomonie, WI

A public institution founded in 1891, University of Wisconsin—Stout is situated on 131 rural acres in Menomonie, Wisconsin. The university offers 40 undergraduate majors and 18 master's and educational specialist programs. University of Wisconsin—Stout students can also participate in 145 registered clubs and organizations as well as 16 men’s and women’s NCAA Division III varsity sports teams.

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College of Mount St. Joseph

Cincinnati, OH

Founded in 1920, Mount St. Joseph is a private Catholic college known for its academic excellence, values and service. Residing on 92 suburban acres in Cincinnati, Ohio, the college emphasizes small class sizes and offers more than 40 student clubs and 22 NCAA Division III sports teams. Undergraduate and graduate degrees, including the Doctor of Physical Therapy, are offered.

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Spring Arbor University

Spring Arbor, MI

A private evangelical Christian institution founded in 1873, Spring Arbor University is situated on 100 rural acres in Spring Arbor, Michigan. Spring Arbor University offers more than 70 undergraduate majors and programs, seven degree completion programs, two associate’s programs and eight graduate programs in multiple locations across Michigan and Ohio, as well as online.

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Baker University

Baldwin City, KS

Residing on 10 rural acres in Baldwin City, Kansas, Baker University combines liberal arts, professional programs and experiential learning to produce open-minded, critical thinkers. Founded in 1858, the university is committed to its United Methodist heritage, and also encourages faith and values exploration.

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Ferris State University

Big Rapids, MI

Located in Big Rapids, Michigan, Ferris State University was founded in 1884 and resides on 880 acres just east of the Manistee National Forest. Ferris offers 170 degree programs through nine academic colleges, and is nationally known for excellence in combining career-oriented learning with general education. Additionally, the student-to-faculty ratio ensures close, personal attention.

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University of Findlay

Findlay, OH

A private institution founded in 1882 by the citizens of Findlay, Ohio and the Churches of God, General Conference, University of Findlay is situated on a 390-acre urban campus. The university offers nearly 60 areas of undergraduate study, as well as 10 graduate and professional degrees. University of Findlay students can also take part in 25 intercollegiate sports.

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University of Wisconsin- Green Bay

Green Bay, WI

A public institution founded in 1965, University of Wisconsin—Green Bay resides on 700 suburban acres in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The university offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 40 majors and minors. Each year, University of Wisconsin—Green Bay students can choose from approximately 100 clubs and organizations representing a wide range of interests.

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University of Wisconsin- Oshkosh

Oshkosh, WI

A public institution founded in 1871, University of Wisconsin—Oshkosh is situated on 166 urban acres in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The university offers 60 undergraduate majors,17 master’s degree programs and one doctorate program. In addition, University of Wisconsin—Oshkosh students can participate in more than 160 clubs and organizations, and 40 intramural sports annually.

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Winona State University

Winona, MN

A public university founded in 1858, Winona State university is located on 58 acres in Winona, Minn. The school is the oldest academic institution in Minnesota and offers degrees through five colleges: business, education, liberal arts, nursing and health sciences, and science and engineering. The university was among the first universities to sign a committment to climate neutrality.

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Alverno College

Milwaukee, WI

A private institution founded in 1887, Alverno College is a four-year Catholic college for women. Residing on nearly 50 urban acres in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Alverno is committed to educating the next generation of female leaders. Over 35 programs of study are available, including education, nursing and business, and each engages students through practical, hands-on learning.

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Concordia University Wisconsin

Mequon, WI

Founded in 1881, Concordia is committed to helping students develop in mind, body and spirit for service to Christ in the Church and in the world. The campus resides on 200 acres on the shores of Lake Michigan, 15 miles from downtown Milwaukee. Offering nearly 70 undergraduate programs, 30 graduate programs and 3 doctorates, students attending Concordia has a wealth of academic options.

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McKendree University

Lebanon, IL

Founded in 1828, McKendree is a private university on 100 acres in Lebanon, Illinois, 25 minutes from St. Louis. Students receive a liberal arts education, while developing skills needed for a career or graduate studies. McKendree offers 50 undergraduate majors and 43 minors; master’s programs in education, professional counseling, business and nursing; and a PhD in education.

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Missouri State University

Springfield, MO

Founded in 1905, Missouri State is a public university on 225 acres in Springfield, Missouri. Its curriculum draws heavily from the liberal arts and sciences and includes almost 200 undergraduate academic options and more than 50 graduate programs. Missouri State boasts 300 student organizations, more than 25 fraternities and sororities and 20 intramural sports.

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University of Wisconsin- Platteville

Platteville, WI

A public institution founded in 1866, University of Wisconsin—Platteville is situated on 820 rural acres in Platteville, Wisconsin. The university offers associate’s, bachelor's and master's degrees in a variety of disciplines, as well as post-bachelor's certificates. University of Wisconsin—Platteville is home to over 150 student clubs and organizations.

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University of Wisconsin- River Falls

River Falls, WI

A public institution founded in 1874, University of Wisconsin—River Falls resides on 225 suburban acres in River Falls, Wisconsin. The university offers more than 45 undergraduate majors and 15 graduate degree programs. In addition, University of Wisconsin—River Falls students can choose from over 150 organizations representing a wide variety of interests.

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Wayne State College

Wayne, NE

Wayne State College, founded in 1909, is a public school located in Wayne, Neb. The university offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees in business, education, arts and sciences, and pre-professional studies. The school features the Northeast Nebraska Teacher Academy, the nation's first of its kind, and the Rural Health Opportunities Program for health professions. The most popular undergraduate programs include business administration, elementary education, criminal justice and industrial technology.

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Minnesota State University- Mankato

Mankato, MN

Founded in 1868, Minnesota State Mankato is a public university on 303 acres overlooking the Minnesota River Valley. It offers 140 undergraduate programs, including 17 pre-professional majors in agriculture, engineering, forestry, law, medicine, mortuary science, theology, veterinary medicine and more. Its 80 graduate programs include four applied doctorates.

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