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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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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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St. Xavier University

Chicago, IL

A private Roman Catholic institution founded in 1846, Saint Xavier University resides on 120 urban acres in Chicago, Illinois. The university offers five undergraduate degrees across 43 programs, nine graduate degrees across 25 programs, as well as various professional education programs. Saint Xavier University students can also choose from 32 student organizations.

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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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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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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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Malone University

Canton, OH

Founded in 1892, Malone is a private Christian university for the arts, sciences and professions. In the Christian tradition of the Evangelical Friends Church, Malone strives to develop men and women who are committed to serving the church, community, and world. Located on 96 suburban acres in Canton, Ohio, the university offers 50 undergraduate majors and six master’s degrees.

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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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University of Nebraska--Kearney

Kearney, NE

A public institution founded in 1903, University of Nebraska—Kearney resides on 514 urban acres in Kearney, Nebraska. The university offers 120 undergraduate majors, 26 graduate programs and 25 pre-professional programs in fields including business, education and fine arts. UNK students can choose from more than 175 organizations, including seven fraternities and five sororities.

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University of Wisconsin--Stevens Point

Stevens Point, WI

A public institution founded in 1894, University of Wisconsin—Stevens Point is situated on 335 urban acres in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. The university offers more than 120 undergraduate programs within 48 undergraduate majors and 78 minors, as well as several graduate degree programs. University of Wisconsin—Stevens Point students can choose from over 200 organizations and clubs.

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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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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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Mount St. Joseph University

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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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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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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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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Walsh University

North Canton, OH

A private school founded in 1958, Walsh University is a Roman Catholic school located on 143 acres in suburban North Canton, Ohio. The school's mission is to educate students from working class homes in a faith-based environment. The school offers more than 50 undergraduate programs, and the school's Institute for the Study of the Intelligent Community holds forums to discuss and promote the idea of inproving communities, schools and economies.

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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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Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Mount Vernon, OH

Founded in 1964, Mount Vernon Nazarene is a liberal arts university on 406 acres in Mount Vernon, Ohio. The scenic campus features rolling fields, bordered on the rear by the Kokosing River. With about 100 undergraduate majors and 13 master’s degrees, a holistic approach to faith and learning equips students for a career and life of service to God and humankind.

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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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College of St. Mary

Omaha, NE

A private Catholic institution founded in 1923, St. Mary rests on 25 urban acres in the heart of Omaha, Nebraska. The college is dedicated to the education of women, and offers 30 programs of study, from education to nursing, psychology to forensics. While St. Mary is committed to undergraduate education, graduate programs in education, health, and leadership are also available.

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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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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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Quincy University

Quincy, IL

Founded in 1860 by Franciscan friars, Quincy is a private Catholic liberal arts university in Quincy, Illinois. A 70-acre campus welcomes students of all faiths, offering 40 undergraduate majors and four master’s degrees. The university stresses hands-on learning via lab research, field trips and internships. Students benefit from small classes and personal attention from faculty.

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University of St. Francis

Fort Wayne, IN

Founded in 1890, the University of St. Francis is a private institution residing on 118 urban acres in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The school is rooted in the Franciscan Catholic tradition and is known for its commitment to liberal arts education. The University of St. Francis Cougars compete in the Crossroads League of NIAA Division I athletics.

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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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