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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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Northern Michigan University

Marquette, MI

Founded in 1899, Northern Michigan is a public university in Marquette, Michigan, minutes from Lake Superior. The 360-acre campus offers 128 undergraduate majors, 11 pre-professional programs and 28 graduate degrees. Unique offerings include zoology, ski area business management, and furniture design. Full-time students receive a ThinkPad or iBook as part of tuition.

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Eastern Michigan University

Ypsilanti, MI

Founded in 1849 and located spanning 460 acres in Ypsilanti, Michigan, Eastern Michigan University is committed to excellence in teaching, extension of knowledge and creative expression. The university offers more than 200 majors, including business, education and health. Students can join any of the more than 300 campus organizations, and can cheer on the Eagles, Eastern’s NCAA Division I team.

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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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Pittsburg State University

Pittsburg, KS

Pittsburg State is a public university founded in 1903. Its 600-acre campus in Pittsburg, Kansas (two hours from Tulsa, Oklahoma) boasts a small student to faculty ratio and competitive flat-rate tuition for 10 credit hours or more. It offers more than 100 graduate and undergraduate programs within the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, and Technology.

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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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Roosevelt University

Chicago, IL

Located in Chicago’s downtown Loop, Roosevelt is a private university founded in 1945. Its 20-acre urban campus offers 116 different degree programs, including 70 undergraduate majors and pre-professional programs, 42 master’s degrees and four doctoral programs. Its Mansfield Institute for Social Justice and Transformation aims to shape socially conscious community leaders.

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Washburn University

Topeka, KS

A public school founded in 1865, Washburn University is located on 160 acres in Topeka, the capital city of Kansas. The school features more than 200 academic programs through the College of Arts and Sciences and the schools of applied studies, business, law and nursing. The school also supports 100 on-campus clubs and organizations.

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Concordia University Chicago

River Forest, IL

Located 10 miles from downtown Chicago in suburban River Forest, Illinois, Concordia University is a private, liberal arts-based university. Founded in 1864 and affiliated with the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, the university offers graduate and undergraduate programs, as well as doctoral degrees. Concordia is co-educational, and a NCAA Division III university.

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Southwestern College

Winfield, KS

A private institution founded in 1885, Southwestern College is situated on 85 rural acres in Winfield, Kansas. The main campus offers 41 undergraduate majors, six graduate programs, 27 minors and teacher certification in 13 areas of specialization. Southwestern College students can participate in more than 10 intercollegiate sports and over a dozen clubs and organizations.

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St. Cloud State University

St. Cloud, MN

A public institution founded in 1869, St. Cloud State University is situated on 100 urban acres in St. Cloud, Minnesota. The institution offers nearly 200 majors, minors and pre-professional programs, including more than 60 graduate degrees. In addition, St. Cloud State University is home to almost 250 student clubs and organizations.

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Marian University

Fond du Lac, WI

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Southeast Missouri State University

Cape Girardeau, MO

Southeast Missouri State is a public university founded in 1873. Located on 400 acres in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, it offers more than 200 programs –including 10 pre-professional programs for architecture, chiropractic, dentistry, engineering, law, medicine, optometry, pharmacy, physical therapy and veterinary. Southeast also offers 55 master’s and a doctorate.

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University of Mary

Bismarck, ND

A private Roman Catholic institution founded in 1959, University of Mary resides on 120 urban acres in Bismarck, North Dakota. The university offers 48 undergraduate majors, 8 master’s degrees and 1 doctoral degree, placing special emphasis on leadership and entrepreneurship across all programs. University of Mary students can participate in 16 varsity athletic teams.

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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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William Woods University

Fulton, MO

A private university founded in 1870, William Woods University is located on 170 acres in rural Fulton, Mo. The university is affiliated with the Christian Church, Disciples of Christ. The liberal arts school is "profession oriented," and among its best-known programs is an equestrian studies program and an American Sign Language Interpreteting program. The school also offers accelerated degrees through its Graduate and Professional Studies cohort program.

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Bemidji State University

Bemidji, MN

A public institution founded in 1919, Bemidji State University resides on nearly 90 rural acres on the western shore of Minnesota’s Lake Bemidji. The university is committed to environmental stewardship, community service and global understanding. From challenging academics to intramural sports, BSU encourages students to be “bold, real, innovative, creative, global, aware, successful and more!”

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Concordia University- St. Paul

St. Paul, MN

Since its founding in 1893, Concordia University has been preparing students for successful careers and meaningful lives through responsive, relevant and real education. A comprehensive Christian liberal arts university, Concordia spans over 40 acres in Minnesota’s capital city of St. Paul. Nearly 50 liberal arts majors are offered, and 15 NCAA Division II sports are available for men and women.

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Emporia State University

Emporia, KS

A comprehensive, student-centered institution with a mission of developing lifelong learning skills, Emporia State University was founded in 1863. Residing on 212 urban acres in Emporia, Kansas, the university offers a plethora of majors, including arts and sciences, business, education, and library and information management. In addition, over 700 online courses are also available.

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Graceland University

Lamoni, IA

Dedicated to exceptional higher education and sponsored by the Community of Christ, Graceland University was founded in 1895 and spans 170 acres in the rolling hills of Iowa. The university offers over 50 undergraduate and graduate degrees, as well as a Doctor of Nursing Practice. Graceland’s men and women athletes compete in nearly 20 varsity sports in the Heart of America conference.

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Oakland City University

Oakland City, IN

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Ohio Dominican University

Columbus, OH

Ohio Dominican is private Catholic liberal arts university on more than 75 scenic acres in the state capitol of Columbus, Ohio. Founded in 1911, Ohio Dominican offers 55 undergraduate majors and seven graduate programs, plus pre-professional programs for medicine, dentistry, veterinary, physician assistant and law. Small classes foster dialogue and guidance from faculty.

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University of Central Missouri

Warrensburg, MO

A public institution founded in 1871, University of Central Missouri is situated on 1,561 rural acres in Warrensburg, Missouri. The university offers 150 programs, including associate's, bachelor's, master's and education specialist degrees, as well as cooperative doctorates and certificates. UCM students can also choose from 255 student organizations, 58 intramural and nine club sports.

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University of Michigan- Flint

Flint, MI

A public institution founded in 1956, University of Michigan—Flint is situated on 73 urban acres in Flint, Michigan. The university offers more than 100 undergraduate and 26 graduate degrees, including two doctorate programs. University of Michigan—Flint students can also choose from over 100 clubs and organizations, as well as a number of intramural sports and sports clubs.

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