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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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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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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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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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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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Northwest Missouri State University

Maryville, MO

Founded in 1905, Northwest Missouri State is a public university on 370 acres in Maryville. It offers 135 undergraduate programs, including 19 pre-professional programs; 40 master’s programs; three Specialists in Education programs; and five graduate level certificate programs. Every full-time student receives a laptop computer to use throughout the school year.

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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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Madonna University

Livonia, MI

Founded in 1937, Madonna is one of the largest private Catholic universities in the country. Located on 49-acres in the Detroit suburb of Livonia, Michigan, it offers a strong liberal arts foundation, solid career preparation and small classes with personal attention. Madonna has more than 100 undergraduate and 30 graduate programs, including a doctor of nursing practice program.

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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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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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Rockford University

Rockford, IL

Founded in 1847, Rockford is a small, private liberal arts college with more than 150 beautiful park-like acres in the heart of Rockford, one of the largest cities in Illinois. Less than 90 minutes from Chicago and Milwaukee, the college offers more than 80 majors, minors and programs, including seven pre-professional programs and two master’s degrees in business and teaching.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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