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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- Superior

Superior, WI

A public institution founded in 1893, University of Wisconsin—Superior is situated on 125 city acres in Superior, Wisconsin. The university offers more than 30 undergraduate majors, seven graduate programs, and several pre-professional and professional education certification programs. University of Wisconsin—Superior students can participate in more than 60 registered organizations and clubs.

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Avila University

Kansas City, MO

Founded in 1916, Avila University has a rich Catholic history dating back to 1650 in LePuy, France. Today, the university is a private institution residing on almost 50 suburban acres on the historical Santa Fe Trail in Kansas City, Missouri. An Avila education balances general knowledge with specialized skills, teaching students to think critically and put that thought into practice.

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Fontbonne University

St. Louis, MO

A private Catholic institution founded in 1923, Fontbonne University resides on 16 suburban acres in St. Louis, Missouri. At Fontbonne, education and caring co-exist with students and faculty considering themselves the “Fontbonne Family.” 35 majors, 18 minors and 15 master’s programs are available, with the most popular degrees being business, education, behavior studies and speech communication.

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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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Minot State University

Minot, ND

Founded in 1913, Minot State is a public university on 102 acres in Minot, North Dakota. With more than 60 undergraduate majors (including 15 pre-professional programs) and 13graduate degrees, Minot prepares students to meet growth in fields such as criminal justice, education, nursing, social work, sciences, energy economics and finance, and management information systems.

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Lakeland College

Plymouth, WI

Lakeland is a private liberal arts college in Sheboygan, one hour north of Milwaukee in the beautiful lakeshore region of Wisconsin. Founded in 1862, its 240-acre campus offers 50 undergraduate areas of study (35 majors), with unique offerings such as church music, nonprofit management and aviation. It also has master’s programs in education, business administration and counseling.

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Minnesota State University- Moorhead

Moorhead, MN

Minnesota State – Moorhead is a public liberal arts university founded in 1887. Its 119-acre campus has a small town atmosphere with metropolitan amenities. Moorhead offers 76 undergraduate majors and more than 170 emphases. Unique majors include film studies, music industry, East Asian studies and sustainability. The university also has eight master’s programs.

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Newman University

Wichita, KS

Founded in 1933, Newman is a private university grounded in Catholic values and traditions. Located on 61 acres in Wichita, Kansas, it offers more than 40 undergraduate majors and nine pre-professional programs. Seven master’s degrees include a joint Master of Social Work and Master of Business Administration. Students enjoy small classes and personal attention from faculty.

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