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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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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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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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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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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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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Viterbo University

La Crosse, WI

Founded in 1890, Viterbo University is a private college located on 68 acres in urban La Crosse, Wis. A Catholic, Franciscan ecumenical university, Viterbo offers a liberal arts education. The school encourages leadership and service among its students, asking them to use their talents and energy on projects that better the world. The school's Center for Ethics in Leadership aims at putting ethics into all aspects of school life. The university's school of nursing is among its most popular programs.

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