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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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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Davenport University

Grand Rapids, MI

A private institution, Davenport University offers more than 40 programs and 350 courses online in the fields of business, technology and health professions. Davenport University also offers online students resources including orientation, demo courses, chat rooms, instant messaging and 24/7 live chat support.

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DeVry University

Downers Grove, IL

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Fort Hays State University

Hays, KS

Fort Hayes State University’s virtual college offers certificate programs and associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degrees. About 600 courses are available each semester. All classes are taught by the same instructors that teach on campus. They are available by phone or email whenever students require assistance.

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Indiana University-Purdue University--Fort Wayne

Fort Wayne, IN

Indiana University-Purdue University – Fort Wayne offers online degrees, minors and certificates in such disciplines as psychology and business, communication and women’s studies. Instructors download video presentation recordings to the web and students can email questions to these professors. Each online class is unique and may use a combination of technologies and services.

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Lake Erie College

Painesville, OH

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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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Lincoln University

Jefferson City, MO

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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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