Find the Right School
Call for Assistance!
855-237-2183

Top-Ranked Master's Degree Programs and Universities in Southern U.S.

Top master's degree programs and universities in the Southern U.S., ranked by U.S. News & World Report as Regional Universities - South, offer a wide variety of educational programs and award master's degree programs to their graduates. However, most do not offer doctorate programs. Search our list of accredited master's universities and find the perfect master's degree online.

Degree Finder Tool


U.S. News University Directory can match you with Online Programs that meet your criteria in a few simple steps.

Get Matched

Regional Universities South Tier 1   |   Tier 2   |   Unranked


#1

Elon University

Elon, NC

Founded in 1889, Elon University is a private institution residing on 600 suburban acres in Elon, North Carolina. The school offers more than 50 majors in a wide variety of disciplines. The Elon University Phoenix compete in the NCAA Division I Southern Conference, and students have over 140 clubs and organizations to participate in.

Detail Comment
#2

Rollins College

Winter Park, FL

Rollins College, founded in 1885, is a private institution residing on 70 suburban acres in Winter Park, Florida. The school, widely known for its exceptional academics, offers about 30 undergraduate majors and several graduate programs. Rollins College has a "Walk of Fame" that is lined with stones from the homes of historical figures such as George Washington, Confucius, Maya Angelou and many others.

Detail Comment
#3

Samford University

Birmingham, AL

Samford University, founded in 1841, is a private institution residing on 209 suburban acres in Birmingham, Alabama. It is a Christian school rooted in the Southern Baptist tradition. Samford University offers 26 undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs and about 135 majors, minors and concentrations in eight academic schools.

Detail Comment
#4

The Citadel

Charleston, SC

Founded in 1842, The Citadel is a public institution residing on 300 urban acres in Charleston, South Carolina. It is also known as The Military College of South Carolina, and students follow a stricter code of conduct than at most other schools. The Citadel offers 19 undergraduate degree programs, and many graduates enter the military as commissioned officers after graduation.

Detail Comment
#5

Belmont University

Nashville, TN

Belmont University, founded in 1890, is a private institution residing on 75 urban acres in Nashville, Tennessee. The school offers more than 75 undergraduate degrees and 20 graduate programs. Belmont University students are just minutes from downtown Nashville ("Music City USA"), have dozens of clubs and organizations to choose from, and can participate in NCAA Division I athletics on The Bruins varsity sports teams.

Detail Comment
#6

James Madison University

Harrisonburg, VA

A public institution founded in 1908, James Madison University resides on 721 urban acres in Harrisonburg, Virginia. The school offers nearly 70 undergraduate majors and a variety of graduate programs as well. The James Madison University sports teams - known as the Dukes - compete in NCAA Division I athletics.

Detail Comment
#6

Stetson University

DeLand, FL

A private institution founded in 1883, Stetson University resides on 140 suburban acres in DeLand, Florida. The school also has sattelite centers located elsewhere in the state, such as the Stetson University College of Law in St. Petersburg. The Stetson University sports teams - known as the Hatters - compete in the NCAA Division I Atlantic Sun Conference.

Detail Comment Request Info
#8

Mercer University

Macon, GA

Founded in 1833, Mercer University is a private institution residing on 150 urban acres in Macon, Georgia. The school offers a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate programs divided into 11 different colleges and schools. Mercer University students can also participate in more than 100 campus organizations, and the Mercer Bears compete in the NCAA Division I Atlantic Sun Conference.

Detail Comment
#9

Appalachian State University

Boone, NC

Appalachian State University, founded in 1899, is a public institution residing on 1,300 rural acres in Boone, North Carolina. The school offers about 185 undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs through its eight colleges and schools. Notable Appalachian State University alumni include Stephen Dubner, coauthor of the international bestseller Freakonomics.

Detail Comment
#10

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Daytona Beach, FL

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, founded in 1926, is a private institution residing on 185 suburban acres in Daytona Beach, Florida. The school offers more than 40 majors, including the nation's largest Aerospace Engineering and Aeronautical Science programs. The Embry-Riddle Eagles compete in the NAIA Division I Sun Conference.

Detail Comment
#11

Loyola University New Orleans

New Orleans, LA

A private institution founded in 1912, Loyola University New Orleans resides on 24 suburban acres in New Orleans, Louisiana. The school is rooted in the Catholic Jesuit tradition and offers more than 60 undergraduate degree programs. The Loyola Wolfpack sports teams compete in the NAIA Division I Southern States Athletic Conference.

Detail Comment Request Info
#12

Union University

Jackson, TN

Founded in 1823, Union University is a private institution residing on 360 urban acres in Jackson, Tennessee. The school is rooted in Baptist tradition and provides a Christ-centered, people-focused, excellence-driven, future-directed learning environment. The Union University sports teams - known as the Bulldogs - compete in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).

Detail Comment
#13

Bellarmine University

Louisville, KY

Founded in 1950, Bellarmine University is a private institution residing on 144 urban acres in Louisville, Kentucky. The school offers more than 60 undergraduate majors and over a dozen graduate programs. The Bellarmine University Knights compete in NCAA Division II athletics, except for the lacrosse team, which competes in Division I.

Detail Comment
#13

College of Charleston

Charleston, SC

A public institution founded in 1770, the College of Charleston resides on 52 urban acres in Charleston, South Carolina. The school's sports teams - known as the Cougars - compete in the NCAA Division I Southern Conference. Prominent College of Charleston alumni include actor Matt Czuchry (Gilmore Girls and The Good Wife) and architect Robert Mills, designer of the Washington Monument.

Detail Comment
#13

University of Mary Washington

Fredericksburg, VA

The University of Mary Washington (UMW), founded in 1908, is a public institution residing on 176 suburban acres in Fredericksburg, Virginia. The school has three campuses located between Richmond and Washington, D.C.; this proximity to both state and national capitals provides many internship opportunities for students and a great job market for graduates. The UMW Eagles compete in NCAA Division III athletics.

Detail Comment
#16

University of North Carolina--Wilmington

Wilmington, NC

A public institution founded in 1947, the University of North Carolina - Wilmington (UNCW) resides on 661 urban acres in Wilmington, North Carolina. The school offers more than 35 undergraduate majors, 15 minors and about 30 graduate programs. The UNCW Seahawks compete in NCAA Division I athletics.

Detail Comment
#17

Christopher Newport University

Newport News, VA

Founded in 1960, Christopher Newport University is a public institution residing on 260 suburban acres in Newport News, Virginia. The school offers a variety of exceptional undergraduate programs and several master's degrees as well. The Christopher Newport University Captains compete in the NCAA Division III USA South Athletic Conference.

Detail Comment Request Info
#18

Hampton University

Hampton, VA

Founded in 1868, Hampton University is a private institution residing on 355 urban acres in Hampton, Virginia. This historically black school offers nearly 70 undergraduate majors and 25 master's programs. Students have more than 100 campus organizations to join, and the Hampton University Pirates compete in the NCAA Division I Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.

Detail Comment
#18

Lipscomb University

Nashville, TN

Lipscomb University, founded in 1891, is a private institution residing on 65 urban acres in Nashville, Tennessee. The school is affiliated with the Church of Christ, and offers nearly 70 undergraduate majors and a variety of master's and doctoral degree programs. The Lipscomb University Bisons compete in NCAA Division I athletics.

Detail Comment
#18

Queens University of Charlotte

Charlotte, NC

Founded in 1857, Queens University of Charlotte is a private institution residing on 95 urban acres in Charlotte, North Carolina. The school offers 33 undergraduate majors and 66 concentrations, and 11 graduate programs. The Queens University of Charlotte sports teams - known as the Royals - compete in NCAA Division II athletics.

Detail Comment
#18

Spring Hill College

Mobile, AL

A private institution founded in 1830, Spring Hill College resides on 450 suburban acres in Mobile, Alabama. The school is rooted in the Catholic Jesuit tradition, and offers a wide variety of undergraduate majors and several graduate programs. The Spring Hill College sports teams - known as the Badgers - compete in NAIA Southern States Athletic Conference.

Detail Comment
#22

Harding University

Searcy, AR

A private institution founded in 1924, Harding University resides on 350 suburban acres in Searcy, Arkansas. The school is affiliated with the Church of Christ, and offers more than 80 majors and dozens of minors. The Harding University sports teams - known as the Bison - compete in NCAA Division II athletics.

Detail Comment
#23

Converse College

Spartanburg, SC

Founded in 1889, Converse College is a private institution residing on 70 urban acres in Spartanburg, South Carolina. It is a women's college that offers more than 30 undergraduate majors and several graduate programs. The Converse College Flying Fleet compete in NCAA Division II athletics; it is the only all-female institution to do so.

Detail Comment Request Info
#24

University of Tampa

Tampa, FL

A private institution founded in 1931, the University of Tampa resides on 100 urban acres in Tampa, Florida. The school offers more than 120 areas of undergraduate study and several graduate programs as well. The University of Tampa sports teams - known as the Spartans - compete in the NCAA Division II Sunshine State Conference.

Detail Comment
#25

Winthrop University

Rock Hill, SC

A public university founded in 1886, Winthrop University is located in the city of Rock Hill, S.C. Winthrop University offers degrees in more than 40 undergraduate and 25 graduate programs through four colleges: arts and sciences; business administration; education; and visual and performing arts. The university offers more than 150 student clubs and organizations, and the school's sports teams - the Winthorp Eagles - compete in NCAA Division I.

Detail Comment

Google Analytics