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Best-Ranked Master's Degree Programs in the Western U.S.

The best master's degree programs online and at universities in the Western U.S., ranked by U.S. News & World Report as Regional Universities - West, offer a wide variety of top master's programs and award master's degrees to their graduates. However, most do not offer PhD degree programs. Find your ideal online master's degree program by using our directory of schools.

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Angelo State University

San Angelo, TX

Angelo State University is a public institution founded in 1928 in San Angelo, Texas. The school offers more than 100 majors to its students. The student population is more than a quarter Hispanic and more than half are first generation Americans. Since 2005, the school has offered master's degrees online.

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California State University- Dominguez Hills

Carson, CA

California State University—Dominguez Hills, the largest distance learning program in California, has been offering online programs since 2000. The programs include nine academic degrees and seven academic certificates. Other programs offered are The Young Scholars Program and Teacher Education Courses. Resources include over 20 hours of live, interactive programming a week on cable TV and online.

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Cameron University

Lawton, OK

Cameron University began offering online undergraduate and graduate degree courses online in 2008. These courses include undergraduate degrees in Interdisciplinary Studies and Organizational Leadership. Two online graduate degree programs are Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Organizational Leadership. Resources include testing facilities, computer labs and tech support.

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Grand Canyon University

Phoenix, AZ

Grand Canyon University, a proprietary institution, has been offering online courses since 2004. The online learning system is available 24/7 and dedicated, full-time faculty members exclusively serve online education services. Programs include bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in nursing, education, business, fine arts and health sciences.

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Langston University

Langston, OK

Established in 1897, Langston College is a historically Black institution that has provided online business administration programs since 2010. All classes are recorded and accessible online by students at any time. These online programs are designed to prepare students for entry into the job market, enhance their prospects for upward career mobility or enable them to pursue graduate education.

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Sierra Nevada College

Incline Village, NV

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Southern Oregon University

Ashland, OR

Often referred to as the “public liberal arts university of the West,” SOU was founded in 1926 and resides on 175 urban acres in Ashland, Oregon. The university embraces creativity, innovation and the idea of “doing things differently,” a spirit that can be found in SOU’s professors and students. Popular majors include business, visual and performing arts, education, psychology and social sciences.

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Southwestern Assemblies of God University

Waxahachie, TX

Southwestern Assemblies of God University offers a number of associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degrees online, most of which are 100% online. Financial aid is available for qualified students. Technology includes online chat with professors and college staff and video lectures complement course materials, all within a Christian environment and taught by Christian professors.

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Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Weatherford, OK

Founded in 1901, Southwestern Oklahoma State University is a public institution residing on 80 rural acres in the city of Weatherford. The university focuses on “things that matter” – experienced and caring professors, small classes and cool people, top majors and cultural excitement in nearby Oklahoma City.

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