Master’s Degree Programs

Now Is the Time To Start Your Master’s Degree

An evening or online master’s degree can help you work toward education and career goals while maintaining a sense of balance. Choose from the many master's programs and emphases options, or find a dual master's degree, offered at Grand Canyon University (GCU).

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Why You Should Earn a Master’s Degree

Pursuing a graduate degree can help promote creativity and innovation in the areas you care about most. In completing your master's program, you are offered:

Our evening and online graduate programs aim at equipping you with the advanced skill sets for your chosen field. By pursuing a master’s degree, you will have the opportunity to collaborate and discuss the latest concepts in your industry to help you grow as a modern innovator and thinker.

A master’s degree on your resume could give you the edge to compete in the job market.1 Students in master’s programs at GCU study curriculum that is designed to provide you with core competencies that may benefit you in your career field.

Employees holding a master’s degree can have advanced skills and may be compensated accordingly, given the further investment they have made in professional development through continued education. In fact, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, individuals with a master's degree make an average of $240 more per week than those with a bachelor's degree — that’s nearly $12,500 more per year.2

After completing a master's program and earning your master's degree, it is understandable to have a sense of accomplishment with all the challenges and rewards that come with it. Campus and online graduate programs can offer you more than the opportunity to position yourself for possible career advancement, but also the opportunity to fulfill a personal passion for lifelong learning.

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Available Scholarships

You may be able to offset tuition costs with a GCU scholarship.

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Examples of Master’s Programs at GCU

Students can choose from a variety of graduate degrees and emphasis programs that provide specialized knowledge and skills in fields such as business, psychology and counseling, STEM, nursing and education. Check out some of GCU’s available master’s degrees in these fields.

Options for Dual Master’s Degrees

At GCU, students who aspire to advanced positions in their fields can consider pursuing dual master’s degrees in business administration and leadership. Dual degrees allow students to gain two distinct degrees, but through a coordinated and unified curriculum.

Starting Your Program With GCU

Master’s programs are advanced academic degrees that signify mastery in a particular field of study. Take the next step toward educational excellence to further your field skills and position yourself for career possibilities with a master’s degree from GCU.

With a host of options both online and through on-campus evening classes, you can combine your passion with your career through a specialized graduate program. Our master’s programs are designed to equip you with critical thinking, research skills and relevant career skills.

FAQs for Aspiring Master’s Students

If you are interested in earning an evening or online master’s degree, read through our answers to commonly asked questions to help you get started.

Master’s degree programs at GCU vary in their required credits and time to completion. The time to completion for online graduate programs is dependent on your program and any eligible transfer credits. Select your preferred master’s degree(s) from this page to see specific total credits and course length requirements. Speak to a university counselor to estimate the completion time for your master’s program.

Earning an online master’s degree from an accredited institution can demonstrate to employers that you have studied a curriculum that meets the standards of excellence in education. GCU is institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

The rates for GCU’s evening and online graduate programs are based on credit hour and vary depending on the program of study. For more details on rates and scholarship opportunities, visit the online and evening tuition page.

Qualified international students who have completed prior education outside the U.S. and meet GCU’s enrollment requirements and standards can apply to study in available online graduate programs. To learn more, complete the form on this page.

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1 Indeed Career Guide (2023, Feb. 16). Top 10 Benefits of Earning a Master’s Degree. Retrieved on July 18, 2023.

2 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2022, September 8). Earnings and unemployment rates by educational attainment, 2021. Retrieved on March 9, 2023.

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