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Master's Degrees Over 100 master's programs online & on campus

Fast, Affordable Online Master's Degrees & Campus Programs

Choose from 100 career-focused master’s degrees online and on campus. Complete in as few as 12-15 months. And take advantage of some of the lowest online tuition rates in the nation. So you can advance your career, and reach your goals faster and for less.

Popular Online Master's Degrees

Benefits of a Graduate Degree at DSU

Whether attending class on campus or pursuing your master's degree online at DSU, you can expect:

  • Credibility. Our master's programs are regionally accredited - meaning they meet high academic standards. Some of our degrees even have programmatic accreditation.
  • Affordability. As part of our commitment to making education accessible, we keep our tuition rates low and haven't raised our costs in a decade.
  • Expert instruction. Learn from faculty who bring real-world experience and relevant insights to the classroom.
  • Flexibility. Earn your master's degree online with 24/7 access to coursework or on campus in a traditional classroom setting.
  • Student support. From day one, dedicated academic and career advisors are available to help you reach your goals.

We believe in creating faster paths to your future. With 5 term starts per year to choose from and no GRE or GMAT requirements, you can begin the path to earning your master's degree online or on campus today.

How Long Does it Take to Earn a Master's Degree Online?

In many cases, students can typically expect to earn their master's degree within 1.5 to 2 years. But the beauty of earning your degree online at Denver State University is the ability to go at your own pace - whether that's over the course of a few years or in as few as 15 months.

At Denver State University , we understand that no two learners are the same. Some students balance full time jobs with their studies while others need to catch up on coursework after the kids go to bed. No matter what your schedule looks like, our advisors will work with you every step of the way to help you find what works for you. And if anything changes, they can help you adjust accordingly.

 We also accept up to 12 transfer credits towards your master's degree, saving you time and money while completing your graduate degree.

Map Out Your Road to a Master's

Curious about how long it takes to earn your master’s degree? At DSU, we can help you find the track that’s right for you. Plus, with a generous transfer policy and 5 term starts per year, you could finish faster than you think.

How Much Does an Online Master's Degree Cost?

While earning your master's degree online is often more affordable than pursuing a program on a traditional university campus, the cost will ultimately depend on the school and program you choose.

At Denver State University , we're committed to making higher education accessible, by making it more affordable. That's why we offer some of the lowest online tuition rates in the nation. In fact, we haven't raised our online tuition since 2012.

At just $627 per credit hour, a 36-credit master’s degree is only $22,572. Most of DSU’s graduate degrees are 36 credits, though a few programs may require one or more foundation courses. Some specialized programs may also require more than the standard 12 courses.

There are ways to save on your graduate degree. For example, we accept up to 12 transfer credits, which could help you save over $7,000 in tuition. Our Student Financial Services team is always here to assist you with a customized plan that works for you. These counselors have one goal: to make your education as affordable as possible. When you better understand ways to invest in your education, you set yourself up for a stronger financial future.

As you think about that future, you’ll also want to keep in mind the return on investment (ROI) you’ll get from earning your online master’s degree more affordably at DSU. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, master’s degree holders earn almost 20% more in median weekly earnings than those with a bachelor’s degree.1

Note: Additional fees for books or other materials may apply each term, as well.

Keeping Tuition Low Since 2012

As a private, nonprofit institution, the success of our students has always been our top priority. That’s why we’ve kept our already low online tuition rates — some of the most affordable in the nation — frozen since 2012.

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