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Online master’s degrees

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Why a master's degree?


Discover degrees designed for professionals from leading universities.


Choose your path with a range of completion options and class times.

Equivalent to on-campus

Earn the same degree and complete the same curriculum as on-campus students.

Explore online master's degrees

Data science

Learn to harness and dissect massive datasets with statistical and machine learning expertise. Become proficient in programming, data visualization, and ethical data usage to meet the demand for data-driven decision makers.


Gain the business acumen, leadership skills, and global perspective to drive innovation in today's dynamic business landscape.

Artificial Intelligence

Develop the skills to solve real-world problems with Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies. Gain expertise in advanced AI techniques such as deep learning, machine learning, and natural language processing. 

Computer science

Develop advanced coding skills, software development expertise, and a deep understanding of computer systems, cybersecurity, and emerging technologies such as AI. 


Dive deep into the rapidly evolving world of digital defense. Master the skills to thwart cyber threats and unravel hackers’ tactics, and become the shield organizations need in our data-driven era.


Learn to decipher complex datasets, uncover valuable insights, and guide crucial decisions with the power of analytics. Gain proficiency in data visualization, predictive modeling, and data-driven storytelling. Explore online master’s in business analytics and online master’s in data analytics programs.

Information technology

Learn how to use technology for efficient data handling, system architecture, and IT management. Explore online masters in information systems and online master’s in library and information science programs.


Learn advanced leadership theories and practices to drive positive change, success, and innovation within your organization.

General business

Discover advanced business concepts, best practices, and the latest trends relevant to your field. Explore online master’s in supply chain, accounting, entrepreneurship, communications, human resources, international relations, design, project management, architecture, as well as online MPA programs.


Become a driving force in creating a more innovative, sustainable, and interconnected world. Leverage the power of engineering to contribute to cutting-edge technology advancements. Explore online master’s in computer engineering programs.


Shape educational policies and drive positive transformation in classrooms and institutions. Explore online master’s in teaching and educational leadership programs.


Gain a deeper understanding of the human mind and acquire the skills to help individuals thrive. Learn advanced theories, research methodologies, and practical skills within various subfields of psychology. Explore online clinical psychology, counseling, marriage and family therapy, behavior analysis, and licensed professional counseling programs.


Develop a broader perspective on legal concepts and ethics to provide valuable insight within legal practice, business, healthcare, or compliance. Explore online MLS programs and online Master of Laws (LLM) programs.

Public health

Develop the skills to address health disparities, design and evaluate public health interventions, and influence health policy. Gain a comprehensive understanding of public health subjects, including epidemiology, biostatistics, health policy, and global health.


Improve healthcare delivery, patient outcomes, and lifestyles. Gain the knowledge and hands-on experience to make a meaningful impact on individuals' health and wellbeing. Explore online MHA programs and online nutrition degrees.

Social work

Gain a deep understanding of social systems and human behavior, and the skills to advocate for and support individuals and communities in need. Learn various therapeutic modalities, crisis intervention techniques, and strategies for addressing social justice issues.


Develop profound insights into counseling techniques, therapeutic approaches, and interpersonal skills to support individuals in managing life's challenges. Explore online master’s in mental health counseling and online master’s in school counseling programs.


Develop the clinical expertise to provide holistic, patient-focused care and make a profound impact on individuals and communities. Study the ethical and legal dimensions of healthcare, embrace evidence-based practice, and acquire leadership skills. Explore online FNP programs, online ACNP, and online PMHNP programs.

Speech pathology

Help individuals connect and express themselves. Learn to diagnose and treat speech, language, and communication disorders across diverse populations. 

Frequently asked questions

A 2015 study by Georgetown University found that people with a Master's degree earned an average of $17,000 more per year than those with only a Bachelor's degree working in the same field. Among the best Master's degrees in terms of average increase in salary were STEM majors (science, technology, engineering, and math. edX has launched several online Master’s programs to help bring affordable, flexible, top-ranked programs to more learners around the world, and our list of Master's degrees will continue to grow.

Some accelerated Master's programs can be completed in as little as one year, while others may take two or more years to complete. Take a look at specific degree pages for details.

The cost of an online Master's degree varies by program; edX offers degrees for a range of budgets and, for many programs, financial aid is available. Speak to an admissions counselor to learn about an individual program’s tuition, fees, and funding options.

MicroMasters programs are a series of graduate-level courses from top universities designed to advance your career. They provide deep learning in fields ranging from data science to business, and are recognized by employers for real-world relevance. MicroMasters programs can help strengthen a Master's degree application and offer a pathway to credit. Students may apply to the university offering credit for the MicroMasters program certificate and, if accepted, can apply the MicroMasters program as credit toward the degree. This allows learners to pursue an accelerated Master's degree with a head start on the total tuition.

We continue to add Master’s degrees that meet the needs of professionals in today’s digital, global workforce. Our offerings span fields such as analytics, computer science, nursing, social work, data science, education, business administration, public health, and more.

Top higher education institutions and graduate schools are increasingly moving their prestigious graduate degree programs online to make them more accessible and affordable to working professionals and students around the world. Online programs are equivalent to their on-campus counterparts, and completing an online program will earn you the same diploma and credentials are the same program offered on campus. The only difference is the modality.

Earn your master’s degree online

Build your expertise and move your career forward with online Master’s degrees from many of the world’s top colleges and universities. Earn your degree on your terms — edX offers programs in a wide array of professional fields and specializations, and with multiple completion options and support levels.

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