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Master’s Degrees in Health Sciences & Services

1,111 Yearly Graduations
$56,600 Median Salary
$41,000 Median Debt
A master's degree in health science is offered at 62 colleges in the United States. This degree is more popular with female students, and about 43% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 2.3% of health science graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Health Science Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 1,111 students earned their master's degree in health science. This earns it the #12 spot on the list of the most popular master's degree programs in the nation.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in health science at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 16,503
Associate’s Degree 5,261
Basic Certificate 1,577
Master’s Degree 1,111
Undergraduate Certificate 1,081
Doctor’s Degree 237
Graduate Certificate 178

Earnings of Health Science Majors With Master’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding a master's degree in health science is $56,600. This number may vary for a lot of reasons. For instance, you may decide to move to a location where people with your degree are rare and make more money.

A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $55,400 and the high is $74,200.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a master's degree in health science is $41,000. The length of time it takes you to graduate and what college you attend can affect this number quite a bit.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $50,526 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $33,643.

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The median monthly payment of a health science graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $478.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their master's degree in health science. About 71.6% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 316
Women 795
Gender Diversity of Master's Degrees in Health Science

The racial-ethnic distribution of health science master’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 116
Black or African American 183
Hispanic or Latino 145
White 500
International Students 26
Other Races/Ethnicities 141
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Health Science Master's Degree Students

There are 62 colleges that offer a master’s degree in health science. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

100 Yearly Graduations
71% Women
79% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for health science students seekinga master's degree is The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Each year, around 29,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,664 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,959 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 100 people received their master's degree in health science from UT Rio Grande Valley. Around 79% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 71% were women.

#2

University of Central Florida

Orlando, Florida
90 Yearly Graduations
78% Women
63% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for health science majors who are seeking their master's degree is University of Central Florida. Each year, around 69,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,478 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,916 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 90 master's degrees were handed out to health science majors at UCF. Of these students, 78% were women and 63% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#3

Touro University Nevada

Henderson, Nevada
89 Yearly Graduations
58% Women
55% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Touro University Nevada comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in health science. Each year, around 1,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,900 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $42,300 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 89 people received their master's degree in health science from Touro University Nevada. Around 55% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 58% were women.

#4

Touro University Worldwide

Los Alamitos, California
69 Yearly Graduations
71% Women
45% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Touro University Worldwide is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in health science. Each year, around 1,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,400 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,000 per year.

The health science program at Touro University Worldwide awarded 69 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 45% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 71% were women.

63 Yearly Graduations
94% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

American College of Healthcare Sciences comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in health science. Roughly 700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,280 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,720 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 63 people received their master's degree in health science from American College of Healthcare Sciences. About 94% of this group were women, and 17% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#6

Touro University California

Vallejo, California
55 Yearly Graduations
62% Women
65% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for health science majors who are seeking their master's degree is Touro University California. Each year, around 1,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 55 master's degrees were handed out to health science majors at TUC. Around 65% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 62% were women.

#7

Trident University International

Cypress, California
46 Yearly Graduations
65% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Trident University International comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in health science. Roughly 7,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,240 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,120 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 46 master's degrees were handed out to health science majors at TUI. About 65% of this group were women, and 24% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#7

Meharry Medical College

Nashville, Tennessee
46 Yearly Graduations
61% Women

The 7th most popular school in the country for health science majors who are seeking their master's degree is Meharry Medical College. Roughly 800 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 46 master's degrees were handed out to health science majors at Meharry Medical College. Of these students, 61% were women and 100% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#9

The University of Tampa

Tampa, Florida
34 Yearly Graduations
53% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for health science majors who are seeking their master's degree is The University of Tampa. Roughly 9,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $27,990 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,466 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 34 master's degrees were handed out to health science majors at UT. About 53% of this group were women, and 18% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#10

Merrimack College

North Andover, Massachusetts
32 Yearly Graduations
69% Women
3% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Merrimack College comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in health science. Each year, around 5,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $40,770 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $29,280 per year.

The health science program at Merrimack College awarded 32 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 69% of this group were women, and 3% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#10

University of California - Davis

Davis, California
32 Yearly Graduations
91% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of California - Davis comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in health science. Each year, around 38,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,442 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,442 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 32 people received their master's degree in health science from UC Davis. Of these students, 91% were women and 50% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#12

Nova Southeastern University

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
28 Yearly Graduations
93% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Nova Southeastern University is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in health science. Roughly 20,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $31,150 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $19,665 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 28 people received their master's degree in health science from NUS Florida. Around 36% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 93% were women.

28 Yearly Graduations
79% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Fairleigh Dickinson University - Florham Campus comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in health science. Roughly 3,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $43,654 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $22,186 per year.

The health science program at Fairleigh Dickinson University - Florham Campus awarded 28 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 79% were women and 43% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#14

University of the Cumberlands

Williamsburg, Kentucky
27 Yearly Graduations
44% Women
7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of the Cumberlands is the 14th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in health science. Roughly 16,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,875 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,670 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 27 master's degrees were handed out to health science majors at Cumberlands. Around 7% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 44% were women.

#15

Towson University

Towson, Maryland
26 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
65% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 15th most popular school in the country for health science majors who are seeking their master's degree is Towson University. Each year, around 22,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,962 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,902 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 26 master's degrees were handed out to health science majors at Towson. Around 65% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 88% were women.

#16

Northwestern University

Evanston, Illinois
25 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 16th most popular school in the country for health science majors who are seeking their master's degree is Northwestern University. Roughly 22,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $56,232 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $56,067 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 25 master's degrees were handed out to health science majors at Northwestern. Of these students, 88% were women and 36% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#17

Creighton University

Omaha, Nebraska
23 Yearly Graduations
83% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 17th most popular school in the country for health science majors who are seeking their master's degree is Creighton University. Roughly 8,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $39,630 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,128 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 23 people received their master's degree in health science from Creighton. About 83% of this group were women, and 30% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

23 Yearly Graduations
52% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 17th most popular school in the country for health science majors who are seeking their master's degree is California State University - Dominguez Hills. Each year, around 17,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,742 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,176 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 23 people received their master's degree in health science from CSUDH. Around 30% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 52% were women.

#17

New Jersey City University

Jersey City, New Jersey
23 Yearly Graduations
83% Women
61% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 17th most popular school in the country for health science majors who are seeking their master's degree is New Jersey City University. Roughly 7,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,248 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,140 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 23 master's degrees were handed out to health science majors at NJCU. Of these students, 83% were women and 61% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#20

Rowan University

Glassboro, New Jersey
21 Yearly Graduations
76% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Rowan University comes in at #20 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in health science. Roughly 19,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,076 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,879 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 21 master's degrees were handed out to health science majors at Rowan. About 76% of this group were women, and 14% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

Health Science Focus Areas

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
General/Allied Health Sciences 759
General Health & Wellness 352

Below are some popular majors that are similar to health science that offer master’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Nursing 51,213
Public Health 15,589
Health/Medical Admin Services 13,435
Mental & Social Health Services 13,051
Allied Health Professions 10,882

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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