Find Grad Schools

Study Area & Zipcode

Master's Degree in Liberal Arts General Studies

Find Schools Near

Master’s Degree in Liberal Arts General Studies

2,109 Yearly Graduations
$45,700 Median Salary
$45,125 Median Debt
There are 219 schools in the United States where you can get your master's degree in liberal arts. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were female, and 27% were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 7.2% of liberal arts graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Liberal Arts Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 2,109 students earned their master's degree in liberal arts. This makes it the 68th most popular master's degree program in the country.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in liberal arts at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 2,109
Graduate Certificate 218
Doctor’s Degree 109

Earnings of Liberal Arts Majors With Master’s Degree

The median salary for graduates holding a master's degree in liberal arts is $45,700. A lot of factors can contribute to this number, such as the location of your workplace and the availability of other perks and bonuses.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $41,000 to a high of $50,850.

undefined

Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a master's degree in liberal arts is $45,125. The school you go to and how long it takes you to graduate, among other things, can cause this number to vary.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $53,968 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $31,447.

undefined

The median monthly payment of a liberal arts graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $526.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their master's degree in liberal arts. About 62.4% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 792
Women 1,317
Gender Diversity of Master's Degree in Liberal Arts

The racial-ethnic distribution of liberal arts master’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 55
Black or African American 245
Hispanic or Latino 184
White 1,259
International Students 151
Other Races/Ethnicities 215
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Liberal Arts Master's Degree Students

There are 219 colleges that offer a master’s degree in liberal arts. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

195 Yearly Graduations
46% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for liberal arts students seekinga master's degree is University of Oklahoma Norman Campus. Roughly 28,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,788 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,583 per year.

The liberal arts program at University of Oklahoma Norman Campus awarded 195 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 26% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 46% were women.

#2

University of Chicago

Chicago, Illinois
132 Yearly Graduations
58% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Chicago comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degree in liberal arts. Roughly 16,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $57,642 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $60,300 per year.

The liberal arts program at University of Chicago awarded 132 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 58% were women and 20% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#3

New York University

New York, New York
101 Yearly Graduations
79% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for liberal arts majors who are seeking their master's degree is New York University. Roughly 51,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $50,684 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $33,408 per year.

The liberal arts program at New York University awarded 101 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 79% of this group were women, and 22% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

93 Yearly Graduations
60% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for liberal arts majors who are seeking their master's degree is CUNY Graduate School and University Center. Roughly 7,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,930 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,930 per year.

The liberal arts program at CUNY Graduate School and University Center awarded 93 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 60% were women and 38% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#5

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, New York
76 Yearly Graduations
66% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for liberal arts majors who are seeking their master's degree is Stony Brook University. Roughly 25,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,070 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,310 per year.

The liberal arts program at Stony Brook University awarded 76 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 66% of this group were women, and 13% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#6

Middle Tennessee State University

Murfreesboro, Tennessee
41 Yearly Graduations
68% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Middle Tennessee State University comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degree in liberal arts. Roughly 21,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,200 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,946 per year.

The liberal arts program at Middle Tennessee State University awarded 41 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 68% were women and 24% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, Maryland
38 Yearly Graduations
53% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Johns Hopkins University is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in liberal arts. Each year, around 25,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $55,350 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $55,350 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 38 master's degree were handed out to liberal arts majors at Johns Hopkins. Around 24% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 53% were women.

#8

Tiffin University

Tiffin, Ohio
37 Yearly Graduations
68% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th most popular school in the country for liberal arts majors who are seeking their master's degree is Tiffin University. Roughly 3,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $25,710 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,600 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 37 master's degree were handed out to liberal arts majors at Tiffin University. Around 32% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 68% were women.

#8

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Greensboro, North Carolina
37 Yearly Graduations
81% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of North Carolina at Greensboro comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degree in liberal arts. Roughly 19,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,422 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,219 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 37 people received their master's degree in liberal arts from UNC Greensboro. About 81% of this group were women, and 38% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

34 Yearly Graduations
62% Women
47% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Southern Methodist University comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degree in liberal arts. Roughly 11,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $50,200 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $40,896 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 34 master's degree were handed out to liberal arts majors at SMU. About 62% of this group were women, and 47% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#10

North Central College

Naperville, Illinois
34 Yearly Graduations
68% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th most popular school in the country for liberal arts majors who are seeking their master's degree is North Central College. Roughly 2,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $39,860 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $15,822 per year.

The liberal arts program at North Central College awarded 34 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 68% were women and 24% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#12

Tennessee Technological University

Cookeville, Tennessee
33 Yearly Graduations
58% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Tennessee Technological University is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in liberal arts. Each year, around 10,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,656 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,280 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 33 people received their master's degree in liberal arts from Tennessee Tech University. About 58% of this group were women, and 33% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#13

Texas Christian University

Fort Worth, Texas
32 Yearly Graduations
47% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Texas Christian University is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in liberal arts. Roughly 10,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $49,160 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $30,780 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 32 people received their master's degree in liberal arts from TCU. About 47% of this group were women, and 25% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#14

DePaul University

Chicago, Illinois
31 Yearly Graduations
84% Women
58% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

DePaul University comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degree in liberal arts. Roughly 22,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $40,551 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $19,584 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 31 master's degree were handed out to liberal arts majors at DePaul. Around 58% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 84% were women.

31 Yearly Graduations
55% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

California State University - Dominguez Hills is the 14th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in liberal arts. Roughly 16,200 attend the school each year. 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, 31 people received their master's degree in liberal arts from California State University - Dominguez Hills. Around 10% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 55% were women.

#16

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
30 Yearly Graduations
77% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 16th most popular school in the country for liberal arts majors who are seeking their master's degree is University of Pennsylvania. Roughly 25,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $51,156 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $36,254 per year.

The liberal arts program at University of Pennsylvania awarded 30 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 77% of this group were women, and 17% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#16

American Public University System

Charles Town, West Virginia
30 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

American Public University System is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in liberal arts. Roughly 46,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,804 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,615 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 30 master's degree were handed out to liberal arts majors at American Military University. About 67% of this group were women, and 30% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#18

Austin Peay State University

Clarksville, Tennessee
29 Yearly Graduations
48% Women
41% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 18th most popular school in the country for liberal arts majors who are seeking their master's degree is Austin Peay State University. Roughly 10,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,720 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,100 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 29 people received their master's degree in liberal arts from Austin Peay State University. Of these students, 48% were women and 41% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#19

Adams State University

Alamosa, Colorado
27 Yearly Graduations
52% Women
7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Adams State University is the 19th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in liberal arts. Each year, around 3,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,736 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,590 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 27 people received their master's degree in liberal arts from Adams State. Around 7% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 52% were women.

#19

Arizona State University - Skysong

Scottsdale, Arizona
27 Yearly Graduations
59% Women
41% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Arizona State University - Skysong comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degree in liberal arts. Each year, around 31,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,867 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,384 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 27 people received their master's degree in liberal arts from ASU - Skysong. About 59% of this group were women, and 41% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

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.

Find Graduate Schools Near You

Our free school finder matches students with accredited graduate schools across the U.S.