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Systems Theory

350 Master's Degrees Annually
32 Doctor's Degrees Annually
#169 in Popularity (Master's)

Types of Degrees Systems Theory Majors Are Getting

The following table lists how many systems theory graduations there were in 2018-2019 for each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 350
Graduate Certificate 78
Doctor’s Degree 32

Who Is Getting a Master’s Degree in Systems Theory?

350 Master's Degrees Annually
58% Percent Women
24% Percent Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
The major attracts more women than men. About 58% of the recent graduates in this field are female.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

At the countrywide level, the racial-ethnic distribution of systems theory majors is as follows:

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Systems Theory Students with Master's Degrees
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 22
Black or African American 25
Hispanic or Latino 29
White 129
International Students 129
Other Races/Ethnicities 16

Geographic Diversity

Americans aren’t the only ones with an interest in Systems Theory. About 36.9% of those with this major are international students. The most popular countries for students from outside the country are:

  • China
  • South Korea
  • India
  • Canada
  • Iran

Master’s Degree Starting Salary

The median starting salary of students who graduated in 2015-2017 with a master’s degree in systems theory was $96,600 per year. These stats come from the U.S. Department of Education. During this timeframe, most salaries fell between $71,400 (25th percentile) and $121,800 (75th percentile).

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It is possible that some of these people may have taken positions that were not related to systems theory.

Online Systems Theory Programs

In the 2018-2019 academic year, 46 schools offered some type of systems theory program. The following table lists the number of programs by degree level, along with how many schools offered online courses in the field.

Degree Level Colleges Offering Programs Colleges Offering Online Classes
Certificate (Less Than 1 Year) 3 0
Certificate (1-2 years) 0 0
Certificate (2-4 Years) 0 0
Associate’s Degree 1 0
Bachelor’s Degree 8 2
Post-Baccalaureate 3 0
Master’s Degree 23 2
Post-Master’s 1 0
Doctor’s Degree (Research) 12 0
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 0 0

You may also be interested in one of the following majors related to systems theory.

Major Number of Grads
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 2,661
Nutrition Science 1,439
Sustainability Science 1,184
International Studies 1,182
Computational Science 763
Behavioral Science 724
Museum Studies 710
Gerontology 645
Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution 630
Biological & Physical Science 611
Human Computer Interaction 562
Dispute Resolution 522
Historic Preservation 292
Interdisciplinary Studies 213
Mathematics & Computer Science 189
Science, Technology & Society 187
Cognitive Science 152
Multicultural & Diversity Studies 131
Natural Sciences 94
Marine Science 92
Cultural Studies & Analysis 69
Medieval Studies 49
Classical & Ancient Studies 30
Holocaust Studies 30
Maritime Studies 20
Accounting & Computer Science 10
Human Biology 8
Biopsychology 1

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities 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 racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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