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Graduate Certificates in Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods

1,451 Yearly Graduations
$60,100 Median Salary
$87,355 Median Debt
A graduate certificate in management science is offered at 94 colleges in the United States. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were men, and 24% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 27.8% of management science graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Management Science Majors

In 2018-2019, 1,451 graduate certificates were awarded to management science majors. This earns it the #3 spot on the list of the most popular graduate certificate programs in the nation.

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 12,583
Bachelor’s Degree 8,738
Graduate Certificate 1,451
Basic Certificate 715
Doctor’s Degree 102
Associate’s Degree 81
Undergraduate Certificate 68

Earnings of Management Science Majors With Graduate Certificates

The median salary for graduates holding a graduate certificate in management science is $60,100. 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 $60,100 and the high is $60,100.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a graduate certificate in management science is $87,355. 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, $105,478 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $69,232.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $1,018.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue graduate certificates in management science. About 57.5% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 835
Women 616
Gender Diversity of Graduate Certificates in Management Science

The racial-ethnic distribution of management science graduate certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 133
Black or African American 122
Hispanic or Latino 67
White 618
International Students 404
Other Races/Ethnicities 107
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Management Science Graduate Certificate Students

There are 94 colleges that offer a graduate certificate in management science. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

113 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
66% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for management science students seekinga graduate certificate is University of Maryland Global Campus. Each year, around 58,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,200 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,640 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 113 people received their graduate certificate in management science from UMGC. Around 66% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 67% were women.

111 Yearly Graduations
38% Women
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Cincinnati - Main Campus is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in management science. Each year, around 39,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,476 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,790 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 111 people received their graduate certificate in management science from UC. About 38% of this group were women, and 9% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#3

University of South Carolina - Columbia

Columbia, South Carolina
98 Yearly Graduations
36% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for management science majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is University of South Carolina - Columbia. Each year, around 35,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,288 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,737 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 98 graduate certificates were handed out to management science majors at UofSC. Around 26% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 36% were women.

83 Yearly Graduations
60% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The University of Texas at Dallas is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in management science. Each year, around 29,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,442 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,874 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 83 graduate certificates were handed out to management science majors at UT Dallas. Of these students, 60% were women and 27% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#4

Stevens Institute of Technology

Hoboken, New Jersey
83 Yearly Graduations
43% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Stevens Institute of Technology is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in management science. Each year, around 7,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $52,134 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $36,680 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 83 graduate certificates were handed out to management science majors at Stevens. Around 16% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 43% were women.

#6

University of Iowa

Iowa City, Iowa
68 Yearly Graduations
26% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for management science majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is University of Iowa. Roughly 31,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,073 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,079 per year.

The management science program at University of Iowa awarded 68 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 26% of this group were women, and 22% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#7

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, California
60 Yearly Graduations
35% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Southern California is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in management science. Roughly 48,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $57,256 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $46,272 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 60 people received their graduate certificate in management science from USC. Around 28% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 35% were women.

#8

Loyola University Chicago

Chicago, Illinois
55 Yearly Graduations
47% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Loyola University Chicago is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in management science. Roughly 17,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $44,105 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,594 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 55 people received their graduate certificate in management science from Loyola Chicago. About 47% of this group were women, and 16% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

55 Yearly Graduations
44% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Colorado State University - Fort Collins is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in management science. Each year, around 33,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,426 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,520 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 55 people received their graduate certificate in management science from Colorado State. Of these students, 44% were women and 13% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#10

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, Arkansas
50 Yearly Graduations
34% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Arkansas is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in management science. Each year, around 27,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,568 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,752 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 50 graduate certificates were handed out to management science majors at UARK. About 34% of this group were women, and 18% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#11

University of Wisconsin - Madison

Madison, Wisconsin
46 Yearly Graduations
35% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Wisconsin - Madison comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in management science. Roughly 44,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,273 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,728 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 46 graduate certificates were handed out to management science majors at UW - Madison. Around 17% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 35% were women.

#12

University of Utah

Salt Lake City, Utah
36 Yearly Graduations
28% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Utah comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in management science. Roughly 32,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,412 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,211 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 36 graduate certificates were handed out to management science majors at U of U. Around 11% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 28% were women.

#13

George Washington University

Washington, District of Columbia
35 Yearly Graduations
46% Women
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

George Washington University comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in management science. Roughly 27,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $54,453 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $31,770 per year.

The management science program at George Washington University awarded 35 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 46% were women and 9% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#14

University of St Thomas Minnesota

Saint Paul, Minnesota
33 Yearly Graduations
39% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of St Thomas Minnesota is the 14th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in management science. Each year, around 9,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $44,780 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $24,766 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 33 people received their graduate certificate in management science from UST MN. Around 24% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 39% were women.

31 Yearly Graduations
26% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Ohio State University - Main Campus comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in management science. Each year, around 61,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,197 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,560 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 31 graduate certificates were handed out to management science majors at Ohio State. Around 39% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 26% were women.

#15

Auburn University

Auburn, Alabama
31 Yearly Graduations
29% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Auburn University is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in management science. Roughly 30,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,816 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,828 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 31 graduate certificates were handed out to management science majors at Auburn. About 29% of this group were women, and 35% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#17

Towson University

Towson, Maryland
29 Yearly Graduations
69% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Towson University is the 17th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in management science. Roughly 22,700 attend the school each year. 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.

The management science program at Towson University awarded 29 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 17% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 69% were women.

#17

Pennsylvania State University - World Campus

University Park, Pennsylvania
29 Yearly Graduations
31% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 17th most popular school in the country for management science majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Pennsylvania State University - World Campus. Each year, around 0 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,484 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $21,682 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 29 people received their graduate certificate in management science from Penn State World Campus. Around 24% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 31% were women.

#19

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Little Rock, Arkansas
28 Yearly Graduations
36% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Arkansas at Little Rock comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in management science. Roughly 9,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,495 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,760 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 28 graduate certificates were handed out to management science majors at UA Little Rock. About 36% of this group were women, and 21% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

27 Yearly Graduations
33% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College comes in at #20 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in management science. Each year, around 31,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,038 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,132 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 27 graduate certificates were handed out to management science majors at Louisiana State University. About 33% of this group were women, and 15% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

Management Science Focus Areas

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Management Science 762
Business Statistics 400
Other Management Sciences & Methods 283
Actuarial Science 6

Below are some popular majors that are similar to management science that offer graduate certificates.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Business Administration & Management 4,965
Human Resource Management 1,510
Accounting 1,089
Finance & Financial Management 631
Entrepreneurial Studies 584

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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