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Master’s Degrees in Marketing

2,939 Yearly Graduations
$45,500 Median Salary
$40,336 Median Debt
There are 155 schools in the United States where you can get your master's degree in marketing. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were women, and 27% were students from underrepresented racial-ethnic groups. Also, 33.7% of marketing graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Marketing Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 2,939 students earned their master's degree in marketing. This earns it the #8 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 marketing at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 44,258
Master’s Degree 2,939
Basic Certificate 1,580
Associate’s Degree 1,528
Undergraduate Certificate 567
Graduate Certificate 338
Doctor’s Degree 31

Earnings of Marketing Majors With Master’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding a master's degree in marketing is $45,500. However, this can depend on a number of factors, such as where you live and the number of years experience you have.

A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $45,500 and the high is $59,000.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a master's degree in marketing is $40,336. 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, $40,981 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $34,870.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $470.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their master's degree in marketing. About 65.2% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 1,023
Women 1,916
Gender Diversity of Master's Degrees in Marketing

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 112
Black or African American 238
Hispanic or Latino 383
White 982
International Students 990
Other Races/Ethnicities 234
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Marketing Master's Degree Students

There are 155 colleges that offer a master’s degree in marketing. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Hult International Business School

Cambridge, Massachusetts
219 Yearly Graduations
63% Women
6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for marketing students seekinga master's degree is Hult International Business School. Each year, around 3,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $38,458 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $43,307 per year.

The marketing program at Hult International Business School awarded 219 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 6% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 63% were women.

#2

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, Maryland
153 Yearly Graduations
71% Women
2% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Johns Hopkins University is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in marketing. Each year, around 26,100 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, 153 master's degrees were handed out to marketing majors at Johns Hopkins. About 71% of this group were women, and 2% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

120 Yearly Graduations
76% Women
79% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Florida International University is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in marketing. Roughly 57,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,721 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,912 per year.

The marketing program at Florida International University awarded 120 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 79% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 76% were women.

#4

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
119 Yearly Graduations
55% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Pennsylvania comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in marketing. Roughly 25,800 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 119 master's degrees were handed out to marketing majors at UPenn. About 55% of this group were women, and 39% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#5

Southern New Hampshire University

Manchester, New Hampshire
114 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for marketing majors who are seeking their master's degree is Southern New Hampshire University. Each year, around 104,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $30,756 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,810 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 114 master's degrees were handed out to marketing majors at SNHU. Around 24% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 80% were women.

#6

LIM College

New York, New York
107 Yearly Graduations
93% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

LIM College comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in marketing. Roughly 1,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $26,990 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $29,250 per year.

The marketing program at LIM College awarded 107 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 93% of this group were women, and 40% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#7

The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, Alabama
86 Yearly Graduations
69% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The University of Alabama comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in marketing. Roughly 38,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,780 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,780 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 86 people received their master's degree in marketing from UA. About 69% of this group were women, and 15% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

National University College

Bayamon, Puerto Rico
85 Yearly Graduations
59% Women

The 8th most popular school in the country for marketing majors who are seeking their master's degree is National University College. Roughly 11,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,300 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $3,510 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 85 people received their master's degree in marketing from National University College. About 59% of this group were women, and 100% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#9

Northwestern University

Evanston, Illinois
80 Yearly Graduations
29% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Northwestern University is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in marketing. Each year, around 22,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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, 80 master's degrees were handed out to marketing majors at Northwestern U. Around 19% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 29% were women.

#10

Michigan State University

East Lansing, Michigan
76 Yearly Graduations
70% Women
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th most popular school in the country for marketing majors who are seeking their master's degree is Michigan State University. Each year, around 50,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,555 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,858 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 76 people received their master's degree in marketing from Michigan State. Of these students, 70% were women and 9% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#11

Boston University

Boston, Massachusetts
75 Yearly Graduations
69% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th most popular school in the country for marketing majors who are seeking their master's degree is Boston University. Each year, around 34,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $54,720 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $54,720 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 75 master's degrees were handed out to marketing majors at Boston U. Around 12% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 69% were women.

#12

University of Toledo

Toledo, Ohio
60 Yearly Graduations
42% Women
3% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Toledo comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in marketing. Roughly 20,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,449 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,047 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 60 people received their master's degree in marketing from University of Toledo. Of these students, 42% were women and 3% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#12

Emerson College

Boston, Massachusetts
60 Yearly Graduations
78% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Emerson College is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in marketing. Roughly 4,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $48,280 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $30,624 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 60 people received their master's degree in marketing from Emerson. Of these students, 78% were women and 8% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#12

The University of Texas at Dallas

Richardson, Texas
60 Yearly Graduations
65% Women
23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for marketing majors who are seeking their master's degree is The University of Texas at Dallas. Each year, around 28,700 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 60 people received their master's degree in marketing from UT Dallas. Around 23% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 65% were women.

#15

Full Sail University

Winter Park, Florida
56 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
66% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 15th most popular school in the country for marketing majors who are seeking their master's degree is Full Sail University. Each year, around 20,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $20,667 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,498 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 56 people received their master's degree in marketing from Full Sail University. About 50% of this group were women, and 66% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#15

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, California
56 Yearly Graduations
77% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Southern California comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in marketing. Each year, around 47,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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, 56 people received their master's degree in marketing from USC. Around 18% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 77% were women.

#15

DePaul University

Chicago, Illinois
56 Yearly Graduations
64% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 15th most popular school in the country for marketing majors who are seeking their master's degree is DePaul University. Roughly 22,400 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, 56 master's degrees were handed out to marketing majors at DePaul. Around 18% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 64% were women.

54 Yearly Graduations
56% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Phoenix - Arizona is the 18th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in marketing. Roughly 95,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,552 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,752 per year.

The marketing program at University of Phoenix - Arizona awarded 54 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 56% were women and 35% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#19

Liberty University

Lynchburg, Virginia
53 Yearly Graduations
58% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Liberty University is the 19th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in marketing. Roughly 79,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,417 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,980 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 53 people received their master's degree in marketing from Liberty University. Around 25% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 58% were women.

#20

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, Tennessee
48 Yearly Graduations
56% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 20th most popular school in the country for marketing majors who are seeking their master's degree is Vanderbilt University. Each year, around 12,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $50,800 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $48,624 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 48 people received their master's degree in marketing from Vanderbilt. Around 15% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 56% were women.

Marketing Focus Areas

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Marketing/Marketing Management 2,129
Other Marketing 362
International Marketing 319
Marketing Research 129

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Business Administration & Management 128,188
Accounting 20,770
Management Sciences & Methods 12,583
Business & Commerce 9,486
Human Resource Management 8,943

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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