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Master’s Degrees in Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing

169 Yearly Graduations
$85,500 Median Salary
$63,526 Median Debt
There are 10 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a master's degree in specialized marketing. This degree is more popular with female students, and about 25% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 34.9% of specialized marketing graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Specialized Marketing Majors

In 2019-2020, 169 earned their master's degree in specialized marketing. This makes it the 22nd most popular master's degree program in the country.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in specialized marketing at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 2,867
Associate Degree 1,548
Basic Certificate 628
Master’s Degree 169
Undergraduate Certificate 105
Graduate Certificate 40

Earnings of Specialized Marketing Majors With Master’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding a master's degree in specialized marketing is $85,500. 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. To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $61,950 to a high of $109,050.


Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a master's degree in specialized marketing is $63,526. 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, $63,526 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $63,526.


Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $740.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their master's degree in specialized marketing. About 77.5% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 38
Women 131

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 11
Black or African American 18
Hispanic or Latino 10
White 59
International Students 59
Other Races/Ethnicities 12

There are 10 colleges that offer a master’s degree in specialized marketing. Learn more about the most popular 10 below:

Specialized Marketing Focus Areas

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Fashion Merchandising 63
Apparel & Accessories Marketing 44
Other Specialized Operations 42
Special Products Marketing 20

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Business Administration & Management 121,330
Management Sciences & Methods 23,091
Accounting 19,027
Human Resource Management 9,112
Business & Commerce 8,782


*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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