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Master’s Degrees in Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing

220 Yearly Graduations
$85,500 Median Salary
$63,526 Median Debt
A master's degree in specialized marketing is offered at 10 colleges in the United States. This degree is more popular with female students, and about 17% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 43.6% of specialized marketing graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Specialized Marketing Majors

In 2018-2019, 220 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 3,034
Associate’s Degree 1,565
Basic Certificate 959
Master’s Degree 220
Undergraduate Certificate 94
Graduate Certificate 1

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. 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 $61,950 to a high of $109,050.

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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.

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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 79.5% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 45
Women 175
Gender Diversity of Master's Degrees in Specialized Marketing

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 17
Hispanic or Latino 8
White 71
International Students 96
Other Races/Ethnicities 17
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Specialized Marketing Master's Degree Students

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

#1

Academy of Art University

San Francisco, California
74 Yearly Graduations
93% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for specialized marketing students seekinga master's degree is Academy of Art University. Roughly 9,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $23,112 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $25,992 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 74 people received their master's degree in specialized marketing from Academy of Art University. Around 8% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 93% were women.

#2

Saint Joseph's University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
59 Yearly Graduations
59% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Saint Joseph's University is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in specialized marketing. Each year, around 7,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $46,350 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,334 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 59 master's degrees were handed out to specialized marketing majors at St. Joe's. Around 22% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 59% were women.

#3

Thomas Jefferson University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
33 Yearly Graduations
91% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Thomas Jefferson University comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in specialized marketing. Each year, around 8,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $40,680 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $21,420 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 33 people received their master's degree in specialized marketing from Thomas Jefferson University. Around 27% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 91% were women.

#4

Rutgers University - Newark

Newark, New Jersey
21 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Rutgers University - Newark is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in specialized marketing. Roughly 13,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,230 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,736 per year.

The specialized marketing program at Rutgers University - Newark awarded 21 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 10% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 67% were women.

#5

Fashion Institute of Technology

New York, New York
18 Yearly Graduations
94% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for specialized marketing majors who are seeking their master's degree is Fashion Institute of Technology. Each year, around 8,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,070 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,542 per year.

The specialized marketing program at Fashion Institute of Technology awarded 18 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 33% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 94% were women.

#6

Central Michigan University

Mount Pleasant, Michigan
10 Yearly Graduations
70% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for specialized marketing majors who are seeking their master's degree is Central Michigan University. Roughly 19,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,383 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,700 per year.

The specialized marketing program at Central Michigan University awarded 10 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 10% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 70% were women.

#7

Eastern Michigan University

Ypsilanti, Michigan
4 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Eastern Michigan University is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in specialized marketing. Each year, around 17,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,658 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,912 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 people received their master's degree in specialized marketing from Eastern Michigan. Around 25% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 50% were women.

#8

Ball State University

Muncie, Indiana
1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Ball State University is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in specialized marketing. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,358 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,850 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 master's degrees were handed out to specialized marketing majors at Ball State.

Specialized Marketing Focus Areas

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Fashion Merchandising 89
Other Specialized Operations 57
Apparel & Accessories Marketing 54
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 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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