Online Degree Database™

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Online Degree Database™?

The Online Degree Database™ is the only independent and comprehensive source of information about online master's degree programs available in the market today. We gather program details directly from university online program websites and provide this detail to you in a format that allows you to easily compare program features as you make your final decision on which online graduate program is best for you.

Why is the Online Degree Database™ better than other search websites?

The information we provide is comprehensive, routinely updated and, most important, unbiased. Other “free” higher education websites are advertiser supported. This can influence the content you see. We believe your commitment of time, energy and money to earning a master’s degree online is too important to limit your options to the biggest advertisers.

What master’s degree types are available in the Online Degree Database™?

This is the current list of online master’s programs available in the Online Degree Database. Check back frequently, as we are constantly adding new programs to the database. If the program you are interested in is not listed on this page, please contact us. We will do our best to provide you with a list that meets your needs.

What type of information will the Online Degree Database™ give me?

Using our interactive tool, you create your own personalized list of online degree programs. There are six criteria you use in your selection process: Degree type, Tuition, Professional Accreditation, GMAT/GRE Requirement for Admission Decision, Course Delivery (fully online or residencies required), and Location (National or by States). Research with online students indicates these are the most important program features and characteristics they need to know when they shop for an online program.

While you work with the tool, you will see the total number of programs fitting the criteria you select change on the screen as you make the selections. You can work with the tool as much as you like until you get the combination and number of programs that you want.

There are two packages to choose from, either the free report or the comprehensive report, to inform your final master’s program selection and application decisions. Or, if you have a very specific request, you can contact us directly and we’ll help you find the online degree programs that best fit your needs.

Why can’t I just apply to local universities?

You certainly can do that. The nature of online education, however, gives you potentially superior options outside your city or region. You may find programs elsewhere that fit better with your educational goals, time constraints, and budget.

Can I just search for online master’s degree programs on my own?

You can, but it can be very time consuming and produce only partial results. If you’re searching online, you’ll miss many excellent programs that don’t appear in top search engine listings. If you find programs, you’ll need to search each university’s website for the information you need to evaluate the program and apply. This can add weeks to your search. The Online Degree Database enables you to conduct a comprehensive search for online programs nationally, compare them, and choose the ones you want to apply to much more quickly.

What if I need help deciding on what type of online master’s degree will be best for me?

We have included a number of resources on our website for students like you who are seeking more information. You will find a list of questions for you to consider as you think about going back to get an online graduate degree, descriptions of the fields of study for the most popular online master’s degrees, and 10 questions to ask when you are gathering additional information about online programs.

I have a question that is not in this list.

Use the contact button at the top of the page to contact us and we will respond within 48 hours.