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Master’s Degrees in Curriculum & Instruction

16,093 Yearly Graduations
$46,000 Median Salary
$26,474 Median Debt
There are 429 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a master's degree in curriculum. This degree is more popular with female students, and about 23% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 2.7% of curriculum graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Curriculum Majors

In 2018-2019, 16,093 earned their master's degree in curriculum. This earns it the #6 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 curriculum at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 16,093
Doctor’s Degree 1,415
Graduate Certificate 1,230
Bachelor’s Degree 29

Earnings of Curriculum Majors With Master’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding a master's degree in curriculum is $46,000. A lot of factors can contribute to this number, such as the location of your workplace and the availability of other perks and bonuses.

A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $41,475 and the high is $50,000.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a master's degree in curriculum is $26,474. 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, $33,134 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $20,500.

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The median monthly payment of a curriculum graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $308.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their master's degree in curriculum. About 83.2% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 2,702
Women 13,391
Gender Diversity of Master's Degrees in Curriculum

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 434
Black or African American 1,175
Hispanic or Latino 1,643
White 11,140
International Students 441
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,260
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Curriculum Master's Degree Students

There are 429 colleges that offer a master’s degree in curriculum. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Western Governors University

Salt Lake City, Utah
1,201 Yearly Graduations
87% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Western Governors University tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for curriculum majors who are seeking their master's degree. Roughly 136,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,380 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,500 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 1,201 people received their master's degree in curriculum from WGU. Around 12% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 87% were women.

#2

Arizona State University - Skysong

Scottsdale, Arizona
1,033 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for curriculum majors who are seeking their master's degree is Arizona State University - Skysong. Each year, around 45,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,867 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,384 per year.

The curriculum program at Arizona State University - Skysong awarded 1,033 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 88% of this group were women, and 36% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#3

American College of Education

Indianapolis, Indiana
526 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for curriculum majors who are seeking their master's degree is American College of Education. Roughly 6,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,755 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,894 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 526 master's degrees were handed out to curriculum majors at American College of Education. About 80% of this group were women, and 16% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

415 Yearly Graduations
91% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The University of Texas at Arlington is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in curriculum. Each year, around 48,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,624 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,474 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 415 master's degrees were handed out to curriculum majors at UT Arlington. Around 40% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 91% were women.

#5

George Mason University

Fairfax, Virginia
414 Yearly Graduations
86% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

George Mason University is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in curriculum. Each year, around 37,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,060 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,144 per year.

The curriculum program at George Mason University awarded 414 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 86% were women and 29% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

University of the Cumberlands

Williamsburg, Kentucky
323 Yearly Graduations
71% Women
2% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of the Cumberlands comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in curriculum. Roughly 16,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,875 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,670 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 323 master's degrees were handed out to curriculum majors at Cumberlands. Of these students, 71% were women and 2% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

283 Yearly Graduations
87% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Phoenix - Arizona comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in curriculum. Roughly 94,700 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 curriculum program at University of Phoenix - Arizona awarded 283 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 30% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 87% were women.

#8

Olivet Nazarene University

Bourbonnais, Illinois
245 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th most popular school in the country for curriculum majors who are seeking their master's degree is Olivet Nazarene University. Roughly 4,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $36,080 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,420 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 245 master's degrees were handed out to curriculum majors at Olivet Nazarene. Of these students, 80% were women and 9% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

227 Yearly Graduations
87% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Arkansas State University - Main Campus is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in curriculum. Roughly 13,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,540 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,986 per year.

The curriculum program at Arkansas State University - Main Campus awarded 227 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 87% were women and 13% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#10

Concordia University, Irvine

Irvine, California
209 Yearly Graduations
86% Women
45% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th most popular school in the country for curriculum majors who are seeking their master's degree is Concordia University, Irvine. Roughly 3,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $35,990 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,953 per year.

The curriculum program at Concordia University, Irvine awarded 209 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 45% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 86% were women.

#11

Texas A&M University - College Station

College Station, Texas
190 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Texas A&M University - College Station comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in curriculum. Each year, around 68,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,941 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,677 per year.

The curriculum program at Texas A&M University - College Station awarded 190 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 23% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 88% were women.

#12

University of Nevada - Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada
188 Yearly Graduations
73% Women
49% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Nevada - Las Vegas comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in curriculum. Each year, around 31,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,454 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,459 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 188 master's degrees were handed out to curriculum majors at UNLV. Around 49% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 73% were women.

#13

Southern New Hampshire University

Manchester, New Hampshire
179 Yearly Graduations
82% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Southern New Hampshire University comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in curriculum. Roughly 113,500 attend the school each year. 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 179 people received their master's degree in curriculum from SNHU. Around 12% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 82% were women.

#14

University of St Francis

Joliet, Illinois
176 Yearly Graduations
85% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 14th most popular school in the country for curriculum majors who are seeking their master's degree is University of St Francis. Each year, around 3,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $34,000 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,464 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 176 master's degrees were handed out to curriculum majors at University of Saint Francis. About 85% of this group were women, and 16% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#15

Fitchburg State University

Fitchburg, Massachusetts
168 Yearly Graduations
69% Women
6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Fitchburg State University is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in curriculum. Roughly 7,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $970 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $3,186 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 168 master's degrees were handed out to curriculum majors at Fitchburg State. Of these students, 69% were women and 6% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#16

Concordia University, Chicago

River Forest, Illinois
165 Yearly Graduations
85% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 16th most popular school in the country for curriculum majors who are seeking their master's degree is Concordia University, Chicago. Roughly 6,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $31,926 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,910 per year.

The curriculum program at Concordia University, Chicago awarded 165 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 15% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 85% were women.

#16

University of Maryland - College Park

College Park, Maryland
165 Yearly Graduations
82% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 16th most popular school in the country for curriculum majors who are seeking their master's degree is University of Maryland - College Park. Each year, around 40,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,824 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,158 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 165 people received their master's degree in curriculum from UMCP. Around 32% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 82% were women.

#18

Doane University

Crete, Nebraska
162 Yearly Graduations
87% Women
4% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Doane University comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in curriculum. Each year, around 2,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $34,500 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,324 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 162 people received their master's degree in curriculum from Doane Crete. Around 4% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 87% were women.

#19

National Louis University

Chicago, Illinois
158 Yearly Graduations
90% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 19th most popular school in the country for curriculum majors who are seeking their master's degree is National Louis University. Each year, around 7,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,200 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,646 per year.

The curriculum program at National Louis University awarded 158 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 90% of this group were women, and 27% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#20

University of Missouri - Columbia

Columbia, Missouri
156 Yearly Graduations
76% Women
6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 20th most popular school in the country for curriculum majors who are seeking their master's degree is University of Missouri - Columbia. Each year, around 30,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,120 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,264 per year.

The curriculum program at University of Missouri - Columbia awarded 156 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 6% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 76% were women.

Curriculum Concentrations

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Curriculum & Instruction 16,093

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Educational Administration 27,762
Teacher Education Grade Specific 25,769
General Education 19,995
Special Education 18,013
Teacher Education Subject Specific 17,465

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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