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Master’s Degree in Computer Systems Networking

645 Yearly Graduations
$66,000 Median Salary
$42,311 Median Debt
A master's degree in networking is offered at 42 colleges in the United States. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were men, and 13% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 71.5% of networking graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Networking Majors

In 2018-2019, 645 master's degree were awarded to networking majors. This makes it the 132nd most popular master's degree program in the country.

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Basic Certificate 5,591
Associate’s Degree 4,092
Undergraduate Certificate 2,389
Bachelor’s Degree 1,270
Master’s Degree 645
Graduate Certificate 67
Doctor’s Degree 1

Earnings of Networking Majors With Master’s Degree

The median salary for graduates holding a master's degree in networking is $66,000. 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.

A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $66,000 and the high is $66,000.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a master's degree in networking is $42,311. The school you go to and how long it takes you to graduate, among other things, can cause this number to vary.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $42,311 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $42,311.

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The median monthly payment of a networking graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $493.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue master's degree in networking. About 67.6% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 436
Women 209
Gender Diversity of Master's Degree in Networking

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 22
Black or African American 36
Hispanic or Latino 22
White 81
International Students 461
Other Races/Ethnicities 23
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Networking Master's Degree Students

There are 42 colleges that offer a master’s degree in networking. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
95 Yearly Graduations
27% Women

Carnegie Mellon University tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for networking majors who are seeking their master's degree. Each year, around 13,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $55,816 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $45,037 per year.

The networking program at Carnegie Mellon University awarded 95 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year.

#2

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, Maryland
87 Yearly Graduations
60% Women
6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Johns Hopkins University is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in networking. Each year, around 25,100 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 87 people received their master's degree in networking from Johns Hopkins. Of these students, 60% were women and 6% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#3

North Carolina State University

Raleigh, North Carolina
71 Yearly Graduations
37% Women
1% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

North Carolina State University comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degree in networking. Each year, around 34,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,535 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,095 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 71 master's degree were handed out to networking majors at NC State. Of these students, 37% were women and 1% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#4

DeVry University - Illinois

Chicago, Illinois
66 Yearly Graduations
18% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

DeVry University - Illinois comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degree in networking. Each year, around 16,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,663 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,072 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 66 master's degree were handed out to networking majors at DeVry University - Illinois. About 18% of this group were women, and 42% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#5

Northeastern University

Boston, Massachusetts
53 Yearly Graduations
36% Women

Northeastern University comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degree in networking. Roughly 21,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $52,420 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $24,793 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 53 people received their master's degree in networking from Northeastern.

#6

George Mason University

Fairfax, Virginia
30 Yearly Graduations
30% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

George Mason University is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in networking. Each year, around 35,900 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 30 master's degree were handed out to networking majors at GMU. Around 17% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 30% were women.

#7

Stevens Institute of Technology

Hoboken, New Jersey
27 Yearly Graduations
15% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for networking majors who are seeking their master's degree is Stevens Institute of Technology. Roughly 6,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $52,134 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $36,680 per year.

The networking program at Stevens Institute of Technology awarded 27 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 15% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 15% were women.

#8

Wichita State University

Wichita, Kansas
26 Yearly Graduations
38% Women

Wichita State University is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in networking. Roughly 15,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,709 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,435 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 26 master's degree were handed out to networking majors at WSU.

#9

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Greensboro, North Carolina
25 Yearly Graduations
24% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for networking majors who are seeking their master's degree is University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Roughly 19,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,422 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,219 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 25 people received their master's degree in networking from UNC Greensboro. About 24% of this group were women, and 36% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#9

DePaul University

Chicago, Illinois
25 Yearly Graduations
12% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for networking majors who are seeking their master's degree is DePaul University. Roughly 22,700 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 25 people received their master's degree in networking from DePaul. About 12% of this group were women, and 28% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

22 Yearly Graduations
27% Women
5% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th most popular school in the country for networking majors who are seeking their master's degree is Ohio University - Main Campus. Roughly 29,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,612 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,444 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 22 master's degree were handed out to networking majors at Ohio U. About 27% of this group were women, and 5% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#12

Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester, New York
18 Yearly Graduations
28% Women
6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Rochester Institute of Technology is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in networking. Each year, around 16,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $44,049 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $47,522 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 18 people received their master's degree in networking from RIT. Around 6% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 28% were women.

#13

University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
17 Yearly Graduations
29% Women
6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degree in networking. Each year, around 28,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $18,628 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $23,530 per year.

The networking program at University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus awarded 17 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 29% were women and 6% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

17 Yearly Graduations
53% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in networking. Roughly 5,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $36,050 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,180 per year.

The networking program at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota awarded 17 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 53% were women and 35% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#15

University of California - Irvine

Irvine, California
13 Yearly Graduations
31% Women

University of California - Irvine comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degree in networking. Each year, around 35,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,442 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,442 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 13 master's degree were handed out to networking majors at UC Irvine.

#16

Syracuse University

Syracuse, New York
11 Yearly Graduations
36% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Syracuse University comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degree in networking. Each year, around 22,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $50,616 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $38,880 per year.

The networking program at Syracuse University awarded 11 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 36% were women and 18% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

10 Yearly Graduations
10% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Oklahoma State University - Main Campus comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degree in networking. Roughly 25,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,366 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,531 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 10 master's degree were handed out to networking majors at Oklahoma State. Around 20% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 10% were women.

#18

Stratford University

Fairfax, Virginia
7 Yearly Graduations
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Stratford University is the 18th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in networking. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,980 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,368 per year.

The networking program at Stratford University awarded 7 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year.

#19

DeVry University - Florida

Miramar, Florida
5 Yearly Graduations
20% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

DeVry University - Florida is the 19th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in networking. Each year, around 900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,912 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,072 per year.

The networking program at DeVry University - Florida awarded 5 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 20% of this group were women, and 40% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#20

Elmhurst University

Elmhurst, Illinois
4 Yearly Graduations
50% Women

Elmhurst University comes in at #20 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degree in networking. Roughly 3,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $37,454 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $31,667 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 master's degree were handed out to networking majors at Elmhurst.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to networking that offer master’s degree.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Computer Information Systems 15,812
Computer Science 11,600
Information Technology 7,824
Information Science 6,516
Computer Software Applications 2,495

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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