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Master’s Degrees in Curriculum & Instruction

16,093 Yearly Graduations
$46,000 Median Salary
$26,474 Median Debt
A master's degree in curriculum is offered at 429 colleges in the United States. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were women, and 23% were students from underrepresented racial-ethnic groups. 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 makes it the 13th most popular master's degree program in the country.

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. 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 $41,475 to a high of $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 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, $33,134 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $20,500.

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

The most popular school in the United States for curriculum students seekinga master's degree is Western Governors University. Each year, around 136,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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.

The curriculum program at Western Governors University awarded 1,201 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 87% of this group were women, and 12% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

Arizona State University - Skysong

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

Arizona State University - Skysong comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in curriculum. Roughly 45,000 attend the school each year. 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 1,033 master's degrees were handed out to curriculum majors at ASU - Skysong. Of these students, 88% were women and 36% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#3

American College of Education

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

American College of Education comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in curriculum. Each year, around 6,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 526 people received their master's degree in curriculum from American College of Education. Of these students, 80% were women and 16% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

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

The 4th most popular school in the country for curriculum majors who are seeking their master's degree is The University of Texas at Arlington. Roughly 48,600 attend the school each year. 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 415 people received their master's degree in curriculum from UT Arlington. About 91% of this group were women, and 40% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#5

George Mason University

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

The 5th most popular school in the country for curriculum majors who are seeking their master's degree is George Mason University. Roughly 37,800 attend the school each year. 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, 414 master's degrees were handed out to curriculum majors at GMU. Around 29% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 86% were women.

#6

University of the Cumberlands

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

University of the Cumberlands is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in curriculum. Each year, around 16,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 323 people received their master's degree in curriculum from Cumberlands. Around 2% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 71% were women.

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

University of Phoenix - Arizona is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in curriculum. Each year, around 94,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 283 master's degrees were handed out to curriculum majors at UOPX - Arizona. About 87% of this group were women, and 30% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

Olivet Nazarene University

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

Olivet Nazarene University comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in curriculum. Each year, around 4,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 245 people received their master's degree in curriculum from Olivet Nazarene. Around 9% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 80% were women.

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

The 9th most popular school in the country for curriculum majors who are seeking their master's degree is Arkansas State University - Main Campus. Each year, around 13,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 227 master's degrees were handed out to curriculum majors at A-State. Around 13% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 87% were women.

#10

Concordia University, Irvine

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

Concordia University, Irvine comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in curriculum. Each year, around 3,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 209 master's degrees were handed out to curriculum majors at Concordia University, Irvine. About 86% of this group were women, and 45% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#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 is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in curriculum. Roughly 68,700 attend the school each year. 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 190 master's degrees were handed out to curriculum majors at Texas A&M College Station. About 88% of this group were women, and 23% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#12

University of Nevada - Las Vegas

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

University of Nevada - Las Vegas is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in curriculum. Roughly 31,100 attend the school each year. 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 188 people received their master's degree in curriculum from UNLV. About 73% of this group were women, and 49% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#13

Southern New Hampshire University

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

Southern New Hampshire University is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in curriculum. Each year, around 113,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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.

The curriculum program at Southern New Hampshire University awarded 179 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 82% of this group were women, and 12% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#14

University of St Francis

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

University of St Francis comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in curriculum. Roughly 3,700 attend the school each year. 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 176 people received their master's degree in curriculum from University of Saint Francis. Of these students, 85% were women and 16% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#15

Fitchburg State University

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

The 15th most popular school in the country for curriculum majors who are seeking their master's degree is Fitchburg State University. Each year, around 7,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 168 people received their master's degree in curriculum from Fitchburg State. Around 6% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 69% were women.

#16

Concordia University, Chicago

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

Concordia University, Chicago comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in curriculum. Each year, around 6,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 165 master's degrees were handed out to curriculum majors at Concordia University, Chicago. About 85% of this group were women, and 15% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#16

University of Maryland - College Park

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

University of Maryland - College Park comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in curriculum. Roughly 40,700 attend the school each year. 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.

The curriculum program at University of Maryland - College Park awarded 165 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 82% of this group were women, and 32% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#18

Doane University

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

Doane University is the 18th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in curriculum. Roughly 2,400 attend the school each year. 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.

The curriculum program at Doane University awarded 162 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 87% of this group were women, and 4% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#19

National Louis University

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

National Louis University comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in curriculum. Roughly 7,000 attend the school each year. 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 158 master's degrees were handed out to curriculum majors at NLU. Of these students, 90% were women and 27% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#20

University of Missouri - Columbia

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

University of Missouri - Columbia comes in at #20 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in curriculum. Roughly 30,000 attend the school each year. 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 156 master's degrees were handed out to curriculum majors at Mizzou. About 76% of this group were women, and 6% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

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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