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Master’s Degree in Allied Health Professions

10,882 Yearly Graduations
$99,600 Median Salary
$97,228 Median Debt
There are 323 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a master's degree in allied health. This degree is more popular with female students, and about 22% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 0.9% of allied health graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Allied Health Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 10,882 students earned their master's degree in allied health. This makes it the 21st most popular master's degree program in the country.

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Associate’s Degree 28,069
Basic Certificate 22,739
Undergraduate Certificate 13,537
Bachelor’s Degree 11,092
Master’s Degree 10,882
Doctor’s Degree 295
Graduate Certificate 83

Earnings of Allied Health Majors With Master’s Degree

The median salary for graduates holding a master's degree in allied health is $99,600. 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 $93,900 and the high is $106,700.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a master's degree in allied health is $97,228. 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, $122,349 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $72,766.

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The median monthly payment of a allied health graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $1,133.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their master's degree in allied health. About 72.7% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 2,972
Women 7,910
Gender Diversity of Master's Degree in Allied Health

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 835
Black or African American 403
Hispanic or Latino 824
White 7,598
International Students 99
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,123
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Allied Health Master's Degree Students

There are 323 colleges that offer a master’s degree in allied health. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Nova Southeastern University

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
242 Yearly Graduations
76% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Nova Southeastern University tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for allied health majors who are seeking their master's degree. Each year, around 20,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $31,150 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $19,665 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 242 master's degree were handed out to allied health majors at Nova Southeastern University. About 76% of this group were women, and 30% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

214 Yearly Graduations
59% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for allied health majors who are seeking their master's degree is A T Still University of Health Sciences. Roughly 3,700 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 214 people received their master's degree in allied health from A T Still University of Health Sciences. Around 30% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 59% were women.

203 Yearly Graduations
77% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degree in allied health. Each year, around 7,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $33,600 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $22,230 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 203 master's degree were handed out to allied health majors at MCPHS University. Around 14% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 77% were women.

#4

Touro College

New York, New York
186 Yearly Graduations
68% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Touro College is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in allied health. Each year, around 11,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $18,038 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,240 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 186 people received their master's degree in allied health from Touro. Of these students, 68% were women and 40% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#5

Thomas Jefferson University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
141 Yearly Graduations
79% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for allied health majors who are seeking their master's degree is Thomas Jefferson University. Roughly 4,000 attend the school each year. 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, 141 people received their master's degree in allied health from Thomas Jefferson University. About 79% of this group were women, and 20% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#6

Midwestern University - Glendale

Glendale, Arizona
120 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for allied health majors who are seeking their master's degree is Midwestern University - Glendale. Roughly 3,700 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 120 master's degree were handed out to allied health majors at Midwestern University - Glendale. Of these students, 67% were women and 22% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Birmingham, Alabama
101 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Alabama at Birmingham comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degree in allied health. Each year, around 20,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,568 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,100 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 101 master's degree were handed out to allied health majors at UAB. About 88% of this group were women, and 25% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

Lincoln Memorial University

Harrogate, Tennessee
100 Yearly Graduations
74% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Lincoln Memorial University comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degree in allied health. Roughly 4,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $22,200 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,093 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 100 people received their master's degree in allied health from LMU. Of these students, 74% were women and 16% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#9

Arcadia University

Glenside, Pennsylvania
96 Yearly Graduations
79% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Arcadia University comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degree in allied health. Roughly 3,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $43,740 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $28,683 per year.

The allied health program at Arcadia University awarded 96 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 79% of this group were women, and 12% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

96 Yearly Graduations
66% Women
47% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for allied health majors who are seeking their master's degree is Western University of Health Sciences. Roughly 3,800 attend the school each year. The allied health program at Western University of Health Sciences awarded 96 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 47% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 66% were women.

#11

Barry University

Miami, Florida
95 Yearly Graduations
84% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th most popular school in the country for allied health majors who are seeking their master's degree is Barry University. Roughly 7,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $29,700 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,820 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 95 master's degree were handed out to allied health majors at Barry University. Around 28% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 84% were women.

94 Yearly Graduations
76% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for allied health majors who are seeking their master's degree is University of Nebraska Medical Center. Each year, around 3,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,040 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,964 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 94 people received their master's degree in allied health from UNMC. Of these students, 76% were women and 13% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

92 Yearly Graduations
68% Women
52% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for allied health majors who are seeking their master's degree is The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Roughly 27,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,664 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,959 per year.

The allied health program at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley awarded 92 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 52% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 68% were women.

#13

Pace University - New York

New York, New York
92 Yearly Graduations
77% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for allied health majors who are seeking their master's degree is Pace University - New York. Roughly 12,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $44,714 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $31,320 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 92 people received their master's degree in allied health from Pace University. About 77% of this group were women, and 25% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#15

Medical University of South Carolina

Charleston, South Carolina
89 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Medical University of South Carolina is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in allied health. Roughly 2,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,622 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,333 per year.

The allied health program at Medical University of South Carolina awarded 89 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 80% were women and 10% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

89 Yearly Graduations
84% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The University of Texas Medical Branch comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degree in allied health. Each year, around 3,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,522 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,454 per year.

The allied health program at The University of Texas Medical Branch awarded 89 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 84% of this group were women, and 31% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#17

Duke University

Durham, North Carolina
88 Yearly Graduations
70% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Duke University comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degree in allied health. Each year, around 16,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $55,880 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $55,680 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 88 master's degree were handed out to allied health majors at Duke. About 70% of this group were women, and 36% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#18

Wake Forest University

Winston-Salem, North Carolina
86 Yearly Graduations
86% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 18th most popular school in the country for allied health majors who are seeking their master's degree is Wake Forest University. Each year, around 8,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $54,430 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $38,650 per year.

The allied health program at Wake Forest University awarded 86 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 86% of this group were women, and 12% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#19

Midwestern University - Downers Grove

Downers Grove, Illinois
84 Yearly Graduations
86% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Midwestern University - Downers Grove comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degree in allied health. Roughly 2,900 attend the school each year. The allied health program at Midwestern University - Downers Grove awarded 84 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 19% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 86% were women.

#20

Idaho State University

Pocatello, Idaho
81 Yearly Graduations
63% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 20th most popular school in the country for allied health majors who are seeking their master's degree is Idaho State University. Roughly 12,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,928 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,982 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 81 people received their master's degree in allied health from ISU. Of these students, 63% were women and 12% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Nursing 51,213
Public Health 15,589
Health/Medical Admin Services 13,435
Mental & Social Health Services 13,051
Rehabilitation Professions 9,279

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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