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Master’s Degree in Mental & Social Health Services

13,051 Yearly Graduations
$40,100 Median Salary
$55,437 Median Debt
A master's degree in mental health services is offered at 367 colleges in the United States. This degree is more popular with female students, and about 39% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 1.9% of mental health services graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Mental Health Services Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 13,051 students earned their master's degree in mental health services. This makes it the 15th most popular master's degree program in the country.

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 13,051
Associate’s Degree 4,241
Basic Certificate 3,502
Bachelor’s Degree 3,127
Undergraduate Certificate 2,551
Graduate Certificate 988
Doctor’s Degree 283

Earnings of Mental Health Services Majors With Master’s Degree

The median salary for graduates holding a master's degree in mental health services is $40,100. A lot of factors can contribute to this number, such as the location of your workplace and the availability of other perks and bonuses.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $37,150 to a high of $42,475.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a master's degree in mental health services is $55,437. 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, $68,350 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $42,775.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $646.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their master's degree in mental health services. About 83.4% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 2,163
Women 10,888
Gender Diversity of Master's Degree in Mental Health Services

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 350
Black or African American 2,350
Hispanic or Latino 1,871
White 6,743
International Students 253
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,484
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Mental Health Services Master's Degree Students

There are 367 colleges that offer a master’s degree in mental health services. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Liberty University

Lynchburg, Virginia
1,253 Yearly Graduations
81% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Liberty University tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for mental health services majors who are seeking their master's degree. Each year, around 75,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,417 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,980 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 1,253 master's degree were handed out to mental health services majors at Liberty University. About 81% of this group were women, and 39% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

Grand Canyon University

Phoenix, Arizona
1,051 Yearly Graduations
82% Women
47% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Grand Canyon University comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degree in mental health services. Roughly 83,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $16,419 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,175 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 1,051 master's degree were handed out to mental health services majors at Grand Canyon University. Of these students, 82% were women and 47% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#3

Capella University

Minneapolis, Minnesota
753 Yearly Graduations
83% Women
41% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Capella University is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in mental health services. Roughly 36,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,148 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,767 per year.

The mental health services program at Capella University awarded 753 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 83% of this group were women, and 41% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#4

Walden University

Minneapolis, Minnesota
494 Yearly Graduations
84% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Walden University comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degree in mental health services. Each year, around 49,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,428 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,039 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 494 people received their master's degree in mental health services from Walden University. Of these students, 84% were women and 38% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#5

Michigan State University

East Lansing, Michigan
221 Yearly Graduations
87% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for mental health services majors who are seeking their master's degree is Michigan State University. Roughly 50,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,555 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,858 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 221 people received their master's degree in mental health services from Michigan State. Of these students, 87% were women and 20% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

Florida State University

Tallahassee, Florida
219 Yearly Graduations
89% Women
41% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Florida State University is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in mental health services. Each year, around 41,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,640 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,684 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 219 master's degree were handed out to mental health services majors at Florida State. Around 41% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 89% were women.

#7

Lesley University

Cambridge, Massachusetts
200 Yearly Graduations
91% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for mental health services majors who are seeking their master's degree is Lesley University. Each year, around 4,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $28,500 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,540 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 200 people received their master's degree in mental health services from Lesley. Of these students, 91% were women and 20% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#8

Brandman University

Irvine, California
164 Yearly Graduations
79% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Brandman University comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degree in mental health services. Roughly 7,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,000 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,880 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 164 people received their master's degree in mental health services from Brandman. Of these students, 79% were women and 42% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#9

Northcentral University

San Diego, California
158 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for mental health services majors who are seeking their master's degree is Northcentral University. Each year, around 10,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,064 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,983 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 158 people received their master's degree in mental health services from Northcentral University. Around 39% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 88% were women.

#10

New Mexico Highlands University

Las Vegas, New Mexico
155 Yearly Graduations
83% Women
66% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th most popular school in the country for mental health services majors who are seeking their master's degree is New Mexico Highlands University. Each year, around 3,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,440 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,112 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 155 master's degree were handed out to mental health services majors at New Mexico Highlands University. About 83% of this group were women, and 66% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#11

Nova Southeastern University

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
154 Yearly Graduations
87% Women
60% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Nova Southeastern University comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degree in mental health services. Roughly 20,700 attend the school each year. 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 154 people received their master's degree in mental health services from Nova Southeastern University. Of these students, 87% were women and 60% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#12

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, Maryland
150 Yearly Graduations
83% Women
34% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for mental health services majors who are seeking their master's degree is Johns Hopkins University. Roughly 25,100 attend the school each year. 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, 150 people received their master's degree in mental health services from Johns Hopkins. Around 34% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 83% were women.

135 Yearly Graduations
79% Women

Inter American University of Puerto Rico - Metro is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in mental health services. Roughly 8,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,840 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $3,870 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 135 people received their master's degree in mental health services from Inter American University of Puerto Rico - Metro. Of these students, 79% were women and 100% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#14

Florida Atlantic University

Boca Raton, Florida
123 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
46% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 14th most popular school in the country for mental health services majors who are seeking their master's degree is Florida Atlantic University. Each year, around 30,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $2,522 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,467 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 123 master's degree were handed out to mental health services majors at FAU. Of these students, 88% were women and 46% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#15

Cambridge College

Boston, Massachusetts
122 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
64% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 15th most popular school in the country for mental health services majors who are seeking their master's degree is Cambridge College. Roughly 2,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $16,164 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,731 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 122 people received their master's degree in mental health services from Cambridge College. Around 64% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 80% were women.

#16

Touro University Worldwide

Los Alamitos, California
115 Yearly Graduations
79% Women
37% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Touro University Worldwide comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degree in mental health services. Each year, around 1,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,400 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,000 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 115 master's degree were handed out to mental health services majors at TUW. Of these students, 79% were women and 37% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#17

Lamar University

Beaumont, Texas
113 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
62% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Lamar University comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degree in mental health services. Roughly 14,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,032 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,324 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 113 master's degree were handed out to mental health services majors at Lamar University. Around 62% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 88% were women.

#18

Lindenwood University

Saint Charles, Missouri
110 Yearly Graduations
84% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Lindenwood University comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degree in mental health services. Each year, around 10,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $18,000 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,000 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 110 master's degree were handed out to mental health services majors at Lindenwood University. Of these students, 84% were women and 19% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#19

University of Phoenix - California

Costa Mesa, California
104 Yearly Graduations
85% Women
57% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Phoenix - California comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degree in mental health services. Roughly 9,800 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 104 people received their master's degree in mental health services from UOPX - California. About 85% of this group were women, and 57% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

98 Yearly Graduations
86% Women
53% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 20th most popular school in the country for mental health services majors who are seeking their master's degree is The University of Texas at San Antonio. Each year, around 30,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,510 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,771 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 98 master's degree were handed out to mental health services majors at UTSA. Around 53% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 86% were women.

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Nursing 51,213
Public Health 15,589
Health/Medical Admin Services 13,435
Allied Health Professions 10,882
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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