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An undergrad college degree can be a good foundation for a successful career.  However, a graduate degree can go beyond that, offering solid benefits in concrete financial terms as well as other more subtle ways.   Generally, the main advantages of a graduate degree can be summarized as follows:

  • Better advancement opportunities  -  In many professions, a graduate degree is a prerequisite for some jobs.  This is especially true for leadership positions in management or on a technical track.
  • Higher Salary -  A graduate degree generally leads to a significant increase in salary. Statistically, this averages around 30% compared to a college degree.
  • Higher Recognition - A graduate degree shows your commitment to your career and is a reflects your work ethic as well as your competence. This can have a great impact on everyday work life as well as on your resume.   
  • Personal satisfaction - A graduate degree can give you a deeper understanding of your work and can provide you with an extra sense of accomplishment.

Boston is a great city for going to graduate school. It is not just a fun and attractive city, but also offers an amazing array of graduate schools and programs and many of them are nationally recognized for their excellence.

 

Graduate Schools in Boston

The following Boston schools specialize in graduate degrees.  The schools are listed by size, not rank. 

Graduate School Tuition Selectivity Size Location Graduate Programs
Cambridge College Low Tuition Open Admission Medium Size College City Location DegreeMSDoctorate Degree
Popular Graduate Programs: Business Administration and Management, Counseling Psychology, Education, Education Management and Administration, Health Care Management and Administration

MCPHS University

Medium Tuition  Medium Selective Medium Size College City Location Bachelor's DegreeDegreeMSDoctorate Degree
Popular Graduate Programs: Dental Hygiene, Nursing, Pharmacy Administration, Physician Assistant, Radiologist Assistant
New England College of Optometry High Tuition No Info Small College City Location DegreeMSDoctorate Degree
Popular Graduate Programs: Optometry, Vision Science

William James College

Medium Tuition No Info Small College Metro Boston Location DegreeMSDoctorate Degree
Popular Graduate Programs: Clinica Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Organizational Psychology, Psychology, School Psychology

Boston Graduate School of

Psychoanalysis

Low Tuition No Info Small College City Location DegreeMSDoctorate Degree
Popular Graduate Programs: Psychoanalysis

Graduate Schools in Boston  -  Universities

The following Boston universities offer graduate degrees.  The schools are listed by size, not rank. 

Graduate School Tuition Selectivity Size Location Graduate Programs
Boston Unversity High Tuition Medium Selective Large College City Location DegreeMSDoctorate Degree
Popular Graduate Programs: Architecture, Arts, Behavioural, Business, Communications, Computer Science, Education, Engineering, Health and Medical, Hospitality, Humanities, Languages, Law, Law Enforcement, Law, Legal Studies, Public Administration, Science, Social Sciences, Theology
Harvard University High Tuition Very Selective Large College City Location

DegreeMSDoctorate Degree

Popular Graduate Programs: Architecture, Arts,  Business, Communications, Computer Science, Educations, Engineering, Health and Medical, Languages, Law, Psychology, Public Administration, Science, Social Sciences, Theology

Northeastern University High Tuition Very Selective Large College City Location

DegreeMSDoctorate Degree

Popular Graduate Programs: Architecture,  Business, Communications, Computer Science, Education, Engineering, Health and Medical, Humanities, Languages, Law Enforcement, Law, Psychology, Public Administration, Science, Social Sciences,

University of Massachusetts Low Tuition Somewhat Selective Large College Metro Boston Location DegreeMSDoctorate Degree
Popular Graduate Programs: Arts,  Business, Computer Science, Educations, English, Law, Nursing, Humanities, Languages, Psychology, Public Administration, Science, Social Sciences
Boston College High Tuition Very Selective Large College City Location DegreeMSDoctorate Degree
Popular Graduate Programs:  Business, Education, English, Nursing, Languages, Law, Psychology, Public Administration, Science, Social Sciences, Theology
MIT High Tuition Very Selective Large College City Location

DegreeMSDoctorate Degree
Popular Graduate Programs: Architecture, Business, Communications, Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, Science


Bridgewater State University Low Tuition Somewhat Selective Large College Suburban Boston Location

DegreeMS
Popular Graduate Programs: Popular:  Athletic Trainer, Behavioral Sciences, Business, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Education, English, Social Sciences

Tufts University High Tuition Very Selective Large College City Location DegreeMSDoctorate Degree
Popular Graduate Programs: Arts,  Business, Child Development, Computer Science, Dental, Economics, Nursing, Medicine, Education, Engineering, Humanities, Languages, Law, Psychology, Public Administration, Sciences, Social Sciences
Salem State University Low Tuition SelectivityOne15x15 Large College Suburban Boston Location DegreeMS
Popular Graduate Programs: Criminal Justice, Education,  English Literature, Mathematics, Nursing, History, Psychology, Social Work, Writing
Suffolk University Medium Tuition Somewhat Selective Large College City Location DegreeMSDoctorate Degree
Popular Graduate Programs: Accounting, Business, Computer Science, Counseling, Economics, Education, Ethics,  Health Care Administration,  Graphic Design, History, Interior Design, International Relations, Law, Public Administration, Political Science, Psychology,
Framingham State University Low Tuition Medium Selective Medium Size College Suburban Boston Location

DegreeMS
Popular Graduate Programs: Business, Dietitian, Education, Health Care Administration, Psychology, Public Administration

Brandeis University High Tuition Very Selective Medium Size College Metro Boston Location DegreeMSDoctorate Degree

Popular Graduate Programs: Business, Computer Science, Economics, Education, Genetic Counseling, Linguistics, History, Finance, IT, Languages (Classic), Music,  Psychology, Public Administration, Public Policy, Sciences,  Social Sciences
Lesley University Medium Tuition Medium Selective Medium Size College City Location DegreeMSDoctorate Degree
Popular Graduate Programs: Art Therapy, Counseling Psychology, Ecology, Education, Environmental Sciences, Fine Studio Art, Liberal Arts, Music Therapy, Photography, Writing


 Graduate Schols in Boston  - Colleges

The following Boston colleges offer graduate degrees.  The schools are listed by size, not rank. 

Graduate School Tuition Selectivity Size Location Graduate Programs
Endicott College Medium Tuition Medium Selective Medium Size College Suburban Boston Location DegreeMS
Popular Graduate Programs: Biotechnology, Business Administration and Management, Education, Elementary Education, Nursing Administration, IT, Psychology,
Simmons College Medium Tuition Medium Selective Medium Size College City Location DegreeMSDoctorate Degree
Popular Graduate Programs:  Applied Behavioural Analysis, Business Administration and Management, Communications, Ethnic-Gender and Group Studies, Education, History, English Language and Literature, Library Information Science, Nursing, Nutrition, MBA, Political Science, Social Work
Emerson College High Tuition Medium Selective Medium Size College City Location DegreeMS
Popular Graduate Programs: Communications, Corporate Communications, Drama and Dance Teacher, International Marketing, Marketing, Speech Pathology, Writing
Wentworth Institute of Technology Medium Tuition Medium Selective Medium Size College City Location DegreeMS
Popular Graduate Programs: Architecture, Construction ManagementDegreeEmpty
Curry College Medium Tuition Medium Selective Medium Size College Metro Boston Location

DegreeMS
Popular Graduate Programs: Business Administration and Management, Curriculum and Instruction, Law Enforcement Administration, MBA, Nursing

Merrimack College Medium Tuition Medium Selective Medium Size College Suburban Boston Location DegreeMS
Popular Graduate Programs: Business Administration and Management, Education, Education Management and Administration, Human Resources,
Emmanuel College Medium Tuition Medium Selective Medium Size College City Location

DegreeMS
Popular Graduate Programs: Business Administration and Management,

Lasell College Medium Tuition Somewhat Selective Small College Metro Boston Location DegreeMS 
Popular Graduate Programs: Management, Education
Gordon College Medium Tuition Medium Selectivity Small College Suburban Boston Location DegreeMS
Popular Graduate Programs: Curriculum and Instruction, Education Management and Administration, Music Teacher
Regis College Medium Tuition Somewhat Selective Small College Metro Boston Location DegreeMSDoctorate Degree
Popular Graduate Programs: Communications,  Education, Nursing, Special Education
Eastern Nazarene College Medium Tuition Medium Selective Small College Metro Boston Location DegreeMS
Popular Graduate Programs: Business Administration and Management, Counseling Psychology, Business, Education
Wheelock College Medium Tuition Medium Selective Small College City Location DegreeMS
Popular Graduate Programs: Education, Organizational Leadership, Social Work
Mount Ida College Medium Tuition Medium Selective Small College Metro Boston Location DegreeMS
Popular Graduate Programs:Business Administration and Management,
Pine Manor College Medium Tuition Medium Selective Small College Metro Boston Location DegreeMS
Popular Graduate Programs: Fine Art

 

 

Graduate Schools in Boston - Business Schools

The following Boston business schools offer graduate programs.  The schools are listed by size, not rank.  For more information about Boston colleges with business majors click here.

 

Graduate School Tuition Selectivity Size Location Graduate programs
Bentley University High Tuition Very Selective Medium Size College Metro Boston Location DegreeMSDoctorate Degree
Popular Graduate Programs: Accounting, Administration and Management, Entrepreneurship, Finance, General Business, International Busines, IT, Marketing, MBA Operations Management, Statistics, Taxation
Babson College High Tuition Very Selective Medium Size College Metro Boston Location DegreeMS
Popular Graduate Programs: Accounting, Business Administration and Management, MBA
Hult International Business School High Tuition Very Selective Small College City Location DegreeMS
Popular Graduate Programs: Business Administration and Management, International Business, MBA
Northeastern D'Amore McKim School of Business High Tuition Very Selective Medium Size College City Location DegreeMS
Popular Graduate Programs: Accounting, Business, Business Administration and Management, Entrepreneurship, Finance, International Business, Management, MBA, Nonprofit, Organizational Leadership, Taxation
Boston University School of Management High Tuition Medium Selective Small College City Location DegreeMS
Popular Graduate Programs:  Banking, Business Administration and Management, Financial Planning, Human Resources, Insurance, International Business, Management Information Systems, Management, Marketing, MBA
Harvard Business School High Tuition Very Selective Small College City Location Doctorate Degree
Popular Graduate Programs: Business, Business Administration and Management, Business Economics, Management Information Systems, MBA, Organizational Behavior
Boston College Caroll School of Management High Tuition Very Selective Small College Metro Boston Location DegreeMSDoctorate Degree
Popular Graduate Programs:  Accounting, Administration and Management, Business Economics, Finance, MBA, Operations
Suffolk Business School Medium Tuition Medium Selective Small College City Location

DegreeMS
Popular Graduate Programs: Accounting, Administration and Management, Entrepreneurship, Finance, International Business, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, MBA, Nonprofit, Organizational Behavior, Taxation

MIT Sloan School of Management High Tuition Very Selective Small College City Location DegreeMSDoctorate Degree
Popular Graduate Programs: General Business, MBA
UMASS College of Management Low Tuition Medium Selective Small College Metro Boston Location DegreeMS
Popular Graduate Programs: Accounting, Administration and Management, Finance, International Business, MBA

 

Graduate Schools in Boston - Art, Architecture and Music Schools

The following Boston colleges offer graduate programs in art, architecture, and music.  The schools are listed by size, not rank.  Please check the website of each school for exact information. For details about Boston colleges offering art majors, click here.

Graduate School Tuition Selectivity Size Location Graduate Programs
Emerson College High Tuition Medium Selective Medium Size College City Location DegreeMS
Popular Graduate Programs: Broadcasting, Communications,  Corporate Communications, Drama and Dance Teacher,  International Marketing, Journalism, Marketing, Publishing, Speech Pathology
Massachusetts College of Art and Design Low Tuition Medium Selective Medium Size College City Location DegreeMS
Popular Graduate Programs: Architecture, Art Teacher, Design, Film-Video-Photography, Fine Studio Art
Boston Architectural College Medium Tuition Open  Small College City Location DegreeMS
Popular Graduate Programs: Architecture, Environmental Design and Architecture, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston High Tuition Medium Selective Small College City Location DegreeMS
Popular Graduate Programs: Fine Studio Art
Berklee College of Music High Tuition  Medium Selective Medium Size College City Location DegreeMS
Popular Graduate Programs: Music, Music Performance, Music  Business, Music Technology
New England Conservatory High Tuition Very Selective Small College City Location DegreeMSDoctorate Degree
Popular Graduate Programs: Music, Music Pedagogy, Music Performance
Boston Conservatory High Tuition Very Selective Small College City Location DegreeMS
Popular Graduate Programs: Music, Musical Theatre
Longy School of Music of Bard College Medium Tuition Open Admission Small College City Location DegreeMS
Popular Graduate Programs: Music, Music Pedagogy, Music Performance, Music Theory and Composition

 

Graduate Schools in Boston  - Law Schools

The following Boston law schools offer professional degrees.  The schools are listed by size, not rank.   For more details on Boston area law schools click here.

Graduate School Tuition Selectivity Size Location Professional Programs
Harvard School of Law High Tuition Very Selective Small College City Location JD DegreeLLM DegreeSFD Degree
Popular Graduate Programs: Law
Suffolk University Law School Medium Tuition Somewhat Selective Small College City Location JD DegreeLLM DegreeSFD Degree
Popular Graduate Programs: Law
New England Law Boston High Tuition Somewhat Selective Small College City Location JD DegreeLLM Degree
Popular Graduate Programs: Law

Boston University Law School

Medium Tuition  Very Selective Small College City Location JD DegreeLLM Degree
Popular Graduate Programs: Law
Boston College Law School High Tuition Very Selective Small College Metro Boston Location JD DegreeLLM Degree
Popular Graduate Programs: Law

Northeastern School of Law

High Tuition Very Selective Small College City Location JD DegreeLLM Degree
Popular Graduate Programs: Law
Massachusetts School of Law Low Tuition Somewhat Selective Small College Suburban Boston Location JD Degree
Popular Graduate Programs: Law

 

Graduate Schools in Boston Theological and Bible Colleges

The following Boston schools of religion offer graduate degrees.  The schools are listed by size, not rank.  For more details on colleges with theology majors please click here.

Graduate School Tuition Selectivity Size Location Graduate Programs
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminar Low Tuition  No Info Small College Suburban Boston Location DegreeMSDoctorate Degree
Popular Graduate Programs: Master of Divinity, Missionary Studies, Pastoral Studies, Religious Education, Theology, Ministerial Studies
Northpoint Bible College Low Tuition  Open Admission Small College Suburban Boston Location DegreeMS
Andover Newton Theological School Low Tuition  No Info Small College Metro Boston Location DegreeMSDoctorate Degree
Popular Graduate Programs: Master of Divinity, Theology, Ministerial Studies

Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox

School of Theology

Low Tuition  Open Admission Small College Metro Boston Location DegreeMS
Popular Graduate Programs: Theology, Theology, Ministerial Studies

Hebrew College

Low Tuition Open Admission Small College Metro Boston Location DegreeMS
Popular Graduate Programs: Rabbinical Studies

Saint John's Seminary

Low Tuition Open Admission Small College City Location DegreeMS
Popular Graduate Programs, Master of Divinity, Lay Minister, Theology

Episcopal Divinity School

Low Tuition  No Info Small College City Location  DegreeMSDoctorate Degree
Popular Graduate Programs, Master of Divinity, Theology,

Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary

Low Tuition  No Info Small College Metro Boston Location DegreeMS