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5 Quality Master's Degrees You Can Earn Online

Deciding to earn your master's degree is a big career step for any student, regardless of the field of study. Luckily there are many opportunities to earn a degree while working full- or part-time, from anywhere and on your own time.

Online graduate programs are a benefit of studying at SDSU. And many of the programs offered boast particularly high levels of success for their graduates.

Agricultural Education

Studying to earn a master's degree in agricultural education through SDSU's online program brings with it preparation for successful careers in the nonprofit and for-profit agricultural sector, as well as combines methodology of both educational and professional settings for a comprehensive agricultural education experience.

  • National Avg. Starting Salary: $42,000*
  • Potential Career Paths:
    • Extension Agent
    • Agriculture Educator
    • Farm or Ranch Manager

Chemical Education

Earning an online master's in chemical education through SDSU affords you the skills required to engage your future students with remarkable classroom experiences, as well as allows students to develop unique laboratory activities and research strategies to collect, analyze and report data obtained from the classroom.

  • National Avg. Starting Salary: $47,500**
  • Potential Career Paths:
    • Chemistry Professor
    • Chemical Information Management Specialist
    • High School Chemistry Teacher

Family Financial Planning

Through its Human Sciences department, SDSU's online graduate program for family financial planning offers students eligibility to sit for the CFP® Certification Examination, as well as progresses through core areas of focus, including insurance, taxation, investing and retirement.

  • National Avg. Starting Salary: $47,787**
  • Potential Career Paths:
    • Financial Analyst
    • Retirement Planner
    • Real Estate Agent

Public Health

Earning a degree in public health through SDSU's online program offers an emphasis on rural public health, as well as focuses on five core areas of public health, including biostatistics, epidemiology, health services administration, social and behavioral sciences and environmental health.

  • National Avg. Starting Salary: $50,713**
  • Potential Career Paths:
    • Health and Safety Engineer
    • Environmental Scientist
    • Healthcare Administrator


The online master's degree for nursing at SDSU offers relevant, comprehensive training, as well as a choice of three potential specializations, including clinical nursing leadership, family nurse practice and nurse education.

  • National Avg. Starting Salary: $83,854**
  • Potential Career Paths:
    • Nurse Practitioner
    • Nurse Midwife
    • Nurse Administrator

All online programs are administered by on-campus SDSU professors. These quality courses are available any time of day, wherever you are located. Make an impact—on yourself, your family and your world—and check out all of the online graduate programs SDSU has to offer.

*Average by National FFA Organization
**Averages by Payscale.com

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