A guide to Washington-area graduate business degree programs

Jeffrey MacMillan/Capital Business - David A. Thomas, dean of the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University.

The Washington region has over 35 higher education institutions that offer post-bachelor programs for people interested in studying business. In addition to the standard MBA, there are many other master’s and doctoral-level business programs. Schools marked with an asterisk (*) are for-profit institutions; tuition numbers are base rates only and do not include fees.

Guide compiled by Shawn Selby

(Sarah L. Voisin/THE WASHINGTON POST) - Catholic University of America, in Northeast D.C., offers three business-related master’s degrees.

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AMERICAN UNIVERSITY

Kogod School of Business

4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW

Washington, DC 20016

202-885-1000

www.american.edu/kogod

Degrees offered: MBA; professional MBA; M.S. degrees in accounting, finance, real estate, sustainability management and taxation; M.A./MBA dual; MBA/J.D. dual; L.L.M/MBA dual.

Campus location: Washington.

Types of programs: Full time; part time.

Requirements: bachelor's degree from an accredited institution; valid GMAT/GRE score; full-time professional work experience (for MBA and professional MBA).

Tuition: $15,721 full time per semester; $1,201 per credit hour part time.

ARGOSY UNIVERSITY*

1550 Wilson Blvd, Suite 600

Arlington, VA 22209

703-526-5800

www.argosy.edu

Degrees offered: Doctor of Business Administration; MBA; Master of Public Administration; M.S. degrees in human resource management, management, nonprofit management, organizational leadership and service sector management.

Campus location: Arlington.

Types of programs: Full time; part time.

Requirements: MBA or management-related master’s degree, master’s GPA of 3.0 and three years of professional work experience for DBA program; bachelor's degree from an accredited institution and a 2.7 GPA for MBA, MPA and M.S. programs.

Tuition: $57,563 for DBA program; $25,398 for MBA, MPA and M.S. in management programs; $21,165 for the other M.S. programs.

BOSTON UNIVERSITY METROPOLITAN COLLEGE

Henderson Hall Multipurpose

Building 29, Room 204B

1555 S. Southgate Rd.

Arlington, VA 22214

703-614-1096

www.bu.edu/met

Degrees offered: M.S. in leadership.

Campus location: Arlington.

Types of programs: Full time; part time.

Requirements: Open to military personnel, retirees and their families as well as employees of Defense Department contractors; bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.

Tuition: $560 per credit hour.

BOWIE STATE UNIVERSITY

14000 Jericho Park Rd.

Bowie, MD 20715

877-77-BOWIE

www.bowiestate.edu

Degrees offered: MBA; Master of Public Administration; M.S. in management information systems.

Campus location: Bowie.

Types of programs: Full time; part time.

Requirements: bachelor's degree from an accredited institution; 2.5 GPA.

Tuition: $345 per credit hour in state; $653 per credit hour out of state.

CAPITOL COLLEGE

11301 Springfield Rd.

Laurel, MD 20708

800-950-1992

www.capitol-college.edu

Degrees offered: Doctor of Science in information assurance; MBA; M.S. degrees in information assurance and information and telecommunications systems management.

Campus location: Laurel.

Types of programs: DSc program is part time; MBA and M.S. programs are online only.

Requirements: Master’s degree in information assurance, computer science, information technology or related from an accredited institution; five years of related work experience for DSc in information assurance program.

Tuition: $721 per credit hour for DSc in information assurance program; $554 per credit hour for MBA and M.S. programs.

California University of Management and Sciences

Virginia Branch Campus

400 N. Washington St., Suite 200

Falls Church, VA 22046

703-663-8088

www.calums.edu/va

Degrees offered: MBA.

Campus location: Falls Church.

Types of programs: Full time; part time.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree from a recognized school.

Tuition: $250 per credit hour.

Catholic University of America

620 Michigan Ave. NE

Washington, DC 20064

202-319-5000

www.graduatestudies.cua.edu

Degrees offered: M.S. in management; M.A. degrees in human resource management and integral economic development management.

Campus location: Washington.

Types of programs: Full time; part time.

Requirements: bachelor's degree from an accredited institution; GMAT score of 520 for M.A. in integral economic development management program.

Tuition: $17,630 full time per semester or $1,380 per credit hour part time for M.A. in integral economic development management program; $755 per credit hour for M.S. in management and M.A. in human resource management programs.

Central Michigan University

Alexandria Center

1775 B Duke St.

Alexandria, VA 22314

703-684-9601

www.cel.mich.edu

Degrees offered: Master of Public Administration; M.S. degrees in acquisitions administration, general administration, human resources administration, information resource management, international administration, health services administration, and leadership.

Campus locations: Alexandria, Fort Belvoir, Fort Meade, Joint Base Andrews, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall and Arlington.

Types of programs: Full time; part time.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from college or university of recognized standing for MPA and MSA; 2.8 GPA and 18 credit hours in social science for MPA.

Tuition: $468 per credit hour ($288 for military members and associated people, $421 for parents of CMU students or alumni).

DeVry University*

Bethesda Center

4550 Montgomery Ave.

Suite 100 N

Bethesda, MD 20814

301-652-8477

www.devry.edu

Degrees offered: MBA; Master of Public Administration; master degrees in accounting and financial management, human resource management, project management, network and communication management, and information systems management.

Campus locations: Bethesda, Arlington, Manassas.

Types of programs: Full time; part time.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree from university-recognized institution.

Tuition: $38,930 for MBA program; $34,385 for accounting and financial management program; $36,500 for MPA, human resources management, information systems management, and network and communications management programs; $34,070 for project management program.

Florida Institute of Technology

National Capital Region Site

4875 Eisenhower Ave., Suite 200

Alexandria, VA 22304

703-751-4592

es.fit.edu

Degrees offered: MBA; M.S. degrees in acquisition and contract management, logistics management, management, project management and systems management.

Campus locations: Alexandria, Quantico.

Types of programs: Full time; part time.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from a recognized or accredited institution of higher education.

Tuition: $550 per credit hour.

George Mason University

School of Management

4400 University Dr.

MS 1B1, Enterprise Hall

Fairfax, VA 22030

703-993-1880

som.gmu.edu

Degrees offered: MBA; Global Executive MBA; National Defense Executive MBA; Master of Public Administration; M.S. degrees in accounting, management of secure information systems, real estate development, technology management, health systems management, organization development and knowledge management, international commerce and policy, and transportation policy, operation and logistics; Ph.D. in economics; M.A. in economics.

Campus locations: Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William

Types of programs: Full time; part time.

Requirements: Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution or recognized qualifications equivalent to a degree for all programs; seven years of full-time work experience and currently in a position of executive responsibility for executive MBA; other programs have specific requirement.

Tuition: $76,500 for Global Executive MBA program; $65,000 for National Defense Executive MBA program; $822 per credit hour ($1,181 out of state) for MBA; $822 per credit hour ($1,478 out of state) for M.S. in accounting; $1,378 per credit hour for M.S. in management of secure information systems program; $785 per credit hour ($889 out of state) for M.S. in real estate development program; $1,275 per credit hour for M.S. in technology management program; $561 per credit hour ($1,100 out of state) for MPA program; $461 per credit hour ($1,100 out of state) for Ph.D. and M.A. in economics programs.

George Washington University

GWU School of Business

2201 G St. NW, Duques Hall

Washington, DC 20051

202-994-6380

business.gwu.edu

Degrees offered: Ph.D. in Business Administration; MBA; Accelerated MBA; Global MBA; Healthcare MBA; Professional MBA; World Executive MBA; Master of Public Administration; Master of Accountancy; Ph.D. in economics; M.A. in economics; M.S. degrees in project management, finance, and tourism administration; executive M.S. degree in information technology; MBA/J.D., MBA/M.S. in project management and MBA/M.S. in finance dual degrees.

Campus location: Washington.

Types of programs: Full time; part time.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.

Tuition: $16,842 per year for Ph.D in Business Administration; $99,500 for World Executive MBA; $1,306 per credit hour for Global MBA, Professional MBA, Accelerated MBA, Healthcare MBA, MBA dual degree programs and M.S. in finance programs; $1,235 per credit hour for all other programs.

Georgetown University

McDonough School of Business

Rafik B. Hariri Building, Suite 390

37th and O Streets NW

Washington, DC 20057

202-687-4200

msb.georgetown.edu

Degrees offered: Ph.D. in Economics; MBA; M.A. in economics; Executive Master’s in Leadership.

Campus location: Washington.

Types of programs: Full time; part time.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution for all programs; two years work experience for full-time MBA; three years work experience for evening MBA; eight years of work experience for executive MBA and Executive Master’s in Leadership programs.

Tuition: $1,981 per credit hour for MBA;

$1,900 per credit hour for executive MBA;

$1,935 per credit hour for Executive Master’s in Leadership program.

Hood College

401 Rosemont Ave.

Frederick, MD 21701

301-696-3600

www.hood.edu/graduate

Degrees offered: MBA; M.S. in management of information technology.

Campus location: Frederick.

Types of programs: Full time; part time.

Requirements: Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution; 2.75 GPA.

Tuition: $375 per credit hour.

Howard University

School of Business

2600 6th St. NW

Washington, DC 20059

202-806-1546

www.bschool.howard.edu

Degrees offered: MBA; executive MBA; J.D./MBA dual; Ph.D in economics; M.A. degrees in public administration and economics.

Campus location: Washington.

Types of programs: Full time; part time.

Requirements: Bachelor's degree or equivalent from a nationally or regionally accredited college or university for all programs; seven years of professional work experience (with five of those years in management) and 2.8 GPA for executive MBA program.

Tuition: $13,747.50 per semester ($1,532 per credit hour if part time) for MBA program; $12,647.50 per semester ($1,405 per credit hour if part time) for other programs.

Johns Hopkins University

Carey Business School

100 International Dr.

Baltimore, MD 21202

410-234-9220

carey.jhu.edu

Degrees offered: MBA; executive MBA; M.S. degrees in finance and applied economics; M.A. degree in public management; MBA dual programs.

Campus location: Baltimore, Washington and Rockville.

Types of programs: Full time; part time.

Requirements: Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university.

Tuition: $48,400 per year for MBA; $28,625 per year for weekend MBA; $108,000 for executive MBA program; $1,061 per credit hour for part-time MBA and M.S. programs.

Kaplan University*

1390 Piccard Dr., Suite 100

Rockville, MD 20850

301-258-3800

rockville.kaplanuniversity.edd

Degrees offered: MBA; Master of Public Administration; Master of Health Care Administration; M.S. degrees in accounting, finance and management.

Campus location: Rockville.

Types of programs: Full time; part time.

Requirements: Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.

Tuition: $420 per credit hour for Master of Health Care Administration program; $369 per credit hour for Master of Public Administration; $441 for MBA and M.S. programs.

Loyola University Maryland

Sellinger School of Business

4501 N. Charles St.

Baltimore, MD 21210

410-617-2510

www.loyola.edu/sellinger

Degrees offered: MBA; executive MBA; Emerging Leaders MBA; M.S. in finance.

Campus locations: Baltimore, Columbia, Washington.

Types of programs: Full time; part time.

Requirements: Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.

Tuition: $850 per credit hour for MBA and M.S. in finance programs; $37,500 per year for executive MBA;$58,000 for Emerging Leaders MBA.

Marymount University

2807 N. Glebe Rd.

Arlington, VA 22207

703-522-5600

www.marymount.edu

Degrees offered: MBA; M.S. degrees in health care management and health promotion management; M.A. in human resource management.

Campus locations: Arlington, Reston.

Types of programs: Full time; part time.

Requirements: Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution

Tuition: $770 per credit hour.

Mount St. Mary’s University

16300 Old Emmitsburg Rd.

Emmitsburg, MD 21727

301-447-6122

www.msmary.edu

Degrees offered: MBA; Master of Health Administration.

Campus locations: Emmitsburg, Frederick.

Types of programs: Full time; part time.

Requirements: Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution

Tuition: $500 per credit hour.

Stratford University *

7777 Leesburg Pike

Falls Church, VA 22043

703-821-8570

www.stratford.edu

Degrees offered: MBA; International MBA; M.S. degrees in accounting, enterprise business management, and entrepreneurial management.

Campus locations: Falls Church, Woodbridge.

Types of programs: Full time; part time.

Requirements: Four-year bachelor's degree.

Tuition: $410 per credit hour.

Strayer University *

1133 15th St. NW, Suite 200

Washington, DC 20005

202-408-2400

www.strayer.edu

Degrees offered: MBA; Master of Public Administration; M.S. degrees in accounting, human resource management, health services administration, management.

Campus locations: Washington, Takoma Park, Arlington, Alexandria, Rockville, Suitland, Ashburn, Millersville, Woodbridge, Manassas, Fredericksburg.

Types of programs: Full time; part time.

Requirements: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university; 450 GMAT score or 1,000 GRE score or 2.75 GPA.

Tuition: $27,740 for all programs.

Towson University

8000York Rd.

Towson, MD 21252

410-704-2000

www.towson.edu

Degrees offered: MBA; M.S. degrees in accounting and business advisory services, human resource development, and supply chain management.

Campus location: Towson

Types of programs: Full time; part time.

Requirements: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.

Tuition: $596 per credit hour in-state, $865 out-of-state for MBA program; $337 per credit hour in-state, $709 per credit hour out-of-state for M.S. programs.

Trinity Washington University

125 Michigan Ave. NE

Washington, DC 20017

202-884-9000

www.trinitydc.edu

Degrees offered: MBA; M.S. in administration.

Campus location: Washington.

Types of programs: Full time; part time.

Requirements: Bachelor's degree from an appropriately accredited institution; 2.8 GPA

Tuition: $710 per credit hour for MBA; $670 per credit hour for M.S. in administration.

Universities at Shady Grove

9630 Gudelsky Dr.

Rockville, MD 20850

301-738-6000

www.shadygrove.umd.edu

Degrees offered: MBA; Doctor of Public Administration; Master of Public Administration; M.S. degrees in accounting, management, technology management, and health care administration; Master of Information Management.

Campus locations: Rockville.

Types of programs: Full time; part time.

Requirements: Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution for MBA and master degree programs.

Tuition: $1,425 per credit hour ($1,695 out of state) for MBA and M.S. in accounting programs; $458 per credit hour ($659 out of state) for M.S. in management, technology management, and health care administration; $525 per credit hour ($1,131 out of state) for Master of Information Management program; $589 per credit hour ($853 out of state) for Doctor of Public Administration and Master of Public Administration programs.

University of Management and Technology

901 Fort Myer Dr.

Arlington, VA 22209

703-516-0035

www.umtweb.edu

Degrees offered: Doctor of Business Administration; MBA; Master of Health Administration; Master of Public Administration; M.S. degrees in management, and engineering management.

Campus locations: Arlington.

Types of programs: Full time; part time.

Requirements: Undergraduate degree from an accredited program, 2.75 GPA and two years of work experience for all programs.

Tuition: $390 per credit hour.

University of Mary Washington

1301 College Ave.

Fredericksburg, VA 22401

540-654-1000

www.umw.edu

Degrees offered: MBA; M.S. in management information systems; MBA/MSMIS dual.

Campus locations: Frederick, Stafford.

Types of programs: Full time; part time.

Requirements: Bachelor's degree from regionally accredited university and 3.25 GPA for all programs.

Tuition: $405 per credit hour for Virginia residents ($805 per credit hour for nonresidents).

University of Maryland — College Park

The Graduate School

2123 Lee Building

College Park, MD 20742

800-245-GRAD

www.gradschol.umd.edu

Degrees offered: Ph.D. in business and management; MBA; executive MBA; M.S. degrees in accounting, finance, supply chain management; MBA/M.S. and MBA/Master of Social Work dual. M.A. in economics; executive Master of Public Management; Master of Public Policy; Master of Public Management; MBA/Master of Public Policy and J.D./Master of Public Policy dual; Master of Engineering and Public Policy; Master of Real Estate Development.

Campus location: College Park.

Types of programs: Full time; part time.

Requirements: Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution and a 3.0 GPA for all master degree programs.

Tuition: $525 per credit hour for Maryland residents ($1,131 per credit hour for nonresidents).

University of Maryland — University College

1616 McCormick Dr.

Largo, MD 20774

800-888-UMUC

www.umuc.edu

Degrees offered: Doctor of management; MBA; one-year MBA; M.S. degrees in accounting and financial management, accounting and information systems, financial management and information systems, accounting, financial management, management, acquisition and supply chain management, health administration informatics, health care administration, human resources management, nonprofit and association management, project management, technology management, and telecommunications management; Master’s of International Management; M.S./M.S. and M.S./MBA dual.

Campus locations: Adelphi, College Park, Dorsey, Frederick, Joint Base Andrews, Largo, Laurel, Hanover, Shady Grove, Washington.

Types of programs: Full time; part time.

Requirements: Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution for all master degree programs.

Tuition: $458 per credit hour for Maryland residents ($659 per credit hour for nonresidents) for master degree programs;

$694 per credit hour for MBA; $1,087 per credit hour for Doctor of Management;

and $1,181 per credit hour for one-year MBA.

University of North America *

8117 Leesburg Pike, Suite 201

Vienna, VA 22182

(571) 633-9651

www.uona.us

Degrees offered: Doctor of Business Administration; MBA.

Campus location: Vienna.

Types of programs: Full time; part time.

Requirements: Bachelor's degree or equivalent.

Tuition: $650 per credit hour for DBA; $370 per credit hour for MBA.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Kenan-Flagler Business School

300 Kenan Center Dr.

Chapel Hill, NC 27599

877-UNC-EMBA

www.kenan-flagler.unc.edu/programs
/emba/onemba

Degrees offered: MBA (OneMBA program).

Campus location: Leesburg.

Type of program: Part time.

Requirements: Bachelor's degree or equivalent and seven years of work experience.

Tuition: $99,950 for program.

University of Phoenix *

1625 W. Fountainhead Pkwy.

Tempe, AZ 85282

866.766.0766

www.phoenix.edu

Degrees offered: Doctor of Business Administration; Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership; MBA; Master of Management; Master of Public Administration; M.S. in accountancy;

Campus locations: Washington, Arlington, Greenbelt, Fairfax, Rockville, Reston, Columbia, Manassas.

Types of programs: Full time; part time.

Requirements: Bachelor's degree or equivalent.

Tuition: $795 for Doctor of Business Administration and Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership programs; $715 per credit hour for MBA, Master of Management, Master of Public Administration and M.S. in accountancy programs.

University of the District of Columbia

4200 Connecticut Ave. NW

Washington, DC 20008

202-274-5000

www.udc.edu

Degrees offered: MBA; Master of Public Administration.

Campus location: Washington.

Types of programs: Full time; part time.

Requirements: Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution and 2.5 GPA for MBA and MPA programs.

Tuition: $421 per credit hour for District residents, $810 per credit hour for nonresidents.

Virginia International University

3957 Pender Dr.

Fairfax, VA 22030

703-591-1844

www.viu.edu

Degrees offered: MBA.

Campus location: Fairfax.

Types of programs: Full time; part time.

Requirements: Bachelor's degree.

Tuition: $615 per credit hour.

Virginia Tech

Northern Virginia Center

7054 Haycock Rd., Suite 200

Falls Church, VA 22043

703-538-8327

www.ncr.vt.edu

Degrees offered: MBA; executive MBA; Master of Public Administration; Ph.D. in Public Administration.

Campus locations: Alexandria, Falls Church

Types of programs: Full time; part time.

Requirements: Bachelor's degree and eight years of professional experience for executive MBA; bachelor's degree, 3.0 GPA and 600 GMAT score for MBA.

Tuition: $79,500 for executive MBA; $618 per credit hour for Virginia residents ($1,161 per credit hour for nonresidents) for other graduate degrees.

Washington Adventist University

7600 Flower Ave.

Takoma Park, MD 20912

301-891-4000

www.wau.edu

Degrees offered: MBA; M.A. degree in health care administration; Master of Public Administration.

Campus location: Takoma Park.

Types of programs: Full time; part time.

Requirements: Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution and 2.75 GPA for all degrees offered.

Tuition: $560 per credit hour

Webster University

470 E. Lockwood Ave.

St. Louis, MO 63119

800-753-6765

www.webster.edu/dcmetro

Degrees offered: MBA; M.A. degrees in procurement and acquisitions management, business and organizational security management, human resources management, information technology management, and management and leadership.

Campus locations: Washington, Joint Base Andrews, Fort Belvoir.

Types of programs: Full time; part time.

Requirements: Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution and a 2.5 GPA.

Tuition: $420 per credit hour ($330 per credit hour if in military, civil service, a veteran or dependent).

 
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