Samford University - Master's Degree

Samford University is a top-ranked private higher education institution from Birmingham, Alabama that offers a variety of baccalaureate majors and minors, as well as master's programs across ten schools. Samford University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

  • Average Tuition USD 45,000
  • Acceptance Rate 60%
  • Students 4,933
  • International Students 2.2%
  • Scholarships Yes
  • Student-Faculty Ratio 12:1

School Description

Samford University was founded by The Alabama Baptist State Convention in 1841 as the Howard College, named after John Howard, an English reformer from the 18th century. At the time, it only admitted men, but 55 years later, it produced its first female graduate following the institution's move to East Lake. After subsequent relocation, it finally achieved university status in 1965 as Samford University. Its namesake, Frank Park Samford, Sr., was an insurance executive and long time trustee of the university.

Today, up to 47 states and 29 foreign countries are represented by over 5,000 students enrolled in the university's 10 schools through which it offers over 150 baccalaureate majors and minors, as well as over 30 master's degree programs in areas of arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, law, nursing, pharmacy, and health. Its Birmingham campus is located on a 200-acres of manicured land that boasts of 50 Georgian-Colonial buildings, several recreational facilities, and 28 on-campus residence halls that accommodates over 2,000 students.

Master Programs

  • 800 Lakeshore Dr, Birmingham, AL 35229, United States

    Accountancy

    USD 18,673 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the profession or duties of an accountant. The curriculum focuses on the process by which financial information about a business is recorded, classified, summarised, interpreted and communicated

  • 800 Lakeshore Dr, Birmingham, AL 35229, United States

    Anaesthetics

    USD 18,673 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to use computer applications and related visual and sound imaging techniques to manipulate images and information originating as film, video, still photographs, digital copy, soundtracks, and physical objects in order to communicate messages simulating real-world content. Includes instruction in specialized camerawork and equipment operation and maintenance, image capture, computer programming, dubbing, CAD applications, and applications to specific commercial, industrial, and entertainment needs.

  • 800 Lakeshore Dr, Birmingham, AL 35229, United States

    Business Administration

    USD 18,673 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. Includes instruction in management theory, human resources management and behavior, accounting and other quantitative methods, purchasing and logistics, organization and production, marketing, and business decision-making.

  • 800 Lakeshore Dr, Birmingham, AL 35229, United States

    Childhood Education

    USD 18,673 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the design and provision of teaching and other educational services to infant and pre-school age children with special learning needs or disabilities, and that prepares individuals to teach such students. Includes instruction in diagnosing learning disabilities, developing individual education plans, teaching and supervising special education students, special education counseling, and applicable laws and policies.

  • 800 Lakeshore Dr, Birmingham, AL 35229, United States

    Design

    USD 18,673 Tuition Fee

    A program in the applied visual arts that focuses on the general principles and techniques for effectively communicating ideas and information, and packaging products, in digital and other formats to business and consumer audiences, and that may prepare individuals in any of the applied art media.

  • 800 Lakeshore Dr, Birmingham, AL 35229, United States

    Education

    USD 18,673 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the theory and practice of learning and teaching, and related research, administrative and support services.

  • 800 Lakeshore Dr, Birmingham, AL 35229, United States

    Environmental Studies

    USD 18,673 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on environment-related issues using scientific, social scientific, or humanistic approaches or a combination. Includes instruction in the basic principles of ecology and environmental science and related subjects such as policy, politics, law, economics, social aspects, planning, pollution control, natural resources, and the interactions of human beings and nature.

  • 800 Lakeshore Dr, Birmingham, AL 35229, United States

    Health Administration

    USD 18,673 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to develop, plan, and manage health care operations and services within health care facilities and across health care systems. Includes instruction in planning, business management, financial management, public relations, human resources management, health care systems operation and management, health care resource allocation and policy making, health law and regulations, and applications to specific types of health care services.

  • 800 Lakeshore Dr, Birmingham, AL 35229, United States

    Law

    USD 18,673 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of law, for taking state and national bar examinations, and for advanced research in jurisprudence. Includes instruction in the theory and practice of the legal system, including the statutory, administrative, and judicial components of civil and criminal law.

  • 800 Lakeshore Dr, Birmingham, AL 35229, United States

    Leadership

    USD 18,673 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on leadership skills that can be applied to a business, government, non-profit, or educational setting. Includes instruction in organizational planning, dynamics of leadership, finance, team building, conflict resolution and mediation, communication and other management skills.

  • 800 Lakeshore Dr, Birmingham, AL 35229, United States

    Music

    USD 18,673 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the knowledge and skills associated with personal music appreciation, the playing of a musical instrument, singing or recreational composition. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

  • 800 Lakeshore Dr, Birmingham, AL 35229, United States

    Music Education

    USD 18,673 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the introductory study and appreciation of music and the performing arts. Includes instruction in music, dance, and other performing arts media.

  • 800 Lakeshore Dr, Birmingham, AL 35229, United States

    Nursing

    USD 18,673 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals in the knowledge, techniques and procedures for promoting health, providing care for sick, disabled, infirmed, or other individuals or groups. Includes instruction in the administration of medication and treatments, assisting a physician during treatments and examinations, Referring patients to physicians and other health care specialists, and planning education for health maintenance.

  • 800 Lakeshore Dr, Birmingham, AL 35229, United States

    Nutrition Science

    USD 18,673 Tuition Fee

    A scientific program that focuses on the utilization of food for human growth and metabolism, in both normal and dysfunctional states, from the interdisciplinary perspective of the agricultural, human, biological, and biomedical sciences. Includes instruction in food science, biochemistry, physiology, dietetics, food and nutrition studies, biotechnology, biophysics, and the clinical sciences.

  • 800 Lakeshore Dr, Birmingham, AL 35229, United States

    Public Health

    USD 18,673 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares registered nurses to promote health and provide preventive and curative nursing services for groups or communities under the supervision of a public health agency. Includes instruction in community and rural health, family therapy and intervention, disease prevention, health education, and community health assessment.

  • 800 Lakeshore Dr, Birmingham, AL 35229, United States

    Respiratory Therapy

    USD 18,673 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to administer general respiratory care procedures under the supervision of respiratory therapists in a variety of clinical settings. Includes instruction in patient data collection and monitoring, airway management, installation of nebulizers and other respiratory assistance devices, application and monitoring of breathing gases, equipment operation and maintenance, safety and sanitation procedures, and applicable regulations.

  • 800 Lakeshore Dr, Birmingham, AL 35229, United States

    Social Work

    USD 18,673 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the professional practice of social welfare administration and counseling, and that focus on the study of organized means of providing basic support services for vulnerable individuals and groups. Includes instruction in social welfare policy; case work planning; social counseling and intervention strategies; administrative procedures and regulations; and specific applications in areas such as child welfare and family services, probation, employment services, and disability counseling.

  • 800 Lakeshore Dr, Birmingham, AL 35229, United States

    Theology

    USD 18,673 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the beliefs and doctrine of a particular religious faith from the intramural point of view of that faith. Includes instruction in systematic theology, historical theology, moral theology, doctrinal studies, dogmatics, apologetics, and applications to specific questions of ecclesiastical polity and religious life.

  • 800 Lakeshore Dr, Birmingham, AL 35229, United States

    Vocal Performance

    USD 18,673 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to master the human voice and performing art as solo and/or ensemble performers in concert, choir, opera, or other forms of singing. Includes instruction in voice pedagogy, diction, vocal physiology and exercise, expressive movement, repertoire, recital, and personal style development.

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  • Minimum GPA 3.00
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL 90
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.50
  • Minimum SAT 1150
  • Minimum ACT 23
  • Average SAT Score 1678

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    Established in 1841

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    Samford University ranked 4th among the Top Regional Universities in the South according to the U.S. News & World Report.

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          • Testimony
            1998-2001, Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

            Very Classical University

            Samford University is a great school that gives a very classical approach to furthering the education across disciplines. You will not go wrong by placing your higher education into the hands of this faculty and its programs.

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            1994-1997, BA

            Impressive Student and Alumni Support

            The faculty and staff at Samford are truly committed to the success of each student. The alumni relations team is committed to continuing the relationship after graduation. I would highly recommend Samford University.

          • Testimony
            2009-2013, Bachelor of Science (BS)

            Amazing dedication to students and their future endeavors

            Samford faculty are dedicated to the success of their students, both academically and personally. They truly desire to get you to where you want to be. I felt incredibly prepared for the next step in my graduate field due to the challenging nature of the classroom setting.