Prepare for Employment

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Improve your marketability and meet emerging industry and societal needs with an advanced degree in the field of your choice. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. workers with a Master's degree earn on average nearly 20% more than those with a bachelor's degree. 

Here is how to advance your career

During times of economic uncertainty, pursuit of a graduate degree is an excellent way to position yourself for success. The key is to choose a graduate program that purposefully combines theoretical knowledge with real-world skills and experiences.

For each of the programs below, learn more about career optionssalary statistics and ten critical skills that employers are seeking in job prospects. Most importantly, see examples of how UB helps you gain the skills you need to land the job you want. 

  • Arts Management
    Position yourself for a successful and rewarding career where art meets the public by gaining foundational knowledge in areas such as law, finance, marketing and human resources.
  • Computational Linguistics
    Enter the red-hot human language technologies industry with an advanced degree in an interdisciplinary field that combines studies in studies in computer science, statistics, language, cognitive science, psycholinguistics and artificial intelligence.
  • Critical Museum Studies
    Secure your position at the forefront of leadership and change in the rapidly shifting museum world through the integration of core coursework and internships in your choice of Anthropology, Art, Arts Management, Classics and Media Study.
  • Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
    Acquire the advanced knowledge and proper utilization of mathematical and quantitative skills required of economists in practical applications. Choose the general, financial or international track, depending on your unique career goals.
  • English
    Pursue your passion while developing relevant and cross-functional skills that are in demand throughout industries, organizations and geographic areas.
  • Geographic Information Science
    Become a leader in a field experiencing explosive growth with applications across industries using advanced technology to assemble, integrate, analyze and present spatial information in a digital format.
  • Geology
    Fast-track your career with an advanced degree in the geosciences. Become a leader in assessing risks and developing solutions for natural hazards, resource distribution and climate change.
  • History
    Further your historical knowledge and improve your communication, writing and research skills in a vibrant and supportive environment. Participate in a variety of topical, methodological and research seminars, and create your own piece of historical scholarship to serve as the capstone to your studies. 
  • International Trade
    Prepare for a multinational and cross-cultural career focusing on the evolving patterns and politics of international trade and investment, the locational strategies of international businesses and the social and environmental impact of these activities.
  • Media Study
    Develop your voices as a media maker and researcher. Don't just to thrive in a media-saturated world, shape it with skills in film and video production and post-production, musis and sound production, interactive media, gaming and virtual reality, writing and electronic literature, digital media, physical computing, media networks and web-based media.
  • Medical Anthropology
    Connect theory and practice to help solve some of the world’s most complex and pressing problems in an emerging specialization within the health-related professions.
  • Political Science
    Develop the skills you need to analyze, communicate and manage complex political phenomena at all levels including local, state, national and international issues.
  • Sociology
    Apply advanced sociological theory to research projects to help solve some of the world's biggest challenges in areas such as health, law and social policy, social inequalities, urban sociology and more.
  • Sustainability Leadership
    Be at the forefront of an innovative, interdisciplinary movement that tackles some of the most difficult socioecological problems of our time. Graduates enjoy diverse and growing sustainability leadership job prospects in business, economics, social planning, environmental science, design and technology.

The programs above represent only a small sample of our in-demand graduate degrees. 

The College of Arts and Sciences offers more than 50 masters programs in 29 departments. In addition, we have interdisciplinary, dual and combined degrees and advanced certificate programs. In other words, you have a lot to choose from at UB!