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Graduate Student Cumulative Loan Debt

In 2016-17, the average cumulative loan debt for graduate degree recipients was:


Arts and Humanities: $37,068

Engineering and Computer Science: $20,897

Interdisciplinary: --*

Life Sciences: $36,944

Physical Sciences: $6,122

Professional Fields: $63,403

Social Sciences: $43,009

Professional Degrees

Engineering: $24,138

​Environmental Design/Landscape Architecture: $59,386

JD Law: $142,346

MA Teacher Ed: $28,315

Masters Information Management: $52,158

MBA Business: $91,078

MPP Public Policy: $51,439

MSW Social Welfare: $57,284

OD Optometry: $122,813

Public Health (MPH/DPH/DrEnv): $39,510

Statistics: --*

*The number of students in this program who graduated in 2016-17 is too small to provide accurate estimates.