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Best Buy Rankings Online Masters Degree in Psychology

Best Affordable Online Masters Degree in Psychology


Looking for an online master's degree in Psychology, Human Services, Social Work or the Social Sciences that ranks high on affordability and value from an accredited online psychology school in the U.S.?

Get Educated editors surveyed the nation to create this fact-based Best Buy Ranking list for Online Master's Degrees in Psychology and allied career areas such as counseling and human services ~ a unique data-driven list of the 33 best online master's that rank high in affordability, all at a low cost of under $28,000 each.

Get Educated without going broke! Real data, not ad dollars, fuel these affordable online degree rankings. Our mission: Help consumers Get Educated about the best values in online learning in the U.S.

These online degree rankings were calculated by comparing tuition and online education fees at 43 regionally accredited universities in the U.S. that offer 71 online master's in psychology, counseling, social work, human services and the social sciences.

Online universities NEVER pay to be included in these rankings. To appear on any Get Educated Best Online College's list, the degree program profiled must objectively cost less than the average cost of all online degrees surveyed in the comprehensive national survey.

Average Cost: $27,416

Most Affordable Online Master's Degree: California State University Online - Dominguez Hills - $9,900

Most Expensive Online Master's Degree: University of Southern California - $88,605

Degree costs were valid at time of collection (Spring 2013). This is a fact-based ranking of the best values in online master's degrees for psychologists, counselor and human services professionals nationwide.

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Rankings are based on a Spring 2013 survey of regionally accredited online master's in psychology, human services, social work and social science. Online learning tuition costs and fees were valid at time of collection.

RANK
SCHOOL / DEGREE
STATE
PRICE
NOTE
1

A

California State University-Dominguez Hills
  • Master of Arts in Negotiation, Conflict Resolution & Peace Building
(CA)
$9,900
2

A

Winston-Salem State University
  • Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling
(NC)
$10,363
$37,705
Resident
Others
3

A

Fort Hays State University
  • Master of Science in Counseling
(KS)
$10,861
4

A

University of South Dakota
  • Master of Arts in Addiction Studies
(SD)
$12,256
5

A

American Public University
  • Master of Arts in Psychology
(WV)
$12,675
6

A

University of South Dakota
  • Master of Science in Administration / Alcohol & Drug Studies
(SD)
$13,788
7

A-

University of North Dakota
  • Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology
(ND)
$14,314
8

A-

University of Alabama
  • Master of Arts in Rehabilitation Counseling
(AL)
$15,840
9

A-

Liberty University
  • Master of Arts in Human Services
(VA)
$16,200
10

A-

Kansas State University
  • Master's in Youth Development
(KS)
$17,460
11

A-

Grand Canyon University
  • Master of Science in Addiction Counseling
(AZ)
$17,820
$17,820
$14,400
Resident
Others
Military
12

A-

University of North Dakota
  • Master of Social Work
(ND)
$17,856
13

B+

West Virginia University
  • Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling
(WV)
$18,054
14

B+

Clarion University of Pennsylvania
  • Master of Science in Rehabilitative Sciences
(PA)
$18,389
$19,046
Resident
Others
15

B+

LeTourneau University
  • Master of Arts in Psychology
(TX)
$18,900
16

B+

Regent University
  • Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling
(VA)
$19,350
17

B+

University of Louisville
  • Advanced Standing Master of Science in Social Work
(KY)
$19,800
18

B+

University of Tennessee-Knoxville
  • Master of Science in Social Work
(TN)
$20,268
$57,276
Resident
Others
19

B

Fielding Graduate University
  • Master of Arts in Media Psycholoy
(CA)
$20,400
20

B

Athabasca University
  • Master of Counseling / Counseling Psychology
(AB)
$20,676
$23,076
Resident
Others
21

B

Athabasca University
  • Master of Counseling / Art Therapy
(AB)
$20,685
$23,085
Resident
Others
22

B

Capella University
  • Master of Science in Human Services / Social & Community Services
(MN)
$21,888
23

B

University of Wisconsin-Stout
  • Master of Science in Vocational Rehabilitation / Rehabilitation Counseling
(WI)
$23,520
24

B-

Saint Cloud State University
  • Master of Science in Applied Behavioral Analysis
(MN)
$24,126
25

B-

Indiana University
  • Master of Social Work
(IN)
$24,258
$28,758
Resident
Others
26

B-

LeTourneau University
  • Master of Arts in Counseling
(TX)
$24,300
26

B-

Northcentral University
  • Master of Arts in Psychology
(AZ)
$24,300
27

B-

Colorado State University
  • Master of Applied Industial/Organizational Psychology
(CO)
$24,662
28

B-

Liberty University
  • Master of Arts in Professional Counseling
(VA)
$25,290
29

C+

University of Connecticut
  • Master of Professional Studies / Humanitarian Services Administration
(CT)
$25,380
30

C+

Walden University
  • Masters of Science in Psychology
(MN)
$25,490
31

C+

Argosy University-Online
  • Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology
(AZ)
$26,131
32

C+

Kansas State University
  • Master's in Industrial Organization Psychology
(KS)
$26,600
33

C+

Nova Southeastern University
  • Master of Science in Counseling
(FL)
$27,360


Note: These online degree cost rankings are based on a Get Educated Spring 2013 survey of regionally accredited online master's degrees in
psychology, human services or social sciences. Tuition and fees were valid at the time of collection (Spring 2013). Profiles for each distance degree in our online college directory may reflect slightly different costs based on a different editorial update schedule.


The published online master's degree cost is an estimated total for the entire online program and reflects the most affordable online master's option. Actual costs may vary by student. Factors such as transfer credits, state of residency, prerequisite requirements and financial aid availability may affect final cost.

Online universities NEVER pay to be included in any Get Educated Best Buy ranking survey. These distance degree rankings are editorially independent, open to any regionally accredited (or candidate) university that offer a degree that is offered at least 80% at a distance and open to the public. There is no cost to be included in any Get Educated online graduate school survey or to use the Get Educated Best Online Universities seals should your program appear on these rankings.


If your online university is regionally accredited and not currently ranked by Get Educated, please contact our editors for inclusion. The next Online Master's Degree in
Psychology, Human Services, Social Work and the Social Sciences rankings and reviews will be undertaken Spring 2015.



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