Best online master's in curriculum and instruction get ranking seal

The 94 Most Affordable Online Master's in Curriculum and Instruction

Research gets results and learning about the latest research in effective curriculum and instruction can help you become a more valuable educator. An online master’s in curriculum and instruction can help you advance your career, gain licensure, and give children the best education possible. 

But it is a good idea to research your options for a master’s program online—there are 246 programs offered by a total of 162 schools! Don’t panic—we’ve got you covered. We gathered updated tuition data for each program, ranking the 94 cheapest programs. Compare and can save up to $50,000! 
 
Average Cost (In-state): ~$17,000
Least Expensive: The University of Texas at Tyler ~ $7,475
Most Expensive: University of San Diego ~ $43,950

Our data-driven research creates a truly reliable system of scientific rankings. There’s no secret formulas here. We meticulously calculate total full-time tuition—including any fees—for the most accurate total cost. Our rankings cannot be bought, and therefore factually showcase the cheapest online master’s in curriculum and instruction. The online curriculum and instruction degrees listed above the gray dividing line are official 2018 “Best Buys” and cost less than the national average.

Most Affordable Online Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction

 

Accreditation & Licensing Note: As in all careers with state-specific licensure requirements, prospective applicants should contact the education department in their state of residence and ensure the desired program qualifies a graduate for teacher licensure. Not all programs listed lead to licensure. Applicants can also learn more by clicking the links to request information about each degree program. To qualify for a ranking, a program must be regionally accredited. Additional programmatic accreditation is noted in the rank table.

36 Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
39 This degree program is taught in consortium with other schools. The overall cost is dependent on the home school chosen.
 

Rankings Note: These online college rankings are based on a GetEducated Fall 2018 review of regionally accredited online master’s in curriculum and instruction. Total cost includes full-time tuition and fees and was valid at the time of collection and specific to the online learning program. School profiles for the online master degree programs in our directory may reflect a slightly different cost based on different editorial update schedules. The published cost is an estimated sticker price for the entire online degree including fees. Actual costs may vary by student. Factors such as transfer credits, prerequisite courses, professional licensing and financial aid availability will affect final cost.

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RANKSCHOOL / DEGREESTATEPRICENOTE
1

The University of Texas at Tyler(TX)
$7,475.00
$30,560.00
In-State
Out-of-State
2

Southeastern Oklahoma State University(OK)
$7,950.00
All Students
3

American College of Education(IN)
$8,160.00
All Students
4

The University of Texas at Arlington(TX)
$8,199.90
All Students
5

American College of Education(IN)
$8,940.00
All Students
6

Northwest Missouri State University(MO)
$9,750.00
All Students
7

Evangel University(MO)
$9,760.00
All Students
8

Southwest Baptist University(MO)
$9,955.00
All Students
9

Chadron State College(NE)
$9,995.76
$17,960.76
In-State
Out-of-State
10

Appalachian State University(NC)
$10,393.89
$36,075.39
In-State
Out-of-State
11

Adams State University(CO)
$10,684.00
All Students
12

Southern Arkansas University(AR)
$10,910.00
$15,470.00
In-State
Out-of-State
13

Arkansas State University(AR)
$10,930.00
All Students
14

Texas A & M International University(TX)
$11,081.73
$32,139.03
In-State
Out-of-State
15

Minot State University(ND)
$11,091.60
All Students
16

New Mexico State University(NM)
$11,104.50
$31,841.70
In-State
Out-of-State
17

Western Illinois University(IL)
$11,209.20
All Students
18

Martin Luther College(MN)
$11,340.00
All Students
19

University of Central Missouri(MO)
$11,358.00
All Students
20

Montana State University-Northern(MT)
$11,480.48
$31,059.80
In-State
Out-of-State
21

The University of Montana(MT)
$11,389.80
$28,682.40
In-State
Out-of-State
22

Mississippi College(MS)
$11,726.10
All Students
23

Georgia College and State University(GA)
$11,740.00
All Students
24

University of North Texas(TX)
$11,883.50
$24,333.50
In-State
Out-of-State
25

Purdue University Logo
Purdue University
(IN)
$11,935.50
$21,564.00
In-State
Out-of-State
26

Eastern Illinois University(IL)
$12,005.00
All Students
27

University of South Florida-Main Campus(FL)
$12,054.90
$26,764.32
In-State
Out-of-State
28

Emporia State University(KS)
$12,238.38
$16,527.06
In-State
Out-of-State
29

University of Colorado Denver Logo
University of Colorado Denver
(CO)
$12,310.00
$14,560.00
In-State
Out-of-State
30

Framingham State University(MA)
$12,550.00
All Students
31

Augustana University(SD)
$12,750.00
All Students
32

University of Nebraska at Kearney(NE)
$12,769.00
$17,197.00
In-State
Out-of-State
33

Black Hills State University(SD)
$12,778.50
$22,725.50
In-State
Out-of-State
34

University of Houston-Victoria(TX)
$12,791.28
$25,241.28
In-State
Out-of-State
35

Argosy University(AZ)
$12,925.00
All Students
36

Ball State University(IN)
$12,972.00
$19,152.00
In-State
Out-of-State
37

University of Missouri-Columbia(MO)
$13,001.10
$11,898.30
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
38

William Woods University(MO)
$13,025.00
All Students
39

Peru State College(NE)
$13,080.00
All Students
40

Angelo State University(TX)
$13,313.48
$28,253.48
In-State
Out-of-State
41

Florida Atlantic University(FL)
$13,313.52
$36,893.16
In-State
Out-of-State
42

California State University-Fullerton(CA)
$13,320.00
$25,200.00
In-State
Out-of-State
43

Western Governors University Logo
Western Governors University
(UT)
$13,340.00
All Students
44

Florida Gulf Coast University(FL)
$13,441.68
$46,823.76
In-State
Out-of-State
45

Louisiana State University-Shreveport(LA)
$13,443.84
All Students
46

Gratz College(PA)
$13,455.00
All Students
47

University of North Dakota(ND)
$13,483.84
All Students
48

Greenville University(IL)
$13,619.00
All Students
49

University of Southern Mississippi(MS)
$13,743.00
All Students
50

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley(TX)
$13,781.90
All Students
51

The University of West Florida(FL)
$13,845.60
$17,237.88
In-State
Out-of-State
52

Texas Tech University(TX)
$13,908.00
All Students
53

Touro University Nevada(NV)
$14,000.00
All Students
54

Baker University(KS)
$14,020.00
All Students
55

Indiana State University(IN)
$14,146.00
$17,941.00
In-State
Out-of-State
56

California State University-Bakersfield(CA)
$14,170.00
All Students
57

University of Massachusetts-Lowell - School of Education - Graduate Logo
University of Massachusetts-Lowell - School of Education - Graduate
(MA)
$14,220.00
All Students
58

University of Missouri-Columbia(MO)
$14,301.21
$13,088.13
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
59

Minnesota State University-Moorhead(MN)
$14,396.80
All Students
60

South Dakota State University(SD)
$14,428.80
All Students
61

University of Houston(TX)
$14,505.60
$29,955.60
In-State
Out-of-State
62

Olivet Nazarene University(IL)
$14,520.00
All Students
63

Ohio Valley University(WV)
$14,525.00
All Students
64

Marshall University(WV)
$14,607.00
All Students
65

Florida State University(FL)
$14,660.58
$35,496.78
In-State
Out-of-State
66

University of North Carolina-Wilmington(NC)
$14,733.48
$42,391.48
In-State
Out-of-State
67

Carson-Newman University(TN)
$14,940.00
All Students
68

Texas A & M University - Commerce(TX)
$14,968.80
$29,908.80
In-State
Out-of-State
69

University of Northwestern St. Paul(MN)
$14,970.00
All Students
70

Wayne State College(NE)
$15,012.00
All Students
71

Georgia Southern University(GA)
$15,020.00
All Students
71

Valdosta State University(GA)
$15,040.00
All Students
71

Columbus State University(GA)
$15,236.00
All Students
72

York College(NE)
$15,300.00
All Students
72

Concordia University - Nebraska(NE)
$15,300.00
All Students
74

SUNY at Albany(NY)
$15,300.30
$18,090.30
In-State
Out-of-State
75

Graceland University(IA)
$15,330.00
All Students
76

Wilkes University(PA)
$15,350.00
All Students
77

The University of Texas at El Paso(TX)
$15,434.28
$24,807.60
In-State
Out-of-State
78

Mount Vernon Nazarene University(OH)
$15,438.00
All Students
79

Trident University International(CA)
$15,450.00
$9,900.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
79

Gannon University(PA)
$15,450.00
All Students
81

Clarks Summit University(PA)
$15,500.00
All Students
82

Indiana Wesleyan University(IN)
$15,807.00
All Students
83

Liberty University Logo
Liberty University
(VA)
$15,836.00
$10,000.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
84

University of Virginia(VA)
$16,050.00
All Students
85

Ohio University Logo
Ohio University
(OH)
$16,142.00
$16,712.00
In-State
Out-of-State
86

Ashland University(OH)
$16,170.00
All Students
87

Bowling Green State University(OH)
$16,250.72
$16,624.72
In-State
Out-of-State
88

McKendree University(IL)
$16,255.00
All Students
89

Concordia University - Nebraska(NE)
$16,575.00
All Students
90

University of Idaho(ID)
$16,650.00
All Students
91

University of Mississippi(MS)
$16,700.00
All Students
92

Concordia University Irvine(CA)
$16,834.00
All Students
93

Salem University(WV)
$16,900.00
All Students
94

Northwest Nazarene University(ID)
$16,910.00
All Students

Post University(CT)
$17,100.00
All Students

Columbia International University(SC)
$17,100.00
All Students

Northwestern State University of Louisiana(LA)
$17,100.00
All Students

Cleveland State University(OH)
$17,113.50
$19,363.50
In-State
Out-of-State

St. Catherine University(MN)
$17,141.00
All Students

Northern Michigan University(MI)
$17,216.00
All Students

Missouri Baptist University(MO)
$17,228.00
All Students

McDaniel College(MD)
$17,250.00
All Students

University of New England(ME)
$17,360.00
All Students

University of Kansas(KS)
$17,550.00
All Students

Kansas State University(KS)
$17,604.90
All Students

The University of Findlay(OH)
$17,688.00
All Students

Belhaven University(MS)
$17,755.00
$13,300.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military

New England College(NH)
$17,910.00
All Students

Austin Peay State University(TN)
$17,914.50
$24,514.50
In-State
Out-of-State

Central Michigan University(MI)
$17,930.00
$10,700.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military

University of Louisiana at Monroe(LA)
$18,000.00
All Students

Cornerstone University(MI)
$18,025.00
All Students

Ottawa University(KS)
$18,035.00
All Students

University of Memphis(TN)
$18,090.00
All Students

Florida International University(FL)
$18,300.00
All Students

Walden University(MN)
$18,325.00
$15,715.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military

Faulkner University(AL)
$18,430.00
All Students

Point Park University(PA)
$18,540.00
All Students

Middle Tennessee State University(TN)
$18,579.00
$27,357.00
In-State
Out-of-State

Plymouth State University(NH)
$18,579.00
$21,219.00
In-State
Out-of-State

Concordia University-Ann Arbor(MI)
$18,656.00
All Students

Grand Canyon University Logo
Grand Canyon University
(AZ)
$18,665.00
$14,505.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military

Regent University Logo
Regent University
(VA)
$18,700.00
$9,700.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military

Spring Arbor University(MI)
$18,852.00
All Students

Fresno Pacific University(CA)
$18,900.00
All Students

University of Florida(FL)
$19,149.48
$22,876.56
In-State
Out-of-State

Southwestern College - Kansas(KS)
$19,260.00
$14,652.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military

University of Colorado - Colorado Springs(CO)
$19,480.00
$21,520.00
In-State
Out-of-State

Brandman University(CA)
$19,500.00
$12,000.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military

Eastern Washington University(WA)
$19,557.37
All Students

Millersville University of Pennsylvania(PA)
$19,899.00
$22,497.75
In-State
Out-of-State

Colorado Christian University Logo
Colorado Christian University
(CO)
$20,016.00
All Students

George Mason University Logo
George Mason University
(VA)
$20,032.50
$26,032.50
In-State
Out-of-State

Clarion University of Pennsylvania(PA)
$20,268.00
$23,073.00
In-State
Out-of-State

Strayer University - Online Logo
Strayer University - Online
(DC)
$20,270.00
All Students

Regent University Logo
Regent University
(VA)
$20,350.00
$10,450.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military

Eastern Oregon University(OR)
$20,352.50
All Students

Ohio Dominican University(OH)
$20,418.00
All Students

Western New England University(MA)
$20,460.00
All Students

LeTourneau University(TX)
$20,720.00
All Students

Houston Baptist University(TX)
$20,800.00
All Students

Concordia University - Portland  Logo
Concordia University - Portland
(OR)
$21,010.00
All Students

University of Louisiana at Lafayette(LA)
$21,392.00
All Students

Regent University Logo
Regent University
(VA)
$21,450.00
$10,950.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military

Concordia University - Portland  Logo
Concordia University - Portland
(OR)
$21,707.00
All Students

University of Cincinnati-Online Logo
University of Cincinnati-Online
(OH)
$21,720.00
$22,170.00
In-State
Out-of-State

Capella University Logo
Capella University
(MN)
$21,738.00
$19,654.20
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military

The University of Tennessee - Martin(TN)
$21,756.00
$23,717.00
In-State
Out-of-State

Freed-Hardeman University(TN)
$21,830.00
All Students

University of Mary(ND)
$21,960.00
All Students

George Mason University Logo
George Mason University
(VA)
$22,029.75
$28,629.75
In-State
Out-of-State

Lesley University(MA)
$22,075.00
All Students

Portland State University(OR)
$22,135.00
$31,855.00
In-State
Out-of-State

American Intercontinental University - Online(IL)
$22,416.00
$18,192.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military

Virginia Commonwealth University(VA)
$22,539.00
$46,035.00
In-State
Out-of-State

Southern New Hampshire University Logo
Southern New Hampshire University
(NH)
$22,722.00
$17,070.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military

Northcentral University(CA)
$22,900.00
$15,910.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military

Southwestern Assemblies of God University(TX)
$22,980.00
All Students

Regent University Logo
Regent University
(VA)
$23,100.00
$12,000.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military

Concordia University - Portland  Logo
Concordia University - Portland
(OR)
$23,101.00
All Students

Biola University(CA)
$23,598.00
All Students

Franklin Pierce University(NH)
$23,625.00
All Students

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University(VA)
$24,730.00
$48,636.50
In-State
Out-of-State

Biola University(CA)
$25,461.00
All Students

Fontbonne University(MO)
$25,476.00
All Students

Pennsylvania State University(PA)
$27,588.00
All Students

Boston University(MA)
$32,100.00
All Students

Andrews University(MI)
$35,922.00
All Students

Dallas Baptist University(TX)
$36,724.00
All Students

Nova Southeastern University(FL)
$37,840.00
All Students

University of San Diego(CA)
$43,950.00
All Students