Best Online Special Education Master's

Best Affordable Online Special Education Master's

Interested in pursuing an online special education master's without spending all of your savings? You're in luck!

The experts at Get Educated found 30 "Best Buys"—rankings of the most affordable online master's degree programs in special education, all for less than $16,000.

Our online college affordability rankings compare tuition and distance learning fees at 49 different programs offered at 37 online universities across the country.

To appear on a Get Educated Best Buy affordability ranking list, the online degree profiled must objectively cost less than the national average cost of all the online degrees surveyed in the comprehensive data set.

 
Average Cost: $15,857
Most Affordable: Arkansas State University ~$7,800
Most Expensive: Drexel University ~$41,729
 
 

 

Rankings Note: These online college rankings are based on a Get Educated Spring 2014 review of regionally accredited online master's programs in special education. Tuition and fees stated were valid at the time of collection and are specific to the online learning program. Profiles for each online masters 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 degree and typically reflects the most affordable online degree option. Actual costs vary by student. Factors such as transfer credits, prerequisite courses, professional licensing and financial aid availability will affect final cost. 

 
 
Editorial Note: Online colleges do NOT pay to be included in any Get Educated online degree rankings survey. These best online college rankings are editorially independent, open to any regionally accredited or candidate college that offers a master's degree that is available at least 80 percent through online learning and that is open to enrollment by the public.

If your online college is regionally accredited and not currently reviewed by Get Educated, please contact us for inclusion. Each online degree ranking list
is calculated every two years. The next Best Affordable Online Master's Degree in Special Education rankings will be undertaken in Spring 2016.
RANKSCHOOL / DEGREESTATEPRICENOTE
1

A

Arkansas State University(AR)
$7,800
2

A

Western Carolina University(NC)
$8,229
$26,594
Resident
Others
3

A

Fort Hays State University(KS)
$8,888
4

A

Western Carolina University(NC)
$8,915
$28,810
Resident
Others
5

A

Lamar University(TX)
$9,000
$10,512
Resident
Others
6

A-

Arkansas State University(AR)
$9,360
7

A-

Stephen F. Austin State University(TX)
$9,696
$13,296
Resident
Others
8

A-

Ball State University(IN)
$9,870
$16,200
Resident
Others
9

B+

University of Nebraska at Kearney(NE)
$11,088
$16,884
Resident
Others
10

B+

Emporia State University(KS)
$11,232
$15,228
Resident
Others
11

B+

University of Missouri - College of Education - Graduate(MO)
$11,890
12

B+

Western Governors University(UT)
$12,140
13

B+

University of North Dakota(ND)
$12,233
14

B

American Public University - School of Education-Graduate(WV)
$12,300
15

B

Old Dominion University(VA)
$12,360
16

B

Texas Tech University(TX)
$13,062
$25,806
Resident
Others
17

B

University of Nebraska-Lincoln(NE)
$13,147
$23,353
Resident
Others
18

B

The University of West Florida(FL)
$13,677
$14,808
Resident
Others
19

B-

Frostburg State University(MD)
$13,728
$17,511
Resident
Others
20

B-

University of Arkansas(AR)
$13,915
21

B-

Bemidji State University(MN)
$14,218
22

B-

Florida State University(FL)
$14,469
$35,305
Resident
Others
23

B-

Indiana Wesleyan University(IN)
$14,487
24

C+

Indiana University Online(IN)
$14,561
$17,473
Resident
Others
25

C+

Eastern Kentucky University(KY)
$14,700
26

C+

Bowling Green State University(OH)
$14,926
$15,266
Resident
Others
27

C+

Southwestern College - Kansas(KS)
$15,012
28

C+

Graceland University(IA)
$15,330
29

C

Northcentral University - School of Education - Graduate
    (AZ)
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    2 Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE)
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    3 Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
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    6 Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE)
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