The 26 Best Affordable Online Master's in Psychology
An online master’s in psychology is a great investment but it can come with a hefty price tag—as high as $51,965! Payscale reports the average salary of graduates is just under $60,000. Still, with student loan debt soaring, it pays to compare programs and total cost before enrolling.
GetEducated compared 70 psychology master’s programs from 40 regionally accredited online schools to create this Best Buy ranking. Our rankings reveal the most affordable options in the United States—27 online master’s in psychology for under $27,000.
Average Cost (In-state): $26,804.27
Least Expensive: Angelo State University ~$12,790.20
Most Expensive: John F Kennedy University ~$51,965
Our data-driven research creates a truly reliable system of scientific rankings. There’s no fancy 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 psychology. The online psychology degrees listed above the gray dividing line are official 2017 “Best Buys” and cost less than the national average.
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Accreditation Note: To qualify for a ranking, a program must be regionally accredited. Additional programmatic accreditation is noted in the rank table.
1 Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
Rankings Note: These online college rankings are based on a GetEducated Fall 2016 review of regionally accredited online master's in psychology programs. 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’s 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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