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Best Buys: The 26 Most Affordable Online Master’s in Psychology

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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.

Most Affordable Online Master’s in Psychology

RankSchool / DegreeStatePriceNote
1
Angelo State University
(TX)
$12,790.19
$27,478.19
In-State
Out-of-State
2
Ball State University
(IN)
$13,674.00
$20,142.00
In-State
Out-of-State
3
American Public University System
(WV)
$14,300.00
$13,325.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
4
Union College
(KY)
$14,800.00
All Students
5
University of West Alabama
(AL)
$15,724.00
All Students
6
University of North Dakota
(ND)
$16,104.20
All Students
7
Indiana Institute of Technology
(IN)
$16,385.00
All Students
8
Austin Peay State University
(TN)
$17,838.10
$24,706.10
In-State
Out-of-State
9
University of Louisiana at Monroe
(LA)
$18,000.00
All Students
10
Touro University Worldwide
(CA)
$18,200.00
All Students
11
Tiffin University
(OH)
$18,500.00
All Students
12
Grand Canyon University
(AZ)
$19,290.00
$15,690.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
13
Avila University
Master of Science in Organizational Development
(MO)
$20,165.00
All Students
14
Azusa Pacific University
(CA)
$21,600.00
All Students
15
LeTourneau University
(TX)
$22,290.00
All Students
16
National University
(CA)
$22,564.00
All Students
17
Southern New Hampshire University
(NH)
$22,722.00
$17,070.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
18
Nova Southeastern University
(FL)
$22,750.00
All Students
19
University of Houston-Victoria
(TX)
$23,310.23
$49,014.24
In-State
Out-of-State
20
Franklin University
(OH)
$23,377.00
All Students
20
Capella University
(MN)
$25,250.00
All Students
22
Baker College
(MI)
$25,650.00
$13,908.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
23
Walden University
(MN)
$25,875.00
All Students
24
National University
(CA)
$26,308.00
All Students
25
Regent University
(VA)
$26,350.00
All Students
26
Saint Cloud State University
(MN)
$26,534.24
All Students
NOTE: The following schools did not make our Best Buy ranking but are also great online options.
School / DegreeStatePriceNote
Nova Southeastern University
(FL)
$26,980.00
All Students
Colorado State University
(CO)
$27,194.00
All Students
National Louis University
(IL)
$27,304.00
All Students
Northcentral University
(CA)
$27,522.00
All Students
Capella University
(MN)
$27,675.00
All Students
William James College
(MA)
$28,050.00
All Students
Kansas State University
(KS)
$28,500.00
All Students
Capella University
(MN)
$30,100.00
All Students
Capella University
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and Measurement
(MN)
$30,600.00
All Students
Walden University
Master of Science in Clinical Psychology 14
(MN)
$30,870.00
All Students
Mercy College
(NY)
$30,932.00
All Students
Adler University
(IL)
$31,635.00
All Students
Medaille College
(NY)
$32,498.00
$29,319.20
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
Sacred Heart University
Master of Science in Applied Psychology / General 14
(CT)
$32,920.00
All Students
Capella University
(MN)
$37,875.00
All Students
Naropa University
(CO)
$38,810.00
All Students
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
(CA)
$39,275.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
(CA)
$40,360.00
All Students
Golden Gate University
(CA)
$40,950.00
All Students
Palo Alto University
(CA)
$42,112.00
All Students
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
(CA)
$43,615.00
All Students
John F Kennedy University
(CA)
$51,965.00
All Students

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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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