Best Affordable Online Master's in Counseling get ranking seal

The 37 Best Affordable Online Master's in Counseling

An online master’s in counseling can equal a rewarding career but can cost a small fortune—as much as $65,315! With the average salary of graduates just under $50,000 and student loan debt soaring, it pays to do your research before choosing an online counseling degree.

GetEducated compared 93 master’s programs in counseling from 54 regionally accredited online schools to create this ranking. Below is our editorially independent list of the 37 Best Buys for an affordable online master’s in counseling. All degrees cost less than of $32,000.

Average Cost (In-state): $31,374.51
Least Expensive: Amberton University ~$9,125.00
Most Expensive: The Chicago School of Professional Psychology ~$65,315.00

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 bachelor’s in sociology. The online counseling 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)
2 Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) & Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
3 Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE)
4 Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE)
6 National Addiction Studies Accreditation Commission (NASAC)
 

Rankings Note: These online college rankings are based on a GetEducated Fall 2016 review of regionally accredited online master’s in counseling 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.

Editorial Note: Online schools do NOT pay to be included in any GetEducated online degree ranking. These 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 GetEducated, please contact us for inclusion. Each ranking list is calculated every two years. The next survey to identify the cheapest online counseling graduate degree will be undertaken in Fall 2018.

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RANKSCHOOL / DEGREESTATEPRICENOTE
1

Amberton University(TX)
$9,125.00
All Students
2

Winston-Salem State University(NC)
$11,371.40
$40,539.20
In-State
Out-of-State
3

Fort Hays State University(KS)
$12,271.94
All Students
4

University of Oklahoma(OK)
$12,594.44
$31,985.25
In-State
Out-of-State
5

Fort Valley State University(GA)
$13,268.00
All Students
6

Clarks Summit University(PA)
$14,550.00
All Students
7

University of South Dakota(SD)
$14,587.65
All Students
8

Liberty University(VA)
$17,050.00
$8,350.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
9

University of North Texas(TX)
$17,181.60
$21,079.68
In-State
Out-of-State
10

The University of Alabama(AL)
$18,096.00
All Students
11

Utah State University(UT)
$18,287.46
$20,488.00
In-State
Out-of-State
12

Grand Canyon University(AZ)
$18,290.00
$14,890.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
13

Regent University(VA)
$18,850.00
All Students
14

Southwestern Assemblies of God University(TX)
$19,170.00
All Students
15

Grand Canyon University(AZ)
$19,290.00
$15,690.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
16

Montana State University-Billings(MT)
$19,491.00
$32,994.00
In-State
Out-of-State
17

Hampton University(VA)
$21,545.00
All Students
18

University of Houston-Victoria(TX)
$22,344.00
$46,824.00
In-State
Out-of-State
19

University of the Cumberlands(KY)
$24,300.00
All Students
20

University of Kentucky(KY)
$24,472.00
All Students
21

Indiana Wesleyan University(IN)
$24,960.00
All Students
22

George Mason University(VA)
$25,137.00
$32,970.00
In-State
Out-of-State
23

Bethel College-Indiana(IN)
$26,100.00
All Students
24

Capella University(MN)
$26,160.00
All Students
25

Capella University(MN)
$26,264.00
All Students
26

University of Wisconsin-Stout(WI)
$26,784.00
All Students
27

Adler Graduate School(MN)
$26,900.00
All Students
28

Nova Southeastern University(FL)
$26,980.00
All Students
29

West Virginia University(WV)
$27,183.00
All Students
30

Touro University Worldwide(CA)
$27,200.00
All Students
31

Liberty University(VA)
$27,220.00
$13,300.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
32

Huntington University(IN)
$27,440.00
All Students
33

Clarks Summit University(PA)
$29,100.00
All Students
34

American International College(MA)
$29,220.00
All Students
35

University of Louisiana at Monroe(LA)
$30,000.00
All Students
36

Crown College(MN)
$30,450.00
All Students
37

University of Massachusetts-Boston - College of Education & Human Development - Graduate(MA)
$31,200.00
All Students
37

University of Massachusetts-Boston - School for Global Inclusion & Social Development - Graduate(MA)
$31,200.00
All Students

Bellevue University(NE)
$32,700.00
All Students

Grand Canyon University(AZ)
$33,145.00
$26,945.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military

Nova Southeastern University(FL)
$33,325.00
All Students

Liberty University(VA)
$34,000.00
$16,600.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military

Grace College and Theological Seminary(IN)
$36,580.00
All Students

Northwest University(WA)
$36,600.00
All Students

Antioch University Online(OH)
$37,500.00
All Students

Auburn University(AL)
$37,888.00
All Students

Northcentral University - School of Marriage & Family Sciences-Graduate(AZ)
$38,610.00
All Students

The George Washington University(DC)
$39,055.00
All Students

Grand Canyon University(AZ)
$39,525.00
$32,125.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military

LeTourneau University(TX)
$40,740.00
All Students

Colorado Christian University(CO)
$40,800.00
All Students

Mercy College(NY)
$41,036.00
All Students

California Baptist University(CA)
$42,160.00
All Students

Thomas University(GA)
$42,240.00
All Students

Amridge University(AL)
$43,895.00
All Students

Regent University(VA)
$44,100.00
All Students

Seton Hall University(NJ)
$44,340.00
All Students

Nova Southeastern University(FL)
$44,650.00
All Students

Walden University(MN)
$44,725.00
All Students

Palo Alto University(CA)
$45,384.00
All Students

Capella University(MN)
$45,930.00
All Students

Capella University(MN)
$46,904.00
All Students

Union Institute & University(OH)
$47,341.00
All Students

Prescott College(AZ)
$50,040.00
All Students

Ottawa University(KS)
$54,080.00
All Students

Medaille College(NY)
$54,130.00
$48,832.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology(CA)
$65,315.00
All Students

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