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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! According to Payscale, the average salary of graduates just under $50,000. With 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.

Most Affordable Online Master’s in Counseling

 

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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)
14 Program is no longer offered online.

 

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.

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Rank
School / Degree
Cost
Notes
1
Amberton University (TX)
Cost
Note
$9,125.00
All Students
2
Winston-Salem State University (NC)
Cost
Note
$11,371.40
In-State
$40,539.20
Out-of-State
3
Fort Hays State University (KS)
Cost
Note
$12,271.94
All Students
4
University of Oklahoma (OK)
Cost
Note
$12,594.44
In-State
$31,985.25
Out-of-State
5
Cost
Note
$13,268.00
All Students
6
Clarks Summit University (PA)
Cost
Note
$14,550.00
All Students
7
University of South Dakota Logo
University of South Dakota (SD)
Cost
Note
$14,587.65
All Students
9
University of North Texas (TX)
Cost
Note
$17,181.60
In-State
$21,079.68
Out-of-State
10
The University of Alabama (AL)
Cost
Note
$18,096.00
All Students
11
Utah State University (UT)
Cost
Note
$18,287.46
In-State
$20,488.00
Out-of-State
13
Cost
Note
$18,850.00
All Students
14
Southwestern Assemblies of God University (TX)
Cost
Note
$19,170.00
All Students
15
Grand Canyon University Logo
Grand Canyon University (AZ)
Cost
Note
$19,290.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
$15,690.00
Military
16
Cost
Note
$19,491.00
In-State
$32,994.00
Out-of-State
17
Hampton University (VA)
Cost
Note
$21,545.00
All Students
18
University of Houston-Victoria (TX)
Cost
Note
$22,344.00
In-State
$46,824.00
Out-of-State
19
University of the Cumberlands (KY)
Cost
Note
$24,300.00
All Students
20
University of Kentucky (KY)
Cost
Note
$24,472.00
All Students
21
Indiana Wesleyan University (IN)
Cost
Note
$24,960.00
All Students
22
Cost
Note
$25,137.00
In-State
$32,970.00
Out-of-State
23
Bethel College-Indiana (IN)
Cost
Note
$26,100.00
All Students
24
Capella University Logo
Capella University (MN)
Cost
Note
$26,160.00
All Students
25
Capella University Logo
Capella University (MN)
Cost
Note
$26,264.00
All Students
26
Cost
Note
$26,784.00
All Students
27
Cost
Note
$26,900.00
All Students
28
Nova Southeastern University (FL)
Cost
Note
$26,980.00
All Students
29
West Virginia University (WV)
Cost
Note
$27,183.00
All Students
30
Touro University Worldwide (CA)
Cost
Note
$27,200.00
All Students
31
Liberty University Logo
Liberty University (VA)
Cost
Note
$27,220.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
$13,300.00
Military
32
Huntington University (IN)
Cost
Note
$27,440.00
All Students
33
Clarks Summit University (PA)
Cost
Note
$29,100.00
All Students
34
American International College (MA)
Cost
Note
$29,220.00
All Students
35
University of Louisiana at Monroe (LA)
Cost
Note
$30,000.00
All Students
36
Crown College (MN)
Cost
Note
$30,450.00
All Students
37
University of Massachusetts-Boston - College of Education & Human Development - Graduate Logo
University of Massachusetts-Boston - College of Education & Human Development - Graduate (MA)
Cost
Note
$31,200.00
All Students
37
University of Massachusetts-Boston - School for Global Inclusion & Social Development - Graduate Logo
University of Massachusetts-Boston - School for Global Inclusion & Social Development - Graduate (MA)
Cost
Note
$31,200.00
All Students
Bellevue University (NE)
Cost
Note
$32,700.00
All Students
Grand Canyon University Logo
Grand Canyon University (AZ)
Cost
Note
$33,145.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
$26,945.00
Military
Nova Southeastern University (FL)
Cost
Note
$33,325.00
All Students
Cost
Note
$34,000.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
$16,600.00
Military
Grace College and Theological Seminary (IN)
Cost
Note
$36,580.00
All Students
Cost
Note
$36,600.00
All Students
Cost
Note
$37,500.00
All Students
Cost
Note
$37,888.00
All Students
The George Washington University Logo
The George Washington University (DC)
Cost
Note
$39,055.00
All Students
LeTourneau University (TX)
Cost
Note
$40,740.00
All Students
Colorado Christian University Logo
Colorado Christian University (CO)
Cost
Note
$40,800.00
All Students
Mercy College (NY)
Cost
Note
$41,036.00
All Students
California Baptist University (CA)
Cost
Note
$42,160.00
All Students
Cost
Note
$42,240.00
All Students
Cost
Note
$43,895.00
All Students
Seton Hall University Logo
Seton Hall University (NJ)
Cost
Note
$44,340.00
All Students
Nova Southeastern University (FL)
Cost
Note
$44,650.00
All Students
Cost
Note
$44,725.00
All Students
Palo Alto University (CA)
Cost
Note
$45,384.00
All Students
Cost
Note
$45,930.00
All Students
Cost
Note
$46,904.00
All Students
Union Institute & University (OH)
Cost
Note
$47,341.00
All Students
Prescott College (AZ)
Cost
Note
$50,040.00
All Students
Cost
Note
$54,080.00
All Students
Cost
Note
$54,130.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
$48,832.00
Military
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (CA)
Cost
Note
$65,315.00
All Students