Best Affordable Online Master's in Sociology get ranking seal

The 16 Best Affordable Online Master's in Sociology & Human Services

An online master’s in sociology or human services can lead to a fulfilling career serving others but can cost as much as $31,750! Even though graduates pull in a handsome average salary of just above $70,000, it pays to do your research before choosing an online counseling degree to keep student loan debt low.

GetEducated compared 38 master’s programs in sociology or human services from 30 regionally accredited online schools to create this ‘Best Buy’ list. Our rankings reveal the most affordable options in the United States—16 online master’s in sociology or human services for under $19,000.

Average Cost (In-state): $19,282.02
Least Expensive: California State University - Dominguez Hills ~$10,757.00
Most Expensive: Pacific Oaks College ~$31,705.00

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 master’s in sociology and human services. The online 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 Sociology & Human Services


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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 sociology and human services 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 sociology graduate degrees will be undertaken in Fall 2018.

These rankings of the cheapest online schools for sociology and human services may NOT be re-posted online or reprinted in any format without a license from GetEducated ®. Consumer finance bloggers and writers can contact our editors for a free custom article on the best online master’s in sociology and human services for use on your website. Our mission: Help consumers GetEducated ® about the best online colleges for cost and credibility.


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