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! Payscale reports that graduates pull in a decent average salary of $60,000. Still, 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
|Rank||School / Degree||State||Price||Note|
California State University-Dominguez Hills
Stephen F. Austin State University
New Mexico State University
University of Oklahoma
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Concordia University-Saint Paul
St. Joseph's College-New York
University of Florida
Lubbock Christian University
Sam Houston State University
University of Northwestern St. Paul
University of Illinois at Springfield
Montclair State University
|School / Degree||State||Price||Note|
Michigan State University
South Dakota State University
University of Missouri-Columbia
Kansas State University
Concordia University - Nebraska
University of La Verne
Nova Southeastern University
California State University-Northridge
Pacific Oaks College
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.
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