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

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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

RankSchool / DegreeStatePriceNote
1
California State University-Dominguez Hills
(CA)
$10,757.00
All Students
2
Stephen F. Austin State University
(TX)
$11,039.00
$14,639.00
In-State
Out-of-State
3
New Mexico State University
(NM)
$11,142.00
All Students
4
University of Oklahoma
(OK)
$12,594.44
$31,985.25
In-State
Out-of-State
5
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
(NE)
$13,319.00
$23,525.00
In-State
Out-of-State
6
Concordia University-Saint Paul
(MN)
$13,608.00
$12,600.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
8
Wilmington University
(DE)
$15,215.00
All Students
9
St. Joseph’s College-New York
(NY)
$15,711.00
All Students
10
University of Florida
(FL)
$15,740.09
All Students
11
Lubbock Christian University
(TX)
$16,536.00
All Students
12
Sam Houston State University
(TX)
$17,118.00
All Students
13
University of Northwestern St. Paul
(MN)
$17,640.00
All Students
14
Southeastern University
(FL)
$17,820.00
All Students
15
University of Illinois at Springfield
(IL)
$18,564.60
All Students
16
Montclair State University
(NJ)
$18,964.00
All Students
NOTE: The following schools did not make our Best Buy ranking but are also great online options.
School / DegreeStatePriceNote
Michigan State University
(MI)
$19,620.00
All Students
South Dakota State University
(SD)
$19,620.00
All Students
University of Missouri-Columbia
(MO)
$19,620.00
All Students
Bellevue University
(NE)
$19,620.00
All Students
Clemson University
(SC)
$20,956.00
All Students
Post University
(CT)
$21,090.00
All Students
Kansas State University
(KS)
$21,837.60
All Students
Concordia University – Nebraska
(NE)
$23,040.00
All Students
University of La Verne
(CA)
$23,430.00
All Students
Nova Southeastern University
(FL)
$24,865.00
All Students
California State University-Northridge
(CA)
$25,410.00
All Students
Capella University
(MN)
$26,112.00
All Students
Capella University
(MN)
$27,675.00
All Students
Northeastern University
(MA)
$29,070.00
All Students
Pacific Oaks College
(CA)
$31,745.00
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 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.

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