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The 12 Most Affordable Online Marriage and Family Therapy Programs


To consider online marriage and family therapy programs is to put one’s skills and interest in problem-solving, goal-orientation, and the study of family systems into play. To officially enter the professional psychology or counseling sphere, students must earn a master’s degree, which the following online marriage and family therapy programs can prepare them for. These bachelor’s degrees may come with titles including Family and Child Studies as well as Human Development degrees. Gain foundational knowledge from ethics and legal issues to assessment techniques, communication and advocacy in a variety of flexible formats designed for working adults.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, MFT practitioners earned an annual, median pay of over $49,000 in 2019 with an 8 year job outlook of 22%, much faster than average. While those numbers curate a highly promising future, a $62,000 difference in program tuition can still throw many aspiring students off-balance financially.

GetEducated has surveyed 25 schools offering 25 online marriage and family therapy programs to create this “Best Buy” list. Search for the most affordable options in the US with this list as a guide to what program matches your budget. Take the time to become an informed consumer before pursuing an academic career.

Average Cost (In-state): ~$52,200
Least Expensive: Utah Valley University ~$23,280
Most Expensive: Southwestern Adventist University ~$86,160

Our data-driven research creates a truly reliable system of scientific rankings. There are 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 marriage and family therapy programs. The online MFT degrees listed above the gray dividing line are official 2019 “Best Buys” and cost less than the national average.

12 Most Affordable Online Marriage and Family Therapy Programs

RankSchool / DegreeStatePriceNote
1
Utah Valley University
(UT)
$23,280.00
$66,280.00
In-State
Out-of-State
2
Utah State University
(UT)
$32,435.76
$43,680.00
In-State
Out-of-State
3
Southeast Missouri State University
(MO)
$36,000.00
All Students
4
Alcorn State University
(MS)
$36,480.00
All Students
5
American Public University System
(WV)
$36,900.00
$30,100.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
6
Southern New Hampshire University
(NH)
$38,550.00
$27,150.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
7
University of Colorado Denver
(CO)
$39,600.00
$61,080.00
In-State
Out-of-State
8
Washington State University
(WA)
$41,472.00
$46,200.00
In-State
Out-of-State
9
New England College
(NH)
$49,800.00
$22,500.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
10
Concordia University-Saint Paul
(MN)
$50,400.00
$30,000.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
11
Corban University
(OR)
$50,860.00
All Students
12
Amridge University
(AL)
$51,800.00
$35,800.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
NOTE: The following schools did not make our Best Buy ranking but are also great online options.
School / DegreeStatePriceNote
Houston Baptist University
(TX)
$53,875.00
All Students
Oregon State University
(OR)
$55,970.00
All Students
Arizona Christian University
(AZ)
$56,000.00
All Students
Hope International University
(CA)
$57,600.00
$33,600.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
Pennsylvania State University
(PA)
$58,172.00
All Students
San Diego Christian College
(CA)
$58,671.00
All Students
Kansas State University
(KS)
$58,968.00
All Students
Florida Institute of Technology
(FL)
$61,710.00
$30,250.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
Southwestern Assemblies of God University
(TX)
$64,255.00
All Students
Western Michigan University
(MI)
$65,475.25
$81,644.52
In-State
Out-of-State
Post University
(CT)
$68,400.00
All Students
Pacific Oaks College
(CA)
$71,745.00
$30,045.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
Southwestern Adventist University
(TX)
$86,160.00
All Students

14 Program is no longer accepting new students.

Accreditation Note: To qualify for a ranking, a program must be regionally accredited. Additional programmatic accreditation is noted in the rank table.

34 Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)

Rankings Note: These online college rankings are based on a GetEducated Summer 2020 review of regionally accredited online marriage and family therapy 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 Request More Information 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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