2020 Most Affordable Online Master's in Child Development

By the OnlineU team | Updated 3/13/2020
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By the OnlineU team | Updated 3/13/2020

With annual tuitions under $23,000, these 7 online colleges offer the most affordable master's in child development programs. Texas Woman's University, ranked #1, offers an online Master of Science in Child Development for only $11,172 per year. In the #2 spot is Southern New Hampshire University Online, offering a MS in Psychology - Child & Developmental Psychology for $11,286 per academic year.

You can read more about our ranked schools below or browse our rankings of the most affordable online bachelor's in child development degrees. View our methodology or learn more about OnlineU.

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Rank School Annual Tuition
# 1 #1 $11,172
# 2 #2 $11,286
# 3 #3 $11,560
# 4 #4 $13,860
# 5 #5 $15,448
# 6 #6 $15,768
# 7 #7 $22,752
#1
#1
Annual Tuition: $11,172
Annual Tuition: $11,172
Annual Tuition: $11,172
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 93%
  • Graduation Rate: 43%
  • Acceptance Rate: 86%
  • Average SATs: 970 -1160
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,619
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 2,406
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (940) 898-2000

Example Classes: Developmental and Psychosocial Perspectives on Health, Illness, and Families, Family Crises, Family Systems in Child Development, Grief, Loss, and Bereavement, Play, Development, and the Young Learner, Professional Practice and Ethics for Working With Children and Families

#2
#2
Annual Tuition: $11,286
Annual Tuition: $11,286
Annual Tuition: $11,286
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 75%
  • Graduation Rate: 52%
  • Acceptance Rate: 78%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 76,929
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 19,983
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NECHE
  • Phone #: (603) 668-2211

Example Classes: Child and Developmental Psychology Seminar, Cognitive Neuropsychology, Developmental Psychology, Intervention Strategies, Theories of Personality

#3
#3

University of La Verne

La Verne (CA)
Annual Tuition: $11,560
Annual Tuition: $11,560
Annual Tuition: $11,560
  • Online Degrees: 5
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 98%
  • Graduation Rate: 68%
  • Acceptance Rate: 48%
  • Average SATs: 1020 -1205
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 505
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 442
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WSCUC
  • Phone #: (909) 593-3511

Example Classes: Assessment in Early Childhood, Cognition and Brain Development, Human Development, Language, Reading, and Concept Development, Studies in Attachment, Teaching Adults

#4
#4

Capella University

Minneapolis (MN)
Annual Tuition: $13,860
Annual Tuition: $13,860
Annual Tuition: $13,860
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
  • Graduation Rate: 0%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 9,815
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 27,356
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (888) 227-3552

Example Classes: Adolescent Psychology, Child Psychology, Human Prenatal Development, Lifespan Development, Quantitative Design and Analysis, Topics in Child and Adolescent Development

#5
#5
Annual Tuition: $15,448
Annual Tuition: $15,448
Annual Tuition: $15,448
  • Online Degrees: 6
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 91%
  • Graduation Rate: 73%
  • Acceptance Rate: 45%
  • Average SATs: 1170 -1330
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 3,049
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 2,419
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (813) 974-2011

Example Classes: Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Policy, Co-Occurring Mental & Substance Use Disorders in Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health, Cultural Competency in Children's Mental Health, Epidemiology of Mental Disorders, Evaluation & Research Methods in Community Hea

#6
#6

Northcentral University

Prescott Valley (AZ)
Annual Tuition: $15,768
Annual Tuition: $15,768
Annual Tuition: $15,768
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Graduation Rate: 0%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 70
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 10,465
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (888) 327-2877

Example Classes: ADHD and Autistic Spectrum, Child and Adolescent Gender Development, Child and Adolescent Psychopathology, Ethics in Development Psychology, Foundations of Child and Adolescent Developmental Psychology, Pre-Natal and Early Childhood Development

#7
#7

University of Minnesota Online

Minneapolis (MN) (and 4 others)
Annual Tuition: $22,752
Annual Tuition: $22,752
Annual Tuition: $22,752
  • Online Degrees: 5
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 85%
  • Graduation Rate: 73%
  • Acceptance Rate: 62%
  • Average SATs: 1099 -1299
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,525
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 742
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Example Classes: Childhood Death and Bereavement, Developmental Perspectives on Illness and Injury in Healthcare, Infant Observation Seminar, Prevention and Intervention in Early Childhood: Practice, Therapeutic Play for Child Life Practice, Therapeutic Relationships: Supporting Children in Healthcare