2020 Most Affordable Online Master's in Child Development

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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.

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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
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  • Annual Tuition: $11,172
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 5,130
  • 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

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Child Development
  • Master of Science in Child Life
  • Annual Tuition: $11,286
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NECHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 21,375
  • Example Classes: Child and Developmental Psychology Seminar; Cognitive Neuropsychology; Developmental Psychology; Intervention Strategies; Theories of Personality

Online Master's Degrees

  • MS in Psychology - Child & Developmental Psychology
  • Annual Tuition: $11,560
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WSCUC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,915
  • Example Classes: Assessment in Early Childhood; Cognition and Brain Development; Human Development; Language, Reading, and Concept Development; Studies in Attachment; Teaching Adults

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Child and Adolescent Development
  • Master of Science in Child and Adolescent Development - Adolescence (Practitioner Track)
  • Master of Science in Child and Adolescent Development - Adolescence (Research Track)
  • Master of Science in Child and Adolescent Development - Early Childhood (Practitioner Track)
  • Master of Science in Child and Adolescent Development - Early Childhood (Research Track)
  • Annual Tuition: $13,860
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 27,356
  • Example Classes: Adolescent Psychology; Child Psychology; Human Prenatal Development; Lifespan Development; Quantitative Design and Analysis; Topics in Child and Adolescent Development

Online Master's Degrees

  • MS - Child and Adolescent Development
  • Annual Tuition: $15,448
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 11,606
  • 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

Online Master's Degrees

  • M.S. in Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health
  • M.S. in Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health - Developmental Disabilities
  • M.S. in Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health - Leadership in Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health
  • M.S. in Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health - Research & Evaluation
  • M.S. in Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health - Youth & Behavioral Health
  • M.S. in Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health (Thesis)
  • Annual Tuition: $15,768
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 10,465
  • 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

Online Master's Degrees

  • MS in Child and Adolescent Developmental Psychology
  • Annual Tuition: $22,752
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 17,360
  • 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

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Applied Child and Adolescent Development
  • Master of Arts in Applied Child and Adolescent Development - Child Life
  • Master of Arts in Applied Child and Adolescent Development - Individualized Studies
  • Master of Arts in Applied Child and Adolescent Development - Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health
  • Master of Public Health in Maternal and Child Health