2020 Most Affordable Master's in Counseling Online

2020 Most Affordable Counseling Masters Degrees Badge

These 25 schools make up the most affordable options for obtaining an online master's degree in counseling, with all of their annual tuition rates priced at less than $13,000. In first place, The Baptist College of Florida is the most affordable school, with a tuition rate of $5,400. Liberty University, ranked #2, offers an annual tuition rate of $5,500. Liberty offers a broad selection of online counseling programs including an MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and an MA in Addictions Counseling.

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Rank School Annual Tuition
# 1 #1 $5,400
# 2 #2 $5,500
# 3 #3 $5,694
# 4 #4 $5,850
# 5 #5 $7,020
# 6 #6 $7,920
# 7 #7 $8,250
# 8 (tie) #8 (tie) $8,925
# 8 (tie) #8 (tie) $8,925
# 10 #10 $9,115
# 11 #11 $9,522
# 12 #12 $9,525
# 13 #13 $10,080
# 14 #14 $10,350
# 15 #15 $10,782
# 16 #16 $11,040
# 17 #17 $11,136
# 18 #18 $11,140
# 19 #19 $11,286
# 20 #20 $11,310
# 21 #21 $11,475
# 22 #22 $12,000
# 23 #23 $12,000
# 24 (tie) #24 (tie) $12,240
# 24 (tie) #24 (tie) $12,240
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  • Annual Tuition: $5,400
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 19
  • Example Classes: Addiction & Recovery; Case Management; Community & Crisis Counseling; Counseling & Spirituality Integration; Group Dynamics; Marriage & Family Counseling

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Counseling
  • Annual Tuition: $5,500
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 33,217
  • Example Classes: Acute Stress, Grief and Trauma; Assessment Techniques in Counseling; Biological Aspects of Addiction and Recovery; Treatment and the Recovery Process

Online Master's Degrees

  • MA in Human Services Counseling
  • MA: Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • MA: Human Services Counseling: Business
  • MA: Human Services Counseling: Dobson Center Parenting & Child/Adolescent
  • MA: Human Services Counseling: Military Resilience
  • MA: Professional Counseling (60hr)
  • Annual Tuition: $5,694
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 417
  • Example Classes: Counseling Theories & Process; Cultural Diversity in Counseling; Group Theory & Process; Medical Case Management; Vocational Rehabilitation

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling and Case Management
  • Annual Tuition: $5,850
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: DEAC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,035
  • Example Classes: Addiction Counseling and Families; Clinical Supervision; Diagnosis and Treatment of Substance Abuse Disorders; Drug Enforcement; Psychological Consultation; Psychopharmacology for Counselors

Online Master's Degrees

  • M.A. in Psychology and Addiction Counseling
  • Annual Tuition: $7,020
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 366
  • Example Classes: Career Counseling; Crisis Counseling; Group Psychotherapy; Individual and Family Lifespan Human Development; Psychopathology of Individuals and Families; Research in Counseling

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Master of Science in Human Services - Counseling
  • Master of Science in School Counseling
  • Annual Tuition: $7,920
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 929
  • Example Classes: Advanced Counseling Skills & Techniques; Counseling Children & Adolescents; Counseling in a Diverse Society; Ethical, Legal, & Professional Issues in Counseling; Human Development for Helping Professionals; Psychopharmacology & the Counseling Profession

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Education in College Counseling and Student Affairs
  • Master of Science in Clinical and Mental Health Counseling
  • Annual Tuition: $8,250
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 237
  • Example Classes: Abnormal Behavior; Biblical Philosophy of Counseling; Career Counseling; Ethnicity and Counseling; Marriage and Family Counseling

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Counseling Concentration
  • Master of Science in Counseling
  • Annual Tuition: $8,925
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 5,536
  • Example Classes: Concepts of Family Systems; Counseling & Christian Thought; Counseling Children & Adolescents; Crisis, Trauma & Clinical Counseling; Principles of School Counseling; Theories of Human Sexuality

Online Master's Degrees

  • M.A. in Human Services - Grief Counseling
  • M.A. in Human Services - Trauma & Crisis Counseling
  • M.A. in Human Services - Human Services Counseling
  • M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • M.A. in Human Services
  • M.A. in Human Services - Addictions Counseling
  • Annual Tuition: $8,925
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 410
  • Example Classes: Advanced Psychopathology and Treatment Planning; Crisis Intervention; Ethical and Legal Issues in Professional Practice Management; Integrative Issues in the Behavioral Sciences; Personal Lifestyle and Career Development; Tests and Assessment

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Divinity - Counseling
  • Master of Divinity - Family Ministry
  • Master of Education in School Counseling
  • Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Master of Science in Human Services Counseling (Non-clinical)
  • Annual Tuition: $9,115
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,653
  • Example Classes: Diagnosis and Treatment in Counseling; Essential Helping Skills of Counseling; Introduction to Play Therapy; Sexuality Across the Lifespan

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Counseling
  • Master of Education in School Counseling
  • Annual Tuition: $9,522
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 852
  • Example Classes: Advanced Methods of Group Counseling; Advanced Pharmacology and Substance Use Disorders; Diagnosis of Substance Use Disorders; Integrative Human Services; Professional Ethics and Practice

Online Master's Degrees

  • MA in Human Services/Addiction Counseling
  • Annual Tuition: $9,525
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 31
  • Example Classes: Advanced Psychodiagnostic and Treatment Planning; Counseling Theories; Group Counseling and Dynamics; Human Growth and Development; Professional and Ethical Issues in Counseling; Social/Cultural Concerns in Counseling

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Counseling
  • Master of Arts in Counseling - Christian Counseling
  • Master of Arts in Counseling - Expressive Arts Therapy
  • Master of Arts in Counseling - Gerocounseling
  • Master of Arts in Counseling - Professional Counseling
  • Master of Arts in Counseling - Treatment of Trauma, Abuse, and Deprivation
  • Annual Tuition: $10,080
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 4,298
  • Example Classes: Appraisal of Individuals and Families; Issues in Addiction Recovery; Multicultural Counseling; Psychopharmacology; Theory and Techniques in Group Counseling

Online Master's Degrees

  • M.A. Counseling
  • M.A. Counseling - Clinical Addictions Counseling
  • M.A. Counseling - Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • M.A. Counseling - Community Care
  • M.A. Counseling - Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy
  • M.A. Counseling - School Counseling
  • Annual Tuition: $10,350
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,111
  • Example Classes: Career Counseling and Lifestyle Development; Clinical Diagnosis and Treatment Planning; Clinical Psychopathology; Crisis Response and Trauma Care; Group Counseling and Psychotherapy; Multicultural Counseling

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling
  • Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling - Human Sexuality
  • Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling - Marriage & Family
  • Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling - Professional Life Coaching
  • Annual Tuition: $10,782
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 297
  • Example Classes: Advanced Approaches to Counseling and Therapy Skills; Counseling Children and Adolescents; Family and Couples Therapy; Group Psychotherapy & Counseling; Multicultural Counseling; Psychodynamics of Psychopathology

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Adlerian Counseling and Psychotherapy
  • Master of Arts in Adlerian Counseling and Psychotherapy - Co-Occurring Disorders and Addiction Counseling
  • Master of Arts in Adlerian Counseling and Psychotherapy - Marriage, Couples, and Family Counseling
  • Annual Tuition: $11,040
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 14,215
  • Example Classes: Crisis, Disaster and Trauma Counseling; Group Methods; Human Growth and Development; Medical Aspects of Disability; Psychopathology; Social and Cultural Diversity Issues

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling: Clinical Mental Health Counseling Track
  • Annual Tuition: $11,136
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 3,328
  • Example Classes: Counseling Methods; Dynamics of Addiction; Life-Span Development in Counseling; Methods of Research; Psychology of Women, Gender and Development; Theories of Counseling, Personality and Development

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Counseling: K-12 School Counseling Emphasis
  • Master of Science in Nutrition - Nutrition Education and Counseling
  • Annual Tuition: $11,140
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 927
  • Example Classes: Addiction and Dual Diagnosis; Crisis Intervention in Counseling; Human Growth Across the Lifespan; Intervention Strategies: Counseling Skills and Techniques; Issues in Rural Human Services; Rehabilitation of Persons Living with HIV/AIDS

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Annual Tuition: $11,286
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NECHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 21,375
  • Example Classes: Advanced Individual and Group Helping Skills and Techniques: Residency II; Diagnosis of Emotional and Mental Disorders; Prevention and Intervention of Crisis and Trauma; Professional Issues, Ethics, and Laws in Clinical Mental Health Counseling; Substance Use Disorders and Process Addictions; Treatment Planning in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Online Master's Degrees

  • MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Annual Tuition: $11,310
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,113
  • Example Classes: Couple/Family/System Counseling; Crisis, Disaster and Trauma; Diagnosis and Psychopathology; Foundations of Addict Counseling; LIfe Span Development; Multicultural Issues

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Counseling - Clinical Mental Health
  • Master of Arts in Counseling - School Counseling
  • Annual Tuition: $11,475
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 404
  • Example Classes: Assessment of Individuals and Families; Basic Counseling Techniques/Helping Relationships; Counseling for Abusive Relationships; Marital and Family Systems; Psychopathology and Psychopharmacology; Systemic Treatment of Substance Related Disorders

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Master of Arts in Professional Counseling
  • Master of Divinity in Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Master of Divinity in Professional Counseling
  • Annual Tuition: $12,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 10,210
  • Example Classes: Counseling during Grief and Crisis; Group Counseling; Legal and Ethical Issues in Counseling; Psychological Assessment in Clinical Practice; Theories in Counseling

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Addiction Counseling
  • Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Master of Arts in Education - School Counseling P-12
  • Annual Tuition: $12,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 214
  • Example Classes: Biological Systems of Chemical Dependency; Cross Cultural Counseling; Ethical Issues in Chemical Dependency; Foundations of Chemical Dependency; Psychology of Addiction; Recovery & Relapse; Substance Abuse Internship

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Annual Tuition: $12,240
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 503
  • Example Classes: Care and Counseling Techniques; Psychological Issues in Ministry; Short Term Counseling: Theories and Practices

Online Master's Degrees

  • MA in Care and Counseling
  • MA in Care and Counseling - Addictions Care
  • MA in Care and Counseling - Marriage and Family Care
  • MA in Care and Counseling - Mission Care
  • MDiv in Care and Counseling
  • Annual Tuition: $12,240
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 255
  • Example Classes: Clinical Psychopathology and Diagnosis; Foundations of Addiction Counseling; Foundations of Child and Adolescent Counseling; Human Growth and Development; Intimacy, Sexuality and Gender; Psychopharmacology

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling