2020 Most Affordable Online Master's in Forensic Psychology

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

These 10 schools make up the most affordable options for obtaining an online master's degree in forensic psychology, with all of their annual tuition rates priced at less than $19,000. At #1, University of North Dakota offers an online Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology for only $7,785 per year. Tiffin University, ranked #2, offers an annual tuition rate of $7,875 for its Master of Science in Criminal Justice - Forensic Psychology. Classes for this program include Criminogenic Psychopathology, Drug Abuse and Society, Legal and Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice, Mental Health Law in Criminal Behavior, and Statistical Applications in Criminal Justice.

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Rank School Annual Tuition
# 1 #1 $7,785
# 2 #2 $7,875
# 3 #3 $9,044
# 4 #4 $11,286
# 5 #5 $13,560
# 6 #6 $13,580
# 7 #7 $13,860
# 8 #8 $14,220
# 9 #9 $14,394
# 10 #10 $18,898
#1
#1

University of North Dakota

Grand Forks (ND)
Annual Tuition: $7,785
Annual Tuition: $7,785
Annual Tuition: $7,785
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 90%
  • Graduation Rate: 55%
  • Acceptance Rate: 83%
  • Average SATs: 980 -1230
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,867
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,664
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (800) 225-5863

Example Classes: Behavior Pathology, Child Psychopathology, Diversity Psychology, Psychological Profiling & Criminal Behavior, Psychology & Law

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology
#2
#2

Tiffin University

Tiffin (OH)
Annual Tuition: $7,875
Annual Tuition: $7,875
Annual Tuition: $7,875
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 98%
  • Graduation Rate: 35%
  • Acceptance Rate: 69%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 480
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 742
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (800) 968-6446

Example Classes: Contemporary Criminal Justice: Issues and Trends, Criminogenic Psychopathology, Drug Abuse and Society, Legal and Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice, Mental Health Law in Criminal Behavior, Statistical Applications in Criminal Justice

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Criminal Justice - Forensic Psychology
#3
#3

Arizona State University

Tempe (AZ) (and 4 others)
Annual Tuition: $9,044
Annual Tuition: $9,044
Annual Tuition: $9,044
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 94%
  • Graduation Rate: 66%
  • Acceptance Rate: 76%
  • Average SATs: 1091 -1298
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 28,353
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 9,021
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Example Classes: Advanced Legal Psychology, Applied Data Analysis in Criminal Justice, Psychopathology, Quantitative Research Methodology and Statistics I, Seminar in Courts and Sentencing, Seminar in Criminology

Online Master's Degrees

  • MS in Forensic Psychology
  • MS in Psychology - Forensic Psychology
#4
#4
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: Assessment for Forensic Psychology, Cognitive Processes, Ethical Practice in Psychology, Intersection of Law and Psychology, Psychology in the Courtroom, Social Psychology

Online Master's Degrees

  • MS in Psychology - Forensic Psychology
#5
#5

Liberty University

Lynchburg (VA)
Annual Tuition: $13,560
Annual Tuition: $13,560
Annual Tuition: $13,560
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 97%
  • Graduation Rate: 49%
  • Acceptance Rate: 30%
  • Average SATs: 970 -1200
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 32,610
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 31,396
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (434) 582-2000

Example Classes: Crisis Intervention in Law Enforcement, Psychology and the Legal System, Rehabilitation and Reintegration of Offenders

Online Master's Degrees

  • MS: Criminal Justice: Forensic Psychology
#6
#6

Capella University

Minneapolis (MN)
Annual Tuition: $13,580
Annual Tuition: $13,580
Annual Tuition: $13,580
  • 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: Current Issues and Trends in Forensic Practice, Ethics and Multicultural Issues in Psychology, Psychology and the Law, Techniques of Forensic Practice, Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy

Online Master's Degrees

  • MS - Forensic Psychology
#7
#7

Purdue University Global

Indianapolis (IN)
Annual Tuition: $13,860
Annual Tuition: $13,860
Annual Tuition: $13,860
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 75%
  • Graduation Rate: 32%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 26,655
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 8,094
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (317) 208-5311

Example Classes: Ethics and Standards of Professional Psychology, Forensic Psychology and the Law, Life Span Development, Testing, Measurement, and Assessment, Theories of Criminal Behavior

Online Master's Degrees

  • MS in Psychology - Forensic Psychology
#8
#8

Nova Southeastern University

Fort Lauderdale (FL)
Annual Tuition: $14,220
Annual Tuition: $14,220
Annual Tuition: $14,220
  • Online Degrees: 3
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
  • Graduation Rate: 50%
  • Acceptance Rate: 58%
  • Average SATs: 1080 -1290
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 366
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 6,131
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (954) 262-7300

Example Classes: Best Practices and Policies for the Mentally Ill in the Criminal Justice System, Communication Skills and Tools in Forensic Psychology, Ethical Concerns & Multicultural Issues in Forensic Psychology, Gender Violence: Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault & Child Abuse, Methods & Tools of Psychological & Violence Risk Assessment, Psychopathology, Personality Disorders, and Behavioral Interventions in Forensic Settings

Online Master's Degrees

  • MS - Forensic Psychology
  • MS - Forensic Psychology - Legal System
  • MS - Forensic Psychology - Mental Health Workers, First Responders and Disaster Teams
#9
#9
Annual Tuition: $14,394
Annual Tuition: $14,394
Annual Tuition: $14,394
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 68%
  • Graduation Rate: 83%
  • Acceptance Rate: 37%
  • Average SATs: 1190 -1410
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 26
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 156
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WSCUC
  • Phone #: (949) 824-5011

Example Classes: Crime and Social Deviance, Hate Crimes, Legal Institutions and Society, Police, Courts and Corrections, Public Policy, Crime and Criminal Justice, Sentencing and Corrections

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Legal & Forensic Psychology
#10
#10

Northcentral University

Prescott Valley (AZ)
Annual Tuition: $18,898
Annual Tuition: $18,898
Annual Tuition: $18,898
  • 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: Criminal Profiling, Diversity and Forensic Psychology, Forensic Psychology in Correctional Settings, Psychological Evaluation and Treatment of Offenders, Psychology of Law and Justice, Social Psychology and Aggression

Online Master's Degrees

  • MS in Forensic Psychology (MSPSYFS)