2020 Most Affordable Online Master's in Human Services Degrees

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

These 22 schools make up the most affordable options for obtaining an online master's degree in human services, with all of their annual tuition rates priced at less than $13,000. Eastern Illinois University is the #1 school on the list, offering a tuition rate of $5,210 annually. Liberty University, ranked #2, has an annual tuition rate $5,500 for their MA: Religion: Pastoral Counseling, offering classes such as Divorce, Marriage & Blended Families and Public Policy & Advocacy Strategies.

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

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Rank School Annual Tuition
# 1 #1 Eastern Illinois University $5,210
# 2 #2 Liberty University $5,500
# 3 #3 Wilmington University $8,296
# 4 (tie) #4 (tie) Regent University Online $8,925
# 4 (tie) #4 (tie) Southwestern Assemblies of God University $8,925
# 6 #6 University of Illinois at Springfield $8,959
# 7 #7 University of Northwestern - St. Paul $8,982
# 8 #8 Touro University Worldwide $9,000
# 9 #9 Sam Houston State University $9,283
# 10 #10 Washburn University $9,522
# 11 #11 Ottawa University Online $9,525
# 12 #12 Saint Leo University Online $9,990
# 13 #13 Amridge University $10,125
# 14 #14 Houston Baptist University $10,350
# 15 #15 Bellevue University $10,530
# 16 #16 The University of Arizona Global Campus $10,795
# 17 #17 Saint Mary's University of Minnesota $11,520
# 18 #18 Nova Southeastern University $11,700
# 19 #19 University of North Texas $12,146
# 20 #20 Antioch University-Midwest $12,168
# 21 #21 Malone University $12,200
# 22 #22 California State University-Northridge $12,705
#1
#1

Eastern Illinois University

Charleston (IL)
Annual Tuition: $5,210
Annual Tuition: $5,210
Annual Tuition: $5,210
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 95%
  • Graduation Rate: 53%
  • Acceptance Rate: 52%
  • Average SATs: 940 -1130
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 562
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 524
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (217) 581-5000

Example Classes: Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood, Family Budgeting and Debt Management, Family Stress and Resilience, Public Policy and Grant Writing for Human Services Programming, Societal Theories of Aging, Theories of Human Development and Family Life

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Human Services Program Administration
#2
#2

Liberty University

Lynchburg (VA)
Annual Tuition: $5,500
Annual Tuition: $5,500
Annual Tuition: $5,500
  • Online Degrees: 31
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 99%
  • Graduation Rate: 47%
  • Acceptance Rate: 30%
  • Average SATs: 1040 -1260
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 34,092
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 36,337
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (434) 582-2000

Example Classes: Divorce, Marriage & Blended Families, Family, Faith & the Future: Worldview, Public Policy & Advocacy Strategies

Online Master's Degrees

  • MS in Human Performance
  • MA: Addictions Counseling
  • MA: Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • MA: Human Services Counseling: Addictions & Recovery
  • MA: Human Services Counseling: Business
  • MA: Human Services Counseling: Christian Ministry Counseling
#3
#3

Wilmington University

New Castle (DE)
Annual Tuition: $8,296
Annual Tuition: $8,296
Annual Tuition: $8,296
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 63%
  • Graduation Rate: 21%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 5,064
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 3,291
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Phone #: (877) 967-5464

Example Classes: Contemporary Issues in Administration of Human Services, Law and Practice in Human Services, Research, Design and Evaluation of Programs in Human Services, Social Policy, Advocacy and Human Services, Structure and Dynamics of Relationships, Organizations, Communities and Societies, Technology and Information Management in Human Services

Online Master's Degrees

  • MS in Human Services - Administration of Human Services
  • MS in Human Services - Human Services Practice
#4
#4

Regent University Online

Virginia Beach (VA)
Annual Tuition: $8,925
Annual Tuition: $8,925
Annual Tuition: $8,925
  • Online Degrees: 16
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 99%
  • Graduation Rate: 57%
  • Acceptance Rate: 78%
  • Average SATs: 990 -1220
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 3,146
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 5,092
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (757) 352-4127

Example Classes: Behavioral Science Foundations, Foundations of Human Services, Helping Skills & Techniques, Multicultural Awareness & Individual Diversity, Professional Ethics in the Human Service Fields, Student Services Administration

Online Master's Degrees

  • M.A. in Human Services
  • M.A. in Human Services - Criminal Justice & Ministry
  • M.A. in Human Services - Life Coaching
  • M.A. in Human Services – Human Services for Student Affairs
  • M.A. in Human Services - Addictions Counseling
  • M.A. in Human Services - Biblical Counseling
#4
#4
Annual Tuition: $8,925
Annual Tuition: $8,925
Annual Tuition: $8,925
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 98%
  • Graduation Rate: 45%
  • Acceptance Rate: 28%
  • Average SATs: 918 -1103
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 739
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 338
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (888) 937-7248

Example Classes: Crisis Intervention, Integration Issues in Behavioral Sciences, Methods and Techniques in Counseling, Personal Lifestyle and Career Development, Professional Orientation, Ethical and Legal Issues, Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Human Services Counseling (Non-clinical)
#6
#6
Annual Tuition: $8,959
Annual Tuition: $8,959
Annual Tuition: $8,959
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 96%
  • Graduation Rate: 54%
  • Acceptance Rate: 52%
  • Average SATs: 995 -1220
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 889
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 859
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (217) 206-6600

Example Classes: Critical Perspectives in Human Service, Ethics and Professional Development, Grant Writing in Human Services, Interviewing and Assessment Skills in Human Services, Organization Dynamics, Social Policy and Human Services, Social Service Administration, Staff Development and Supervision

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Human Services
  • Master of Arts in Human Services - Social Services Administration
#7
#7
Annual Tuition: $8,982
Annual Tuition: $8,982
Annual Tuition: $8,982
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
  • Graduation Rate: 68%
  • Acceptance Rate: 93%
  • Average SATs: 1110 -1330
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,212
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 94
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (651) 631-5100

Example Classes: Ethics and Legal Issues in Human Services, Family Communication and Relationships, Interviewing and Assessment Skills, Marriage and Family Dynamics, Multicultural/Diversity Issues in Human Services, Worldview, Leadership, and Human Services

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Human Services
#8
#8

Touro University Worldwide

Los Angeles (CA)
Annual Tuition: $9,000
Annual Tuition: $9,000
Annual Tuition: $9,000
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 90%
  • Graduation Rate: 100%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 466
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,414
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Phone #: (818) 575-6800

Example Classes: Developing Team Collaboration in Human Services, Financial Decision Making for Human Services Organizations, Nonprofit Management in Human Services, Professional Communications in Human Services, Public Policy in Human Services, Research Methods for Human Services

Online Master's Degrees

  • MS - Human Services
#9
#9
Annual Tuition: $9,283
Annual Tuition: $9,283
Annual Tuition: $9,283
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 86%
  • Graduation Rate: 54%
  • Acceptance Rate: 74%
  • Average SATs: 990 -1140
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 2,120
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,562
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (936) 294-1111

Example Classes: Advocacy and Case Management, Coordinating Victim Services, Elder Abuse and Victimization, Gender and Criminal Justice, Interpersonal Violence, Neurobiology of Trauma

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Public Administration
  • Master of Science in Victim Services Management
#10
#10

Washburn University

Topeka (KS)
Annual Tuition: $9,522
Annual Tuition: $9,522
Annual Tuition: $9,522
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 92%
  • Graduation Rate: 45%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 474
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 199
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (785) 670-1010

Example Classes: Addiction and Recovery Services, Advanced Methods Individual Counseling, Advanced Pharmacology/Substance Use Disorders, Diagnosis Substance Use Disorders, Integrative Approaches Dual Diagnosis, Integrative Human Services

Online Master's Degrees

  • MA in Family & Human Services/Addiction Counseling
#11
#11
Annual Tuition: $9,525
Annual Tuition: $9,525
Annual Tuition: $9,525
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Graduation Rate: 34%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 205
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 56
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (785) 242-5200

Example Classes: Advanced Psychodiagnostic and Treatment Planning, Counseling and the Helping Professions, Professional and Ethical Issues in Counseling, Psychological Testing, Social/Cultural Concerns in Counseling, Theory/Techniques in Marriage and Family Counseling

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Counseling - Treatment of Trauma, Abuse, and Deprivation
#12
#12
Annual Tuition: $9,990
Annual Tuition: $9,990
Annual Tuition: $9,990
  • Online Degrees: 4
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
  • Graduation Rate: 49%
  • Acceptance Rate: 58%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 8,242
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 4,720
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (352) 588-8200

Example Classes: Creating New Human Services Organizations, Funding Sources for Human Services Organizations, Grantsmanship, Management & Leadership in Human Service Organizations, Marketing in Human Service Organizations, Working in Human Services Administration

Online Master's Degrees

  • M.S. in Human Services Administration
  • Master of Social Work - Advanced Clinical Practice (2 Year)
  • Master of Social Work - Advanced Standing Program
  • Master of Social Work: Advanced Clinical Practice (3 Year)
#13
#13

Amridge University

Montgomery (AL)
Annual Tuition: $10,125
Annual Tuition: $10,125
Annual Tuition: $10,125
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
  • Graduation Rate: 33%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 365
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 468
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (334) 387-3877 x7550

Example Classes: Ethics and Professional Identity, Human Services Occupational Competency, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, Psychology of Grief, Death, and Dying, Psychopathology and Psychopharmacology, Systemic Treatment of Substance Related Disorders

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Professional Counseling
  • Master of Science in Human Services
#14
#14
Annual Tuition: $10,350
Annual Tuition: $10,350
Annual Tuition: $10,350
  • Online Degrees: 3
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
  • Graduation Rate: 44%
  • Acceptance Rate: 69%
  • Average SATs: 1020 -1180
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 293
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 414
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (281) 649-3000

Example Classes: Crisis Response and Trauma Care, Executive Leadership Coaching, Human Growth and Development, Life Coaching Foundations I, Multicultural Counseling, Relationship Coaching

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling
  • Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling - Marriage & Family
  • Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling - Professional Life Coaching
#15
#15

Bellevue University

Bellevue (NE)
Annual Tuition: $10,530
Annual Tuition: $10,530
Annual Tuition: $10,530
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 84%
  • Graduation Rate: 24%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 7,352
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 3,151
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (402) 291-8100

Example Classes: Career Development, Community Engagement, Nonprofit Administration, Social and Cultural Diversity, Sustainable Funding

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Human Services
  • Master of Science in Child, Youth, and Family Studies
#16
#16
Annual Tuition: $10,795
Annual Tuition: $10,795
Annual Tuition: $10,795
  • Online Degrees: 5
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 89%
  • Graduation Rate: 8%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 26,914
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 5,706
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (866) 711-1700

Example Classes: Cultural Diversity & Individual Differences, Group Theories & Human Systems, Human Services Delivery Skills & Processes, Integrative Project for Human Services, Intervention Strategies in Wellness Programs, Recruiting & Coaching Volunteers

Online Master's Degrees

  • MA/Human Services - Mental Health Administration
  • MA/Human Services - Standard Program of Study
  • MA/Education - Family and Community Services Specialization
  • MA/Human Services - Nonprofit Management
  • MA/Public Sociology
#17
#17
Annual Tuition: $11,520
Annual Tuition: $11,520
Annual Tuition: $11,520
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
  • Graduation Rate: 64%
  • Acceptance Rate: 64%
  • Average SATs: 1030 -1196
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 49
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,381
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (507) 457-1600

Example Classes: Healthcare Financial Management, Human Resource Management, Human Services Administration, Human Services Systems, Lifespan Development, Policy for Human Services

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Health & Human Services Administration
#18
#18

Nova Southeastern University

Fort Lauderdale (FL)
Annual Tuition: $11,700
Annual Tuition: $11,700
Annual Tuition: $11,700
  • Online Degrees: 19
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
  • Graduation Rate: 58%
  • Acceptance Rate: 58%
  • Average SATs: 1070 -1280
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 292
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 5,532
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (954) 262-7300

Example Classes: Foundations in Child Development, Foundations in Child Placement Risk and Protective Factors, Foundations in Child Protective Law, Foundations in Family Diversity and Conflict Resolution, Overview: Childhood & Adolescent Psychological Disorders, Overview: Children and Trauma

Online Master's Degrees

  • MHS - Child Protection
  • MHS - Child Protection - Administration for Child Protective Services
  • MHS - Child Protection - Advocating for the Child as a Behavior Analyst
  • MHS - Child Protection - Advocating for the Special Needs Child's Education
  • MHS - Child Protection - Child Protection & Juvenile Justice
  • MHS - Child Protection - Conflict and Crisis Management for the Child Protective Case Worker
#19
#19
Annual Tuition: $12,146
Annual Tuition: $12,146
Annual Tuition: $12,146
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 82%
  • Graduation Rate: 56%
  • Acceptance Rate: 72%
  • Average SATs: 1060 -1250
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,715
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 2,352
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (940) 565-2000

Example Classes: Ethical Issues in Aging Society, Health Delivery Systems, Health Information Systems, Health Services Administration, Marketing Health Services, Theories and Measures for Health and Wellness

Online Master's Degrees

  • Accelerated Master of Science in Health Service Administration: Rehabilitation Services
#20
#20

Antioch University-Midwest

Yellow Springs (OH)
Annual Tuition: $12,168
Annual Tuition: $12,168
Annual Tuition: $12,168
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 177
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 19
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (937) 769-1800

Example Classes: Developing People & Performance, Ethics & Legal Issues for Nonprofits, Financial Management & Analysis, Grant Writing and Fund Development, Human Services Systems and Organizations, Organizational Leadership & Governance

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Human Services Administration in Human Services Administration
#21
#21

Malone University

Canton (OH)
Annual Tuition: $12,200
Annual Tuition: $12,200
Annual Tuition: $12,200
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
  • Graduation Rate: 54%
  • Acceptance Rate: 66%
  • Average SATs: 925 -1183
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 115
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 182
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (330) 471-8100

Example Classes: Abnormal Psychology, Addictions Counseling, Diagnosis of Mental Disorders, Foundations of Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Management and Advocacy in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Treatment Methods in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Education - Clinical Mental Health Counseling
#22
#22
Annual Tuition: $12,705
Annual Tuition: $12,705
Annual Tuition: $12,705
  • Online Degrees: 3
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 86%
  • Graduation Rate: 55%
  • Acceptance Rate: 58%
  • Average SATs: 910 -1130
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 589
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 917
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WSCUC
  • Phone #: (818) 677-1200

Example Classes: Counseling in Assistive Technology Service Delivery, History, Law, Policy and Assistive Technology, Medical Conditions Affecting Quality of Life

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Assistive Technology Studies and Human Services
  • M.A. in Diverse Community Development Leadership
  • Master of Public Administration

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