2020 Most Affordable Online Colleges for a PhD in Psychology

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

This list highlights 7 schools, all of which offer affordable online doctoral in psychology programs. At #1, Regent University Online offers an online Ph.D. in Counseling & Psychological Studies for only $10,125 per year. In the #2 spot is Liberty University, with a tuition rate of $11,900 per academic year. Students can choose from the following concentrations: General Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, or Social Psychology.

You can read more about our ranked schools below or browse our rankings of the most affordable online doctoral degrees. View our methodology or learn more about OnlineU.

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Rank School Annual Tuition
# 1 #1 Regent University Online $10,125
# 2 #2 Liberty University $11,900
# 3 #3 Touro University Worldwide $15,400
# 4 #4 Capella University $16,200
# 5 #5 California Institute of Integral Studies $16,716
# 6 #6 Northcentral University $16,965
# 7 #7 The University of Arizona Global Campus $19,476
#1
#1

Regent University Online

Virginia Beach (VA)
Annual Tuition: $10,125
Annual Tuition: $10,125
Annual Tuition: $10,125
  • 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: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Online Doctoral Degrees

  • Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) - Educational Psychology
  • Ph.D. in Counseling & Psychological Studies
  • Ph.D. in Counseling & Psychological Studies - Addictions Counseling
  • Ph.D. in Counseling & Psychological Studies - Biblical Counseling
  • Ph.D. in Counseling & Psychological Studies - Grief Counseling
  • Ph.D. in Counseling & Psychological Studies - Human Services Counseling
#2
#2

Liberty University

Lynchburg (VA)
Annual Tuition: $11,900
Annual Tuition: $11,900
Annual Tuition: $11,900
  • 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: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Online Doctoral Degrees

  • PHD: Psychology: General Psychology
  • PhD: Psychology: Theology
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology: Behavioral Health Leadership
  • PHD: Psychology: Developmental Psychology
  • PhD: Psychology: Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • PHD: Psychology: Social Psychology
#3
#3

Touro University Worldwide

Los Angeles (CA)
Annual Tuition: $15,400
Annual Tuition: $15,400
Annual Tuition: $15,400
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 90%
  • Graduation Rate: 100%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 466
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,414
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC

Online Doctoral Degrees

  • Doctor of Psychology in Human and Organizational Psychology
  • Doctor of Psychology in Human and Organizational Psychology - Organizational Leadership
#4
#4

Capella University

Minneapolis (MN)
Annual Tuition: $16,200
Annual Tuition: $16,200
Annual Tuition: $16,200
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
  • Graduation Rate: 0%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 10,503
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 27,356
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Online Doctoral Degrees

  • PhD - Behavioral Analysis
  • PhD - Psychology
  • DPSY - Clinical Psychology
  • PhD - Advanced Studies in Human Behavior
  • PhD - Developmental Psychology
  • PhD - Educational Psychology
#5
#5
Annual Tuition: $16,716
Annual Tuition: $16,716
Annual Tuition: $16,716
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 25
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 339
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: WSCUC

Online Doctoral Degrees

  • PhD in Integral and Transpersonal Psychology
  • PhD in Integral and Transpersonal Psychology - Consciousness Studies and Contemplative Neuroscience
  • PhD in Integral and Transpersonal Psychology - Integral and Transpersonal Psychology
  • PhD in Integral and Transpersonal Psychology - Somatic Studies
  • PhD in Transformative Studies
  • PhD in Transformative Studies - Consciousness Studies
#6
#6

Northcentral University

Prescott Valley (AZ)
Annual Tuition: $16,965
Annual Tuition: $16,965
Annual Tuition: $16,965
  • Graduation Rate: 0%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 165
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 11,058
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Online Doctoral Degrees

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology - Counseling Psychology, California Licensure Track
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology - Dissertation Completion Pathway (Degree Completion)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology - Specialization in Social Policy and Behavioral Health Administration
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology - Specialization in Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders
#7
#7
Annual Tuition: $19,476
Annual Tuition: $19,476
Annual Tuition: $19,476
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 89%
  • Graduation Rate: 8%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 26,914
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 5,706
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Online Doctoral Degrees

  • Doctor of Psychology
  • Doctor of Psychology - Specialization in Criminology and Justice Studies
  • Doctor of Psychology - Specialization in Health and Wellness Psychology
  • Doctor of Psychology - Specialization in Sport and Performance Psychology

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