2019 Most Affordable Online Colleges for a PhD in Psychology

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Students looking to pursue an affordable online Ph.D. in Psychology can browse this list of six schools, all of which cost less than $25,000 per year. Touro University Worldwide is ranked #1, offering a Doctor of Psychology in Human and Organizational Psychology for only$10,500 annually. The #2 pick, Capella University, offers an impressive 10 doctoral programs in psychology covering topics such as addiction psychology, developmental psychology, and clinical psychology, among others. These programs cost $11,535 per academic year.

You can read more about our ranked schools below or browse our 2019 rankings of the most affordable online doctoral degrees. View our methodology or learn more about SR Education Group.

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Rank College Annual Tuition
#1 #1 Touro University Worldwide Annual Tuition $10,500
#2 #2 Capella University Annual Tuition $11,535
#3 #3 Northcentral University Annual Tuition $15,870
#4 #4 California Institute of Integral Studies Annual Tuition $16,152
#5 #5 Sofia University Annual Tuition $23,750
#6 #6 Saybrook University Annual Tuition $24,570
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  • Annual Tuition: $10,500
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Application of Research Methods in Professional Settings; Applied Cognitive Psychology; Applied I/O Psychology; Applied Media Psychology; Applied Social Psychology; Career Counseling
  • Annual Tuition: $11,535
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Research Design and Methodology for Professional Psychology; Biological Basis of Behavior; Clinical Interventions; Cognitive/Affective Psychology; Ethics and Multicultural Issues in Clinical and Counseling Psychology; History and Systems of Psychology
  • Annual Tuition: $15,870
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Acceptance Rate: Not Provided
  • Example Classes:
    Adult Aging; Cognition, Emotion, and Motivation; Forensic Psychology; Foundations for Doctoral Study in Psychology; Human Communication- Interviewing Skills; Human Sexual Behavior
  • Annual Tuition: $16,152
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Acceptance Rate: Not Provided
  • Example Classes:
    Critical Thinking with Integral/Transpersonal Psychologies; Praxis with Integral and Transpersonal Sociology and Social Action; Quantitative Research Methods with Neuroscience of Consciousness; Research Design and Critique with Exceptional Human Experiences; Scholarly Writing with Integral and Transpersonal Studies; Western/World Philosophies with History and Systems of Psychology
  • Annual Tuition: $23,750
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Acceptance Rate: Not Provided
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Seminar in Transpersonal Psychology; Cognition, Affect,and Consciousness; Critical Thinking and Academic Writing Seminar; Integral Research Skills; Intensive Retreat Seminar; Quantitative Research Research Methods Methods and Statistics
  • Annual Tuition: $24,570
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Acceptance Rate: Not Provided
  • Example Classes:
    Ethics and Laws in Psychotherapy and Behavioral Science Research; Ethics, Spirit, and Health Care; Foundations and Critique of Contemporary Psychology; Foundations of Existential, Humanistic, and Transpersonal Psychology; History and Systems of Psychology; Psychology of Consciousness

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