2017 Most Affordable Online Colleges for a Master's in Psychology

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Prospective psychology master's students seeking online degrees will find 17 affordable schools on this list. With an average annual tuition around $15,000 and degrees spanning educational psychology, organizational psychology, and sport psychology, these colleges and universities are sure to have options for everyone. Taking the top spot, with a $7,110 yearly tuition, is Union College - KY offering a Master of Arts in Psychology. Another affordable option is the M.ED. in Education Psychology available at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania for $7,965 a year.

You can read more about our ranked schools below or browse our 2017 rankings of the most affordable online bachelor's in psychology degrees. View our methodology or learn more about SR Education Group.

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Rank College Annual Tuition
#1 #1 Union College - KY Annual Tuition $7,110
#2 #2 Edinboro University of Pennsylvania Annual Tuition $7,965
#3 #3 University of Connecticut Annual Tuition $10,860
#4 #4 University of Hartford Annual Tuition $10,890
#5 #5 University of California-Irvine Annual Tuition $13,172
#6 #6 Austin Peay State University Annual Tuition $13,203
#7 #7 National Louis University Annual Tuition $13,782
#8 #8 Southern New Hampshire University Online Annual Tuition $15,048
#9 #9 Sacred Heart University Annual Tuition $16,150
#10 #10 Eastern Michigan University Annual Tuition $18,330
#11 (tie) #11 (tie) University of Nevada - Reno Annual Tuition $18,662
#11 (tie) #11 (tie) University of Nevada at Las Vegas Annual Tuition $18,662
#13 #13 University of Idaho Annual Tuition $19,980
#14 #14 Lock Haven University Annual Tuition $21,750
#15 #15 Adler University Annual Tuition $23,560
#16 #16 William James College Annual Tuition $28,000
#17 #17 University of Southern California Annual Tuition $28,322
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  • Annual Tuition: $7,110
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 220
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Behavioral Neuroscience; Advanced Psychopathology; Emotion, Motivation & Cognition; Group Dynamics; Multicultural & Diversity Issues; Psychology of Addiction
  • Annual Tuition: $7,965
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,302
  • Example Classes:
    Applied Behavior Analysis; Biological, Social, and Cultural Bases of Personality; Collaborative Consultation in Educational Settings; Crisis Management and Violence Prevention in Schools; Psychoeducational Assessment of Behavioral and Developmental Disabilities; Psychoeducational Counseling and Interviewing
  • Annual Tuition: $10,860
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 8,217
  • Example Classes:
    Curricular Options for High Ability Learners; Developing Schoolwide Enrichment Programs; Enhancing Creativity in the Classroom; Improving Students’ Thinking Skills; Principles and Methods in Educational Reseach; Strategies for Differentiating the Grade Level Curriculum
  • Annual Tuition: $10,890
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,666
  • Example Classes:
    Complex Organizations; Contemporary Studies in Organizational Psychology; Dynamics of Group Decision Making; Intercultural Communication; Organization Development; Small-Group Communication
  • Annual Tuition: $13,172
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 5,580
  • Example Classes:
    Children and the Law; Forensic Assessment; Legal Reasoning; Psychology & Law; Race and the Law; Violence and Psychopathology
  • Annual Tuition: $13,203
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 915
  • Example Classes:
    eadership and Organizational Change; Organizational Psychology; Performance Management; Personnel Assessment and Selection; Personnel Psychology; Training and Development
  • Annual Tuition: $13,782
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 3,078
  • Example Classes:
    Measurement of Individual Differences; Organizational Effectiveness and Development; Performance Analysis and Measurement; Talent Acquisition and Retention; Training and Development; Work Motivation and Job Attitudes
  • Annual Tuition: $15,048
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 17,454
  • Example Classes:
    Biopsychology; Criminal Psychology; Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence; Ethical Practice in Psychology; Experimental Learning; Forensic Psychology
  • Annual Tuition: $16,150
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 3,030
  • Example Classes:
    Employee Training and Development; Identifying and Managing Psychopathology in Community Settings; Individual Psychological Assessment and Appraisal; Job Analysis, Competency Modeling and Criterion Development; Organizational Behavior; Personnel Psychology
  • Annual Tuition: $18,330
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 3,873
  • Example Classes:
    Adult Development and Learning; Multicultural Teaching and Learning; Nature and Identification of the Gifted; Piaget for Educators; Psychology of Creativity for Educators; Theories of Intelligence
  • Annual Tuition: $18,662
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 3,128
  • Example Classes:
    Behavior Management and Consultation; Behavioral Analysis of Language and Cognition; Behavioral Interventions; Ethics in Psychology; Radical Behaviorism; Research Methods in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Annual Tuition: $18,662
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 4,804
  • Example Classes:
    Descriptive and Inferential Statistics: An Introduction; Human Growth and Development; Theory and Practice of Human Measurement I
  • Annual Tuition: $19,980
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,256
  • Example Classes:
    Cognitive Psychology; Engineering Psychology; Ergonomics and Biomechanics; Human Factors in Engineering Design; Human-Computer Interaction; Sensation and Perception

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  • Annual Tuition: $21,750
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 387
  • Example Classes:
    Ethics in Sport; Legal and Policy Issues in Sport; Psychology of Athletic Injury and Recovery; Sport and Exercise Psychology across Lifespan; Sport Psych for Performance Enhancement; Stress Management for the Physically Active
  • Annual Tuition: $23,560
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 988
  • Example Classes:
    Consumer and Employee Attitudes; Executive Coaching; Group Dynamics; Performance Management; Talent Management; Talent Selection and Recruitment
  • Annual Tuition: $28,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 729
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Organizational Psychology Seminar; Consulting Skills; Designing Organizations, Groups and Teams; Organizational Assessment: Qualitative and Quantitative; Participatory Action Research and Appreciative Inquiry
  • Annual Tuition: $28,322
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 24,591
  • Example Classes:
    Decision Analysis and Behavioral Decision Theory; Marketing and Organizational Analytics; Organizational Psychology; Psychology of Interactive Media; Research Methods in Applied Social Psychology
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