2019 Most Affordable Master's Degrees in Psychology Online

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This list ranks the top 25 universities offering affordable online master's degrees in psychology. University of North Dakota has the lowest annual tuition, offering a Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology for $6,060 per year. Students in the forensic psychology program can expect to take classes such as Behavior Pathology and Cognitive Psychology. Second-ranked American Public University System offers a Master of Arts in Psychology which includes coursework in Adult Development and Learning and Cognition. Tuition is $7,000 per year.

You can read more about our ranked schools below or browse our 2019 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 University of North Dakota Annual Tuition $6,060
#2 #2 American Public University System Annual Tuition $7,000
#3 #3 Union College - KY Annual Tuition $7,600
#4 #4 University of Idaho Annual Tuition $7,800
#5 #5 McNeese State University Annual Tuition $7,958
#6 #6 Kansas State University Annual Tuition $8,518
#7 (tie) #7 (tie) Touro University Worldwide Annual Tuition $9,000
#7 (tie) #7 (tie) University of Louisiana-Monroe Annual Tuition $9,000
#9 #9 University of Southern Maine Annual Tuition $9,162
#10 #10 Western New Mexico University Annual Tuition $10,334
#11 #11 Bellevue University Annual Tuition $10,350
#12 #12 Arizona State University Annual Tuition $10,574
#13 #13 University of Georgia Annual Tuition $10,693
#14 #14 University of Memphis Annual Tuition $10,854
#15 #15 Eastern Kentucky University Annual Tuition $10,998
#16 #16 Johnson & Wales University-Online Annual Tuition $11,130
#17 #17 Ashford University Annual Tuition $11,160
#18 #18 University of Hartford Annual Tuition $11,250
#19 #19 Nova Southeastern University Annual Tuition $11,325
#20 #20 Capella University Annual Tuition $11,440
#21 #21 Franklin University Annual Tuition $12,060
#22 #22 University of North Texas Annual Tuition $12,150
#23 #23 Western Connecticut State University Annual Tuition $12,274
#24 #24 LeTourneau University Annual Tuition $12,300
#25 #25 Angelo State University Annual Tuition $12,334
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  • Annual Tuition: $6,060
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 3,393
  • Example Classes:
    Behavior Pathology; Cognitive Psychology; Foundations of Behavioral Data Analytics; Human Factors in Cyber Security; Insider Threat Analysis; Readings in Psychology
  • Annual Tuition: $7,000
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC and DEAC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 8,961
  • Example Classes:
    Adult Development; Crisis and Emergency Intervention; Human Sexuality; Learning and Cognition; Multicultural Issues in Human Behavior; Perception

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  • Annual Tuition: $7,600
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 227
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Behavioral Neuroscience; Advanced Psychopathology; Emotion, Motivation & Cognition; Group Dynamics; Multicultural & Diversity Issues; Psychology of Addiction
  • Annual Tuition: $7,800
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,194
  • Example Classes:
    Cognitive Psychology; Engineering Psychology; Ergonomics and Biomechanics; Gender and Communication; Human Factors in Engineering Design; Human-Computer Interaction

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  • Annual Tuition: $7,958
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 727
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Topics in Behavior Analysis; Experimental Methodology in Psychology; Experimental Procedures in Psychology; History and Theories of Psychology; Human Growth & Development; Physiological Psychology
  • Annual Tuition: $8,518
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 4,307
  • Example Classes:
    Ethical and Legal Issues: Seminar in Professional Problems; Organizational Psychology; Performance Appraisal; Personnel Selection
  • Annual Tuition: $9,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 573
  • 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: $9,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,260
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Theories of Crime and Delinquency; Counseling in Criminal Justice; Intelligence Testing; Minorities, Crime, and Criminal Justice; Psychological Assessment; Sociology of Law

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  • Annual Tuition: $9,162
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,666
  • Example Classes:
    Consultation and Collaborative Problem Solving; Principles and Procedures for Behavior Intervention; Principles and Procedures for Instructional Intervention; Professional Ethics in Behavior Analysis; Psychopathology; Supervision and Performance Management in Behavior Analysis
  • Annual Tuition: $10,334
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 936
  • Example Classes:
    Cultural Psychology; Health Psychology; Human Motivation; Psychology of Gender; Psychology of Prejudice; Psychology of Sports and Exercises
  • Annual Tuition: $10,350
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 3,342
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Industrial and Organizational Psychology Practice; Applied Organizational Psychology; Job Analysis and Performance Appraisal; Personnel Selection; Social Psychology
  • Annual Tuition: $10,574
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 18,407
  • Example Classes:
    Applied Project; Professional Issues in Psychology; Quantitative Analysis I; Research Methods
  • Annual Tuition: $10,693
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 8,623
  • Example Classes:
    Creativity: Instructional Procedures and Problem-Solving Processes; Emerging Approaches in Teaching, Learning, and Technology; Multicultural Perspectives in Technology; Student Learning in Workforce Education; Supporting Social and Emotional Development of the Gifted; Survey of Educational Gerontology
  • Annual Tuition: $10,854
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 4,118
  • Example Classes:
    Adolescent Psychology Applied Education; Childhood Development in Digital Age; Learning & Cognition; Life-Span Human Development
  • Annual Tuition: $10,998
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and ACCET
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,588
  • Example Classes:
    Consulting and Business Skills; Organizational Change and Development; Performance Management; Practicum in I-O Psychology; Work Analysis
  • Annual Tuition: $11,130
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 373
  • Example Classes:
    Attitude and Motivation in the Workplace; Coaching and Consultation Skills; Economics in the Global Economy; Talent Development; Team Dynamics
  • Annual Tuition: $11,160
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 5,491
  • Example Classes:
    Applied Social Psychology; Biological Bases of Behavior; Developmental Psychology; Psychological Testing & Assessment; Psychopharmacology; Research Design & Methods

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  • Annual Tuition: $11,250
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,564
  • Example Classes:
    Complex Organizations; Contemporary Studies in Organizational Psychology; Dynamics of Group Decision Making; Intercultural Communication; Organization Development; Small-Group Communication

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  • Annual Tuition: $11,325
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 17,330
  • Example Classes:
    Best Practices and Policies for the Mentally Ill in the Criminal Justice System; Ethical Concerns and Multicultural Issues in Forensic Psychology; Evaluation, Methodology, and Psychological Research; Gender Violence Domestic: Violence, Sexual Assault & Child Abuse; Methods & Tools of Psychological and Violence Risk Assessment; Psychopathology, Personality Disorders and Behavioral Interventions
  • Annual Tuition: $11,440
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: ---
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 28,176
  • 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: $12,060
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,085
  • Example Classes:
    Behavioral Economics And Neurofinance; Business Psychology Mastery Demonstration; Individual & Organizational Intelligence; Psychology Of Creativity, Innovation And Change; Psychology Of Human Resources; Psychology Of Organizational Coaching

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  • Annual Tuition: $12,150
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 6,904
  • Example Classes:
    Foundations of Psychoeducational Measurement; Grant Proposal Writing Skills; Statistics for Educational Research; Supervised Research or Program Evaluation
  • Annual Tuition: $12,274
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 540
  • Example Classes:
    Applied Behavior Analysis; Assistive Technology for Applied Behavior Analysis; Grant Writing for Applied Behavior Analysis; Research in Applied Behavior Analysis Literature

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  • Annual Tuition: $12,300
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 468
  • Example Classes:
    Addictions Counseling; Advanced Abnormal Psychology; Counseling Skills and Techniques; Healthy Family Functioning; Integrative Theology for Counselors; Theological & Spiritual Dynamics in Counseling

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  • Annual Tuition: $12,334
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,549
  • Example Classes:
    Applied Economic Psychology; Environmental Psychology; Motivation, Emotion, and Stress; Psychology of Chemical Dependency; Psychology of Human Performance; Teaching of Psychology
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