2018 Most Affordable Online Colleges for Psychology Master's Degrees

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The following 18 schools offer the most affordable online master’s degrees in psychology. Seven of the schools cost less than $11,000 annually. American Public University System ranks #1 on this list, offering an online Master of Arts in Psychology degree at a low cost of $7,000 per year. California Southern University offers a Master of Arts in Psychology and six options within the Master of Science in Psychology degree, including Sports Psychology and Chemical Dependency, for only $7,425 annually.

You can read more about our ranked schools below or browse our 2018 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 American Public University System Annual Tuition $7,000
#2 #2 California Southern University Annual Tuition $7,425
#3 #3 Capella University Annual Tuition $7,500
#4 #4 Union College - KY Annual Tuition $7,600
#5 #5 University of West Alabama Annual Tuition $7,722
#6 #6 Touro University Worldwide Annual Tuition $9,000
#7 #7 Ball State University Annual Tuition $10,472
#8 #8 LeTourneau University Annual Tuition $11,070
#9 #9 Ashford University Annual Tuition $11,160
#10 #10 Saint Leo University Online Annual Tuition $11,700
#11 #11 Tiffin University Annual Tuition $12,500
#12 #12 Arizona State University Annual Tuition $13,464
#13 #13 Adler Graduate School Annual Tuition $13,800
#14 #14 Southern New Hampshire University Online Annual Tuition $15,048
#15 #15 Sacred Heart University Annual Tuition $16,625
#16 #16 Regent University Online Annual Tuition $16,900
#17 #17 University of Louisiana-Monroe Annual Tuition $20,958
#18 #18 Alliant International University Annual Tuition $29,875
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  • Annual Tuition: $7,000
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA 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: $7,425
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC and DEAC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: Not Provided
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Theories of Personality; Cognition, Emotion and Motivation; Crisis and Trauma Counseling; Dream Analysis; Eating Disorders; Group Counseling
  • 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: $7,722
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,008
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Developmental Psychology; Advanced Sports Psychology; Exercise Physiology; Experimental Psychology; History and Systems; Learning and Motivation
  • 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: $10,472
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 4,987
  • Example Classes:
    Adolescent Development; Adult Development and Aging; Human Learning and Achievement Motivation; Methodology of Educational and Psychological Research; Psychology of Human Development; Statistical Methods in Educational and Psychological Research
  • Annual Tuition: $11,070
  • 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: $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: $11,700
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 3,632
  • Example Classes:
    Diversity and Ethics; History and Systems of Psychology; Learning and Cognition; Physiological Psychology; Psychology of Teaching and Practice

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  • Annual Tuition: $12,500
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 997
  • Example Classes:
    Cognitive Psychology; History and Systems of Psychology; Neuropsychology; Professional Issues I: Law and Ethics; Professional Issues II: Cross Cultural Issues in Psychology; Social Psychology
  • Annual Tuition: $13,464
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 18,407
  • Example Classes:
    Applied Project; Professional Issues in Psychology; Quantitative Analysis I; Research Methods
  • Annual Tuition: $13,800
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 298
  • Example Classes:
    Adlerian Approaches to Workplace Relations; Early Recollections and Dream Analysis; Holistic Assessment and Metaphor Therapy; Systems of Family Therapy; The Psychodynamics of Psychopathology; Values, Ethics and Legalities
  • Annual Tuition: $15,048
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 19,027
  • Example Classes:
    Biopsychology; Cognitive Psychology; Criminal Psychology; Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence; Ethical Practice in Psychology; Forensic Psychology
  • Annual Tuition: $16,625
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 3,104
  • 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: $16,900
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 4,809
  • Example Classes:
    Addictive Behavior; Advanced Marriage and Family Counseling & Consultation; Affect, Cognition & Motivation; Appraisal & Psychometrics; Biological Basis of Behavior; Contemporary Psychology
  • Annual Tuition: $20,958
  • 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
  • Annual Tuition: $29,875
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,532
  • Example Classes:
    Conflict and Crisis Negotiation; Critical Incidents, Conflict Resolution and Crisis Management; Effective, Compassionate Interviewing; Interviewing, Interrogation and Expert Witness Testimony; Psychological, Emotional and Physical Impacts of Victimization; Violence and Criminal Behavior
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