2020 Most Affordable Master's Degrees in Psychology Online

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These schools represent the least expensive options for obtaining an online master's degree in psychology. Fort Hays State University, our top-ranked school, has the lowest tuition on the list at only $4,316 per year. Classes for FHSU's Master of Science in School Psychology include Advanced Child Psychopathology, Appraisal of Children, Behavior Therapy, and Observation in School Psychology. California Coast University, ranked #2, offers an annual tuition rate of $4,485 for its M.S. Psychology.

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Rank School Annual Tuition
# 1 #1 $4,316
# 2 #2 $4,485
# 3 #3 $5,488
# 4 #4 $5,850
# 5 #5 $7,000
# 6 #6 $7,200
# 7 #7 $7,500
# 8 #8 $7,525
# 9 #9 $7,583
# 10 #10 $7,785
# 11 #11 $7,830
# 12 #12 $8,755
# 13 #13 $9,000
# 14 #14 $9,713
# 15 #15 $9,876
# 16 #16 $10,334
# 17 #17 $10,530
# 18 #18 $10,545
# 19 #19 $10,782
# 20 #20 $10,998
# 21 #21 $11,067
# 22 #22 $11,286
# 23 #23 $11,400
# 24 #24 $11,430
# 25 #25 $11,445
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  • Annual Tuition: $4,316
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,743
  • Example Classes: Advanced Child Psychopathology; Appraisal of Children; Behavior Therapy; Inferential Statistics; Observation in School Psychology

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Counseling - School Counseling
  • Master of Science in School Psychology
  • Annual Tuition: $4,485
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: DEAC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: Not Provided
  • Example Classes: Alcohol and Chemical Substance Abuse; Developmental Psychology; Group Psychotherapy; Physiological Psychology; Psychology of Aging; Psychopathology
  • Annual Tuition: $5,488
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,187
  • Example Classes: Behavior Analysis and Therapy-2; Behavioral Medicine; Ethics and Behavioral Healthcare; Psychology of Learning

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Psychology - Behavior Analysis and Therapy
  • Annual Tuition: $5,850
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: DEAC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,035
  • Example Classes: Counseling Ethics; Neurobiology of Addiction; Psychology of Addiction; Substance Abuse Prevention

Online Master's Degrees

  • M.A. in Psychology and Addiction Counseling
  • Annual Tuition: $7,000
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 8,342
  • Example Classes: Crisis and Emergency Intervention; Learning and Cognition; Multicultural Issues in Human Behavior; Physiological Psychology; Psychopathology; Substance Abuse and Addiction

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Psychology
  • Master of Arts in Psychology - Developmental/Personality Psychology
  • Master of Arts in Psychology - General
  • Master of Arts in Psychology - Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • Master of Arts in Psychology - Military and Trauma Psychology
  • Annual Tuition: $7,200
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 214
  • Example Classes: Advanced Behavioral Neuroscience; Advanced Psychopathology; Emotion, Motivation & Cognition; Group Dynamics; Multicultural & Diversity Issues; Psychology of Addiction; Recovery & Relapse; Social & Community Psychology

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in General Psychology
  • Annual Tuition: $7,500
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,503
  • Example Classes: Advanced Theories of Crime and Delinquency; Counseling in Criminal Justice; Intelligence Testing; Minorities, Crime, and Criminal Justice; Psychological Assessment; Sociology of Law

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Psychology
  • Master of Science in Psychology - Forensic
  • Annual Tuition: $7,525
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 3,533
  • 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

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Psychology, Behavior Analysis Specialization - Satellite Program
  • Annual Tuition: $7,583
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 845
  • Example Classes: Cognitive Aspects of Behavior; Ethical and Professional Issues; Principles and Techniques of Teaching Psychology; Psychological Consultation and Supervision; Psychology of Diversity; Psychology of Social and Interpersonal Communication

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Psychology
  • Annual Tuition: $7,785
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 3,328
  • Example Classes: Behavior Pathology; Cognitive Psychology; Foundations of Behavioral Data Analytics; Human Factors in Cyber Security; Insider Threat Analysis; Readings in Psychology

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology
  • Annual Tuition: $7,830
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,113
  • Example Classes: Case Studies in Applied Sport Psychology; Mental Strength & Conditioning; Sport Psychology

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Counseling - Clinical Mental Health
  • Master of Science in Applied Sport Psychology
  • Master of Science in Coaching
  • Annual Tuition: $8,755
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 694
  • Example Classes: Advanced Biopsychology; Advanced Social Psychology; Legal and Ethical Issues in Psychology; Multicultural Psychology; Statistics for Behavioral Sciences; Writing in Psychology

Online Master's Degrees

  • 4+1 M.S. in Psychology
  • MS Psychology
  • Annual Tuition: $9,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,163
  • Example Classes: Career Counseling; Changing Health Behaviors; Communication and Persuasion; Group Dynamics; Stress and Coping in Health Psychology; The Psychological Impact of Media and Technology

Online Master's Degrees

  • MA - Industrial & Organizational Psychology: Coaching and Consulting
  • MA - Industrial & Organizational Psychology: Human Resource Management
  • MA - Industrial & Organizational Psychology: Occupational Health Psychology
  • MA - Psychology
  • MA - Psychology: Educational Psychology
  • MA - Psychology: Forensic Psychology
  • Annual Tuition: $9,713
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 822
  • 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

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Criminal Justice - Forensic Psychology
  • Master of Science in Psychology
  • Annual Tuition: $9,876
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,273
  • Example Classes: Cognitive Psychology; Engineering Psychology; Ergonomics and Biomechanics; Human Factors in Engineering Design; Human-Computer Interaction; Sensation and Perception

Online Master's Degrees

  • M.S. in Psychology - Human Factors (Non-Thesis Option)
  • M.S. in Psychology - Human Factors (Thesis Option)
  • Annual Tuition: $10,334
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,003
  • Example Classes: Cultural Psychology; Health Psychology; Human Motivation; Psychology of Gender; Psychology of Prejudice; Psychology of Sports and Exercises

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies - Psychology
  • Master of Arts in Teaching - Specialization (Psychology)
  • Annual Tuition: $10,530
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 3,167
  • Example Classes: Advanced Industrial and Organizational Psychology Practice; Applied Organizational Psychology; Job Analysis and Performance Appraisal; Personnel Selection; Social Psychology

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling - MS
  • Master of Science in Industrial and Organizational Psychology - MS
  • Annual Tuition: $10,545
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 3,205
  • Example Classes: Brain and Education; Cultural Issues in Educational Psychology; Educational Psychology for Teachers; Life Span Developmental Psychology; Motivation in Education

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Educational Psychology
  • Master of Arts in Educational Psychology - Teaching Applications
  • Master of Arts in Sport Coaching
  • Annual Tuition: $10,782
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 297
  • 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

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Adlerian Counseling and Psychotherapy
  • Master of Arts in Adlerian Counseling and Psychotherapy - Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Master of Arts in Adlerian Counseling and Psychotherapy - Co-Occurring Disorders and Addiction Counseling
  • Master of Arts in Applied Adlerian Psychology
  • Master of Arts in Applied Adlerian Psychology - Leadership
  • Annual Tuition: $10,998
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,417
  • Example Classes: Consulting and Business Skills; Organizational Change and Development; Performance Management; Practicum in I-O Psychology; Work Analysis

Online Master's Degrees

  • MS in Industrial-Organizational Psychology
  • MS in Psychology
  • MS in Psychology - Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Annual Tuition: $11,067
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 5,724
  • 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

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Educational Psychology
  • Master of Arts in Educational Psychology - Customizable Specialization
  • Master of Arts in Educational Psychology - Gifted and Talented
  • Master of Arts in Educational Psychology - Human Development
  • Master of Arts in Educational Psychology - Neuropsychology
  • Master of Arts in Executive Development and Public Service - Psychology
  • Annual Tuition: $11,286
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NECHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 21,375
  • Example Classes: Ethical Practice in Psychology; Leadership and Ethics; Managing Difficult Conversations at Work; Social Psychology; Theories of Personality; Women in Leadership

Online Master's Degrees

  • MS in Psychology
  • MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • MS in Psychology - Child & Developmental Psychology
  • MS in Psychology - Forensic Psychology
  • MS in Psychology - Industrial & Organizational Psychology
  • Annual Tuition: $11,400
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 389
  • Example Classes: I/O Analytics with R; Concepts of Organizational Development; Principles of Compensation Evaluation; Psychometrics for Selection & Assessment; Training & Development Design

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Industrial Organizational Psychology
  • Master of Science in Thanatology
  • Annual Tuition: $11,430
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 6,009
  • Example Classes: Applied Social Psychology; Biological Bases of Behavior; Developmental Psychology; Psychological Testing & Assessment; Psychopharmacology; Research Design & Methods
  • Annual Tuition: $11,445
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NECHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 618
  • Example Classes: Attitude and Motivation in the Workplace; Coaching and Consultation Skills; Economics in the Global Economy; Talent Development; Team Dynamics

Online Master's Degrees

  • MBA - Organizational Psychology
  • MS - Organizational Psychology