2020 Most Affordable Online Master's in Sociology Degrees

2020 Most Affordable Sociology Masters Degrees Badge

All 10 of these colleges and universities offer affordable online master's in sociology programs. New Mexico State University, our top-ranked school, has the lowest tuition on the list at only $7,191 per year. Ranked #2, University of Alabama at Birmingham offers an annual tuition rate of just $8,010 for its MA in Applied Sociology. Classes for this program include Consumer Culture, Health Disparities, Sociology of Death and Dying, and Teaching Sociology.

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  • Annual Tuition: $7,191
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,602
  • Example Classes: Advanced Collective Behavior and Social Movements; Advanced Issues in Globalization; Advanced Race and Ethnic Relations; Advanced Sociological Perspectives on the U.S.-Mexico Border; Advanced Sociology of Education; Seminar in Classical Social Theory

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Sociology
  • Annual Tuition: $8,010
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 8,087
  • Example Classes: Consumer Culture; Health Care Delivery Systems; Health Disparities; Patient Care Relationships and Ethics; Sociology of Death and Dying; Teaching Sociology

Online Master's Degrees

  • MA in Applied Sociology
  • Annual Tuition: $9,283
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,715
  • Example Classes: Cultural Sociolgy; Gender And Society; Sociolgy of Entrepreneurship; Sociology Of Community; Sociology Of Religion; Sociology Of The Family

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Sociology
  • Annual Tuition: $9,525
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 6,009
  • Example Classes: Cultural Diversity & Individual Differences; Sociology of Work in Contemporary Society; Structure & Function of Nonprofit & Government Organizations; Understanding, Interpreting, & Applying Statistical Concepts

Online Master's Degrees

  • MA/Public Sociology
  • Annual Tuition: $10,260
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 800
  • Example Classes: Alcohol, Alcoholism and Chemical Dependency; Deviance; Globalization

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Sociology
  • Master of Arts in Sociology - Chemical Dependency
  • Master of Arts in Sociology - Criminology
  • Master of Arts in Sociology - General Sociology
  • Master of Arts in Sociology - Interdisciplinary Social Sciences
  • Annual Tuition: $10,440
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,560
  • Example Classes: Community Analysis; Community and Regional Economic Policy and Analysis; Community Natural Resource Management; Organizing for Community Change; Orientation to Community Development Study; Principles and Strategies of Community Change

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Sociology - Community Development
  • Annual Tuition: $10,474
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 5,130
  • Example Classes: Comparative Criminology; Deviant Behavior; Health and Illness; Race, Crime, and Justice; Social Stratification; Sociology of Terrorism

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Sociology (Non-Thesis)
  • Master of Arts in Sociology (Thesis)
  • Annual Tuition: $12,768
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 21,361
  • Example Classes: Diversity and Society; Leadership and Social Justice; Marriage and Family Relationships; Social Change and Adjustment; Social Statistics
  • Annual Tuition: $14,478
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 4,141
  • Example Classes: Advanced Research Methodology; Amer Subculture Groups; Contemporary Sociological Theory; Data Analysis in the Social Sciences

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Applied Criminology - Criminal Justice Administration & Management
  • Master of Science in Applied Criminology - General Criminology
  • Master of Science in Applied Criminology - Homeland Security
  • Master of Science in Sociology
  • Annual Tuition: $25,956
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 7,004
  • Example Classes: Aging and the Minority Community; Complex Organizations; Domestic and Sexual Violence in Social Context; Globalization and Transformation: Concepts and Realities; Social Stratification; Sociology of Work in Industry

Online Master's Degrees

  • MS in Sociology - Digital Sociology