2020 Most Affordable Online Master's in Sociology Degrees

By the OnlineU team | Updated 3/13/2020
2020 Most Affordable Sociology Masters Degrees Badge
By the OnlineU team | Updated 3/13/2020

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.

You can read more about our ranked schools below or browse our rankings of the most affordable online bachelor's in sociology degrees. View our methodology or learn more about OnlineU.

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Rank School Annual Tuition
# 1 #1 New Mexico State University $7,191
# 2 #2 University of Alabama at Birmingham $8,010
# 3 #3 Sam Houston State University $9,283
# 4 #4 The University of Arizona Global Campus $9,525
# 5 #5 Morehead State University $10,260
# 6 #6 South Dakota State University $10,440
# 7 #7 Texas Woman's University $10,474
# 8 #8 Arizona State University $12,768
# 9 #9 Texas A&M University-Commerce $14,478
# 10 #10 Virginia Commonwealth University $25,956
#1
#1

New Mexico State University

Las Cruces (NM)
Annual Tuition: $7,191
Annual Tuition: $7,191
Annual Tuition: $7,191
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 99%
  • Graduation Rate: 47%
  • Acceptance Rate: 64%
  • Average SATs: 940 -1160
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 951
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 651
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (575) 646-0111

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

#2
#2
Annual Tuition: $8,010
Annual Tuition: $8,010
Annual Tuition: $8,010
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 94%
  • Graduation Rate: 58%
  • Acceptance Rate: 92%
  • Average SATs: 980 -1240
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 2,442
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 3,161
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (205) 934-4011

Example Classes: Consumer Culture, Health Care Delivery Systems, Health Disparities, Patient Care Relationships and Ethics, Sociology of Death and Dying, Teaching Sociology

#3
#3
Annual Tuition: $9,283
Annual Tuition: $9,283
Annual Tuition: $9,283
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 89%
  • Graduation Rate: 52%
  • Acceptance Rate: 74%
  • Average SATs: 1000 -1140
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,910
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,579
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (936) 294-1111

Example Classes: Cultural Sociolgy, Gender And Society, Sociolgy of Entrepreneurship, Sociology Of Community, Sociology Of Religion, Sociology Of The Family

#4
#4
Annual Tuition: $9,525
Annual Tuition: $9,525
Annual Tuition: $9,525
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 91%
  • Graduation Rate: 8%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 28,701
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 6,004
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (866) 711-1700

Example Classes: Cultural Diversity & Individual Differences, Sociology of Work in Contemporary Society, Structure & Function of Nonprofit & Government Organizations, Understanding, Interpreting, & Applying Statistical Concepts

#5
#5
Annual Tuition: $10,260
Annual Tuition: $10,260
Annual Tuition: $10,260
  • Online Degrees: 5
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 99%
  • Graduation Rate: 45%
  • Acceptance Rate: 80%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 842
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 647
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (606) 783-2000

Example Classes: Alcohol, Alcoholism and Chemical Dependency, Deviance, Globalization

#6
#6
Annual Tuition: $10,440
Annual Tuition: $10,440
Annual Tuition: $10,440
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 92%
  • Graduation Rate: 56%
  • Acceptance Rate: 91%
  • Average SATs: 1010 -1260
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,220
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 350
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (800) 952-3541

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

#7
#7
Annual Tuition: $10,474
Annual Tuition: $10,474
Annual Tuition: $10,474
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 93%
  • Graduation Rate: 43%
  • Acceptance Rate: 86%
  • Average SATs: 970 -1160
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,619
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 2,406
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (940) 898-2000

Example Classes: Comparative Criminology, Deviant Behavior, Health and Illness, Race, Crime, and Justice, Social Stratification, Sociology of Terrorism

#8
#8

Arizona State University

Tempe (AZ) (and 4 others)
Annual Tuition: $12,768
Annual Tuition: $12,768
Annual Tuition: $12,768
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 94%
  • Graduation Rate: 66%
  • Acceptance Rate: 76%
  • Average SATs: 1091 -1298
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 28,353
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 9,021
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Example Classes: Diversity and Society, Leadership and Social Justice, Marriage and Family Relationships, Social Change and Adjustment, Social Statistics

#9
#9
Annual Tuition: $14,478
Annual Tuition: $14,478
Annual Tuition: $14,478
  • Online Degrees: 4
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 93%
  • Graduation Rate: 40%
  • Acceptance Rate: 35%
  • Average SATs: 960 -1140
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,736
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 2,503
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (888) 868-2682

Example Classes: Advanced Research Methodology, Amer Subculture Groups, Contemporary Sociological Theory, Data Analysis in the Social Sciences

#10
#10
Annual Tuition: $25,956
Annual Tuition: $25,956
Annual Tuition: $25,956
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 81%
  • Graduation Rate: 67%
  • Acceptance Rate: 84%
  • Average SATs: 1070 -1260
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 570
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 478
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (804) 828-0100

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