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America's Best Online Graduate Psychology Programs

A master's degree in psychology provides advanced training and knowledge for competitive jobs in the field of psychology. As your top source for quality higher education in psychology, we have examined numerous graduate schools in the United States and ranked the best online master's programs in psychology and related fields. This comprehensive list of programs has been carefully selected on the basis of their cost per credit, online reputation judged by students like you, and whether they require you to take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). To find out more about how we achieved these rankings, see our Methodology.


Rank
School
Score
Cost
Reputation
GRE?
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1
Luther Rice University & SeminaryLithonia, GA
89.5
$
4.0
No

Luther Rice University & Seminary offers 100% online degree programs with the bible at its center, that are designed to fit around the schedule of busy students. No residency is required at any point. Students can also choose to attend the Atlanta campus to complete some or all of their courses. Luther Rice is incredibly experienced in offering online programs, having done so for over a decade. The school is fully committed to ensuring students can enjoy the highest possible quality education. The student is placed at the heart of all offerings, and this is shown in a 95% satisfaction rate.

Online Programs

  • Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling
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  • Overall Rank: 1
  • Total Points: 89.5
  • Points for Cost: 51.3
  • Points for Reputation: 28.2
  • Points for GRE: 10.0
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $252.00
  • Min GPA: 3.0
  • Accreditation: Commission on Accreditation of the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE)
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $252.00
2
Amberton UniversityGarland, TX
85.9
$
4.0
No

Amberton University is a university that has been designed exclusively for working adults. This means that the vast majority of their programs are delivered online and/or through evening and weekend classes, enabling students to fit their education around their already busy schedule. The school focuses on three particular passions: helping and guiding others, managing and leading, and analyzing and problem solving. They also encourage the students to find their own passion during their time at the university.

Online Programs

  • Master of Arts in Christian Counseling
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  • Overall Rank: 2
  • Total Points: 85.9
  • Points for Cost: 51.3
  • Points for Reputation: 24.6
  • Points for GRE: 10.0
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $250.00
  • Min GPA: 3.0
  • Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $250.00
3
Palo Alto UniversityPalo Alto, CA
83.8
$
5.0
No

Students at Palo Alto University are known to have a real determination in terms of understanding human behavior, and to be fully committed to making the lives of others better. To ensure that students can meet these goals, the university supports them with high quality faculty and various opportunities for experimental learning. The school wants to nurture tomorrow's leaders and innovators, thereby improving society as a whole. They ensure all programs are of the highest academic standards and that the community is served through this. Students can enjoy personalized attention from high quality faculty, who are true role models.

Online Programs

  • Master of Arts in Counseling with Marriage and Family Therapy Emphasis
  • Master of Arts in Counseling with Clinical Mental Health Emphasis
  • Master of Science in Psychology and Ph.D. Prep
  • Master of Arts in Counseling for China
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  • Overall Rank: 3
  • Total Points: 83.8
  • Points for Cost: 43.8
  • Points for Reputation: 30.0
  • Points for GRE: 10.0
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $467.00
  • Min GPA: 3.0
  • Accreditation: Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Senior College and University Commission
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $467.00
4
Aspen UniversityDenver, CO
82.7
$
4.0
No

Aspen University is dedicated to ensuring all students who are motivated with the opportunity to to receive an affordable, high quality distance learning education. Graduates are supported in creating economic and social benefits for themselves and for their families. It is also for this reason that the school offers monthly payment plans, which adds to the affordability of the university. The school is also military friendly, offering discounts and additional support services to active and veteran military personnel.

Online Programs

  • Master of Arts in Psychology and Addiction Counseling
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  • Overall Rank: 4
  • Total Points: 82.7
  • Points for Cost: 48.8
  • Points for Reputation: 24.0
  • Points for GRE: 10.0
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $325.00
  • Min GPA: 2.0
  • Accreditation: Distance Education Accrediting Commission, National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors, National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $325.00
5
University of North DakotaGrand Forks, ND
81.8
$
4.0
No

The University of North Dakota offers a number of degrees, certificates and other programs online. These are all designed to be flexible and to fit around the schedule of the busy student. They encourage everyone to first check whether online learning is right for them, as they want to emphasize that it takes a considerable amount of dedication and motivation to complete them. Students who enroll in online programs can expect the same world class standard of quality education as on campus students, enjoying support from faculty and other university staff, as well as their fellow students.

Online Programs

  • Master of Arts in Counseling with an Emphasis in School Counseling
  • Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology
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  • Overall Rank: 5
  • Total Points: 81.8
  • Points for Cost: 47.8
  • Points for Reputation: 24.0
  • Points for GRE: 10.0
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $352.52
  • Min GPA: 3.0
  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $352.52
6
American Public University SystemCharles Town, WV
81.3
$
3.0
No

The American Public University System is comprised of two schools, which are the American Public University and the American Military University. Both are geared specifically towards working professionals, with the American Military University focusing specifically on active duty personnel. Both offer expert industry advisers and faculty, who work hand in hand to deliver an online education that is relevant and of high quality, and that responds to the needs of the individual students who wish to further their careers. The education is award winning and highly ranked nationally.

Online Programs

  • Master of Arts in Psychology
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  • Overall Rank: 6
  • Total Points: 81.3
  • Points for Cost: 47.9
  • Points for Reputation: 23.4
  • Points for GRE: 10.0
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $350.00
  • Min GPA: 2.0
  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $350.00
7
California Southern UniversityIrvine, CA
81.1
$
4.0
No

At California Southern University, students are offered the opportunity to complete their degree 100% online. This is achieved through the university's unique online delivery system, where students can enjoy world class education from committed faculty, while also communicating directly with their fellow students. The goal is to ensure people can achieve their academic dreams, while also meeting their personal and professional responsibilities, without compromising on the quality of their education. At California Southern University, online students become members of a true community that includes not just their peers and professors, but also administrative and other support staff.

Online Programs

  • Master of Arts in Psychology
  • Master of Science in Psychology
  • Psy.D. Doctor of Psychology
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  • Overall Rank: 7
  • Total Points: 81.1
  • Points for Cost: 45.3
  • Points for Reputation: 25.8
  • Points for GRE: 10.0
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $425.00
  • Min GPA: 3.0
  • Accreditation: Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Senior College and University Commission, Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $425.00
8
Ball State UniversityMuncie, IN
79.2
$
3.0
No

Ball State University believes in being educational entrepreneurs. They consistently rank as one of the best universities and colleges available in the Midwest according to the Princeton review. Their goal is to fundamentally change their students. Their online programs are ranked as some of the best in the country and professors teach around 90% of their classes. Ball State University believes in entrepreneurial learning, community engagement, and technology and innovation, something they invest heavily in.

Online Programs

  • Master of Science in Quantitative Psychology
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  • Overall Rank: 8
  • Total Points: 79.2
  • Points for Cost: 46.4
  • Points for Reputation: 22.8
  • Points for GRE: 10.0
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $394.00
  • Min GPA: 3.0
  • Accreditation: American Psychological Association, National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, and the Higher Learning Commission
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $394.00
9
Ohio Christian UniversityCircleville, OH
77.2
$
3.0
No

Ohio Christian University has made a commitment to offering students a complete education that spiritually, professionally and intellectually develops them. Each of their programs, regardless of level and whether they are offered online, on campus, or both, are of incredibly high quality and graduates become leaders in their communities, careers, families and the world as a whole. The school was founded in 1948 as a college specific for clergy. Since, they have added different programs to their offerings that are also suitable for people who are not members of the clergy. However, Christ is always placed at the center.

Online Programs

  • Master of Arts in Ministry in Pastoral Care and Counseling
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  • Overall Rank: 9
  • Total Points: 77.2
  • Points for Cost: 48.6
  • Points for Reputation: 18.6
  • Points for GRE: 10.0
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $330.00
  • Min GPA: 2.0
  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission, Association for Biblical Higher Education
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $330.00
10
National UniversitySan Diego, CA
76.3
$
3.0
No

National University has been recognized across the country for their innovative delivery of distance education programs and the state of the art technology that they use. Most of their online programs are also offered in a hybrid format or fully on campus, allowing for maximum flexibility for the students. The school prides itself in enabling students to access their education from anywhere, at any time, even if they were to relocate mid-degree. They are also one of the few schools that have student services in place specifically for online students, enabling them to always have the necessary support.

Online Programs

  • Master of Arts in Human Behavior
  • Master of Arts in Performance Psychology
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  • Overall Rank: 10
  • Total Points: 76.3
  • Points for Cost: 45.9
  • Points for Reputation: 20.4
  • Points for GRE: 10.0
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $406.00
  • Min GPA: 2.0
  • Accreditation: Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $406.00
11
Grand Canyon UniversityPhoenix, AZ
75.5
$
3.0
No

Grand Canyon University is a Christian university and students are expected to put Jesus Christ central to both their words and deeds. They offer a range of different degree programs in a variety of subjects and across different levels. They offer both full degree programs, certificates and post-graduate certificates, enabling students to complete the career path that they feel is right for them, in a way that is both flexible and convenient. The school prides itself on its high quality education in which the student and their servitude to Jesus Christ are placed central in all their degree programs overall.

Online Programs

  • Master of Science in Addictions Counseling
  • Master of Science in Christian Counseling
  • Master of Science in Christian Counseling of Substance Use and Addictive Disorders
  • Master of Science in Professional Counseling
  • Master of Science in Professional Counseling with an Emphasis in Childhood and Adolescent Disorders
  • Master of Science in Professional Counseling with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Master of Science in Professional Counseling with an Emphasis in Trauma
  • Master of Science in Psychology with an Emphasis in Forensic Psychology
  • Master of Science in Psychology with an Emphasis in General Psychology
  • Master of Science in Psychology with an Emphasis in Gero Psychology
  • Master of Science in Psychology with an Emphasis in Health Psychology
  • Master of Science in Psychology with an Emphasis in Human Factors Psychology
  • Master of Science in Psychology with an Emphasis in Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Doctor of Philosophy in General Psychology with an Emphasis in Cognition and Instruction
  • Doctor of Philosophy in General Psychology with an Emphasis in Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Doctor of Philosophy in General Psychology with an Emphasis in Technology
  • Learning and Psychology
  • Doctor of Philosophy in General Psychology with an Emphasis in Performance Psychology
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  • Overall Rank: 11
  • Total Points: 75.5
  • Points for Cost: 42.7
  • Points for Reputation: 22.8
  • Points for GRE: 10.0
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $500.00
  • Min GPA: 2.0
  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $500.00
12
Southwestern Assemblies of God UniversityWaxahachie, TX
75.3
$$
4.0
No

Southwestern Assemblies of God University is one of the top ranked universities in the country. They offer a range of different online degrees across different levels and subjects, incorporating Christian values in their teachings. The bible based education has received Pentecostal distinction, offering spiritual formation and academic excellence to all students. At the heart of the school's vision lie mission mindedness, servant leadership, and community and personal wellness.

Online Programs

  • Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology
  • Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology - Human Services (Non Clinical)
  • Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology
  • Master's Degree in Divinity - Counseling
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  • Overall Rank: 12
  • Total Points: 75.3
  • Points for Cost: 40.1
  • Points for Reputation: 25.2
  • Points for GRE: 10.0
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $575.00
  • Min GPA: 2.0
  • Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $575.00
13
Cornerstone UniversityGrandrapids, MI
74.8
$$
3.0
No

At Cornerstone University, Christ is placed central to the vision, mission and identity of the school and its students. The school is passionate about exerting a global influence through the gospel's transforming power. Students are empowered to become influencers in the name of Christ by working in a student focused learning environment. Students become members of a community of followers of Jesus Christ, while retaining a focus on academic excellence through state of the art learning technology. Graduates are in high demand in the job market.

Online Programs

  • Master of Arts in Counseling
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  • Overall Rank: 13
  • Total Points: 74.8
  • Points for Cost: 42.0
  • Points for Reputation: 22.8
  • Points for GRE: 10.0
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $520.00
  • Min GPA: 2.0
  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission, North Central Association of Schools and Colleges
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $520.00
14
City University of SeattleSeattle, WA
74.4
$$
4.0
No

City University of Seattle is an affiliate of the National University System. They offer degree programs across all levels and give students the opportunity to complete their programs online, on campus, or in a combination of the two. Their focus is specifically on working professionals, which is why they pride themselves on the flexibility of their offerings. The school is very highly ranked by the U.S. News and World Report, which has given particular recognition to their online programs. At the heart of the school lie its values of flexibility, accessibility, innovation, relevance and global.

Online Programs

  • Master of Arts in Counseling with Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Master of Arts in Counseling with Marriage
  • Couple and Family Counseling
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  • Overall Rank: 14
  • Total Points: 74.4
  • Points for Cost: 40.4
  • Points for Reputation: 24.0
  • Points for GRE: 10.0
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $565.00
  • Min GPA: 2.0
  • Accreditation: Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $565.00
15
Walden UniversityMinneapolis, MN
74.3
$
3.0
No

At Walden University, all students are given the opportunity to meet their personal academic goals. Whether they wish to become leaders in their current profession, or completely change professional direction, they offer a number of online programs to meet these goals. Each program has been designed to be relevant in today's global competitive market, and many programs also feature specific specializations so that students can become true experts in a field that they are passionate about. Students can benefit from the instruction of expert faculty and become agents of social change. Although online, they also take part in hands-on learning.

Online Programs

  • Master of Science in Clinical Psychology
  • Master of Science in Forensic Psychology
  • Master of Science in Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Master of Science in Psychology
  • Master of Science in Addiction Counseling
  • Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Master of Science in Marriage
  • Couple and Family Counseling
  • Master of Science in School Counseling
  • Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Ph.D. in Psychology
  • Ph.D. in Counselor Education Supervision
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  • Overall Rank: 15
  • Total Points: 74.3
  • Points for Cost: 43.9
  • Points for Reputation: 20.4
  • Points for GRE: 10.0
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $465.00
  • Min GPA: 3.0
  • Accreditation: Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs(CACREP)
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $465.00
16
University of Nevada RenoReno, NV
74.3
$
3.0
Yes

The University of Nevada Reno offers around 4,500 different courses online through their WebCampus facility. Students are encouraged to complete either part or all of their degree online. They provide a number of advantages, including the ability to study from anywhere in the world, at a time and pace that is convenient for the study. The school is highly ranked and rated, and graduates are in very high demand across the jobs market. Students are provided with all the support they need in order to achieve their professional and educational goals.

Online Programs

  • Master of Arts in Behavior Analysis Psychology
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  • Overall Rank: 16
  • Total Points: 74.3
  • Points for Cost: 50.9
  • Points for Reputation: 23.4
  • Points for GRE: 0.0
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $264.00
  • Min GPA: 3.0
  • Accreditation: Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $264.00
17
Bellevue UniversityBellevue, NE
74.0
$$
3.0
No

At Bellevue University, students are given the convenience of learning online, so that they can better balance their personal and professional commitments. The curriculum is designed to be affordable and a very good investment at the same time. They focus on flexibility and on making sure that the curriculum is aligned with that of the on-campus offerings. They also include a real time, online community in which students and faculty can communicate live. All professors have actual real world experiences and as class sizes are small, students can enjoy personal attention.

Online Programs

  • Master of Science in Clinical Counseling
  • Strategic Industrial and Organizational Psychology
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  • Overall Rank: 17
  • Total Points: 74.0
  • Points for Cost: 41.8
  • Points for Reputation: 22.2
  • Points for GRE: 10.0
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $525.00
  • Min GPA: 2.0
  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $525.00
18
California Baptist UniversityRiverside, CA
73.7
$$
4.0
No

California Baptist University has a full online department, the CBU Online. This department was designed to ensure working professionals are able to complete their personal academic and professional goals. The programs available are designed to ensure people can advance their current career, but also to enable people who wish to start a new career on a completely different path to do so. The highly rated programs are incredibly flexible, which means they are suitable for part time and full time workers alike. CBU Online also focuses on being transfer friendly and on supporting students who have family commitments.

Online Programs

  • Master of Science in Counseling Psychology
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  • Overall Rank: 18
  • Total Points: 73.7
  • Points for Cost: 37.3
  • Points for Reputation: 26.4
  • Points for GRE: 10.0
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $657.00
  • Min GPA: 3.0
  • Accreditation: Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Senior College and University Commission
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $657.00
19
The University of Tennessee KnoxvilleKnoxville, TN
73.5
$$
4.0
No

At the University of Tennessee Knoxville, there is a full department dedicated to educational psychology and counseling. Their goal is to ensure that graduates become high quality counselors themselves, with in depth knowledge of things such as research, cultural studies and more. Graduates will be uniquely qualified to create study environments in which students can have the best chance of completing their own education. The online programs are designed to be dynamic yet flexible, in an interdisciplinary atmosphere where students and faculty can work hand in hand.

Online Programs

  • Master of Science in Educational Psychology with Adult Education Concentration
  • Master of Science in Applied Educational Psychology
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  • Overall Rank: 19
  • Total Points: 73.5
  • Points for Cost: 39.5
  • Points for Reputation: 24.0
  • Points for GRE: 10.0
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $591.00
  • Min GPA: 2.0
  • Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $591.00
20
Union CollegeBarbourville, KY
73.3
$
4.0
Yes

Union College was founded over 135 years ago. They have been at the forefront of serving Appalachia students since then. They see themselves as a college for the community, rather than a community college. The school is fully committed to the economic growth and overall health of the Appalachian region. They offer students online degree options across a range of different levels and subjects and are committed to the flexibility, convenience and affordability of all their programs, as well as to giving students a personal connection.

Online Programs

  • Master of Arts in Psychology
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  • Overall Rank: 20
  • Total Points: 73.3
  • Points for Cost: 46.3
  • Points for Reputation: 27.0
  • Points for GRE: 0.0
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $395.00
  • Min GPA: 2.0
  • Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $395.00
21
California University of PennsylvaniaCalifornia, PA
72.9
$
3.0
No

The California University of Pennsylvania is a very diverse educational establishment that is committed to professional studies, science and technology, and the liberal arts. They offer state of the art technology, which has also enabled them to create a large number of online degree programs. The university has consistently been ranked as one of the best in the country by the Princeton Review since 2004. The school, which is a private school with associated amenities, prides itself on offering public school costs and therefore on being very affordable.

Online Programs

  • Master of Science in Exercise Science and Health Promotion: Sport Psychology Curriculum
  • Master of Science Dual Concentration: Performance Enhancement and Sport Psychology
  • Master of Science Dual Concentration: Rehabilitation Science and Sport Psychology
  • Master of Science Dual Concentration: Sport Psychology and Wellness Coaching
  • Master of Science Dual Concentration: Wellness and Fitness and Sport Psychology
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  • Overall Rank: 21
  • Total Points: 72.9
  • Points for Cost: 43.7
  • Points for Reputation: 19.2
  • Points for GRE: 10.0
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $470.00
  • Min GPA: 3.0
  • Accreditation: Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $470.00
22
Azusa Pacific UniversityAzusa , CA
72.9
$$
4.0
No

Azusa Pacific University is a Christian evangelical, comprehensive university. It is a leader in schools of its class and has a full commitment to excellence in education. It offers a huge variety of different courses, both online and on campus, at various levels and across the state of California. The U.S. News & World report has recognized the school for its excellence on a national level for many years running. Online programs are not available to students from Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa, Maryland, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Wisconsin, and Wyoming at this time.

Online Programs

  • Master of Arts in General Psychology
  • Master of Arts in Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • and Master of Arts in Developmental Psychology
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  • Overall Rank: 22
  • Total Points: 72.9
  • Points for Cost: 37.1
  • Points for Reputation: 25.8
  • Points for GRE: 10.0
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $662.00
  • Min GPA: 3.0
  • Accreditation: Western Association of Schools and Colleges
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $662.00
23
Colorado Christian UniversityLakewood, CO
72.7
$$
4.0
No

Colorado Christian University's College of Adult and Graduate Studies prides itself on its high quality, flexible, online education. They ensure that students can complete their degree 100% online, while at the same time enabling them to take on campus classes if the prefer. The virtual environment has been designed to facilitate collaboration. All classes take a Christian worldview perspective, which is why there is such a strong focus on community partnership. Classes are offered one at a time, to enable students to complete the program at their own pace.

Online Programs

  • Master of Arts in Counseling
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  • Overall Rank: 23
  • Total Points: 72.7
  • Points for Cost: 38.7
  • Points for Reputation: 24.0
  • Points for GRE: 10.0
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $614.00
  • Min GPA: 2.0
  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $614.00
24
University of KentuckyLexington, KY
72.0
$$
3.0
No

At the University of Kentucky, a number of distance learning programs have been developed to be accessible to meet the needs of students from across the globe. The programs, which are supported with state of the art, innovative technology, are created and delivered by some of the top experts in the world. The goal is to ensure students are able to balance their personal, professional and academic life without every compromising on the standard of their education. For this reason, the school also offers a number of hybrid programs.

Online Programs

  • Master's in Rehabilitation Counseling
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  • Overall Rank: 24
  • Total Points: 72.0
  • Points for Cost: 38.6
  • Points for Reputation: 23.4
  • Points for GRE: 10.0
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $617.00
  • Min GPA: 2.0
  • Accreditation: Council on Rehabilitation Education
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $617.00
25
University of HartfordWest Hartford, CT
71.8
$$
3.0
No

The University of Hartford encourages students to discover the convenience and benefits of online degrees. Their programs are different because students are given personal attention and become members of a real community. Faculty members are highly responsive and supportive and they also provide students with career guidance and advice. Furthermore, because the school wants to ensure their offerings are flexible, students have the chance to attend classes on campus as well, turning it into a blended format. All teachers are full time professors, meaning no courses are provided by either instructors or teaching assistants.

Online Programs

  • Master of Science in Organizational Psychology
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  • Overall Rank: 25
  • Total Points: 71.8
  • Points for Cost: 40.8
  • Points for Reputation: 21.0
  • Points for GRE: 10.0
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $556.00
  • Min GPA: 2.0
  • Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $556.00
26
Southern New Hampshire UniversityManchester, NH
71.7
$$
3.0
No

At Southern New Hampshire University, students can enjoy some of the most affordable master's degree programs in the country. The school also prides itself on enabling students to complete their degree in as little as 15 months. The programs are designed to be flexible, meeting the time and budgetary demands of busy students, but will never compromise on academic excellence. No GMAT or GRE is required, which allows for easier admission. All online students are supported by dedicated career and academic advisors, who all have real world experiences and highly valuable insights.

Online Programs

  • Master of Science in Child & Developmental Psychology
  • Master of Science in Forensic Psychology
  • Master of Science in Industrial & Organizational Psychology
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  • Overall Rank: 26
  • Total Points: 71.7
  • Points for Cost: 38.3
  • Points for Reputation: 23.4
  • Points for GRE: 10.0
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $627.00
  • Min GPA: 3.0
  • Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $627.00
27
Winston-Salem State UniversityWinston-Salem, NC
71.7
$
3.0
Yes

Winston-Salem State University is fully committed to ensuring their students can have the best possible education for their particular needs. They are known for their high quality online degree programs and continuously aim to add new courses to their current offerings. In so doing, they ensure their students can meet their academic goals, while at the same time ensuring they can meet their personal and professional responsibilities. While their target is strongly on students who would not be able to gain an education through traditional forms of learning, anyone is welcome to apply to their courses.

Online Programs

  • Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling
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  • Overall Rank: 27
  • Total Points: 71.7
  • Points for Cost: 51.9
  • Points for Reputation: 19.8
  • Points for GRE: 0.0
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $235.35
  • Min GPA: 2.0
  • Accreditation: Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE)
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $235.35
28
Nova Southeastern UniversityFort Lauderdale, FL
71.4
$$
4.0
No

Nova Southeastern University offers small class sizes so students can enjoy one to one attention. Professors have high credentials and no teaching assistants are used in classes. The graduate programs in psychology are particularly highly ranked globally, and the school prides itself on its diverse population. The school offers state of the art learning technology to facilitate online learning and while the degrees are offered online, students are encouraged to become members of the community and to support their own communities at the same time.

Online Programs

  • Master of Science in Counseling
  • Master of Science in Forensic Psychology
  • Master of Science in General Psychology
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  • Overall Rank: 28
  • Total Points: 71.4
  • Points for Cost: 36.8
  • Points for Reputation: 24.6
  • Points for GRE: 10.0
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $670.00
  • Min GPA: 2.0
  • Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $670.00
29
The University of AlabamaTuscaloosa, AL
71.2
$
4.0
Yes

The University of Alabama wants to enable students to earn a degree that is recognized across the country - and the world - from home. The school's reputation and influence do indeed reach across the world, not in the least because of the world class faculty and amazing network of alumni. The school focuses on offering a flexible, affordable degree program that doesn't compromise on educational and academic excellence. The courses can be completed at a time and pace convenient to the student, and from any location with internet access. Upon graduation, they become members of a global community of respected alumni.

Online Programs

  • Master of Arts in Educational Psychology - Learning and Assessment
  • Master of Arts in Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Master of Arts in Educational Psychology School Psychometry/EdS in Educational Psychology - School Psychology
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  • Overall Rank: 29
  • Total Points: 71.2
  • Points for Cost: 44.8
  • Points for Reputation: 26.4
  • Points for GRE: 0.0
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $440.00
  • Min GPA: 3.0
  • Accreditation: National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE)
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $440.00
30
Summit UniversitySummitt, PA
70.8
$
2.0
No

Summit University offers 100 percent online programs for Master of Arts and Master of Science. This is a faith-center educational institution that is fully accredited. Their commitment is towards the provision of excellent education and training for students in worldwide Christian leadership, particularly in biblical higher education.

Online Programs

  • Master of Arts - Counseling; Master of Science in Counseling
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  • Overall Rank: 30
  • Total Points: 70.8
  • Points for Cost: 44.6
  • Points for Reputation: 16.2
  • Points for GRE: 10.0
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $445.00
  • Min GPA: 3.0
  • Accreditation: Middle States Commission on Higher Education
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $445.00
31
Indiana Institute of TechnologyFort Wayne, IN
69.7
$
2.0
No

The Indiana Institute of Technology has a comprehensive online education program in place, enabling people to earn a degree at a time, at a pace that is convenient for them. Their master's degree in psychology has been available since September 2014 and is very popular. All online classes at the university are offered in an accelerated format, enabling students to learn very quickly while continuing to meet their professional and personal responsibilities. Classes are designed to be convenient, although they do have specific start/end dates. The school offers ample opportunities for students to interact with classmates and faculty.

Online Programs

  • Master of Science in Psychology
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  • Overall Rank: 31
  • Total Points: 69.7
  • Points for Cost: 42.9
  • Points for Reputation: 16.8
  • Points for GRE: 10.0
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $495.00
  • Min GPA: 2.0
  • Accreditation: American Psychological Association's Commission on Accreditation, Higher Learning Commission, North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $495.00
32
Amridge UniversityMontgomery , AL
69.2
$$
4.0
No

Amridge University has long been pioneering in the world in terms of online education. The school itself was founded in 1967, and they have always been committed to keeping up with modern technology. Students are supported from the moment they first visit the school (in person or online) until they graduate and beyond. Their goal is to make sure students are able to obtain the degree they want through rigorous academic support and various student support services.

Online Programs

  • Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Master of Arts in Professional Counseling
  • Master of Divinity in Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Master of Divinity in Professional Counseling
  • Doctor of Ministry in Family Therapy I
  • Doctor of Ministry in Family Therapy II
  • Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Ph.D. in Professional Counseling
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  • Overall Rank: 32
  • Total Points: 69.2
  • Points for Cost: 35.3
  • Points for Reputation: 24.0
  • Points for GRE: 10.0
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $715.00
  • Min GPA: 3.0
  • Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $715.00
33
John F Kennedy UniversityPleasant Hill, CA
68.3
$$
3.0
No

John F Kennedy University is an affiliate of the National University System. It is a highly rated university that offers a range of different programs, at a variety of levels. Originally, when the school started offering online education, they focused solely on continuing education. While they still offer a wealth of different options in this area, they now also offer a number of degree programs completely online. These have been designed to ensure students are able to enjoy a high quality education that is flexible and can fit around their personal needs. Graduates from the school are in high demand.

Online Programs

  • Master of Arts in Sport Psychology
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  • Overall Rank: 33
  • Total Points: 68.3
  • Points for Cost: 37.3
  • Points for Reputation: 21.0
  • Points for GRE: 10.0
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $655.00
  • Min GPA: 3.0
  • Accreditation: Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $655.00
34
University of the CumberlandsWilliamsburg, KY
67.7
$$
3.0
No

The University of the Cumberlands is committed to giving its students the ability to achieve their academic and professional goals in a way that is convenient and flexible to them. They offer fully accredited programs in a variety of different fields and on a range of different levels. Their goal is to develop some of the best professionals in the world and graduates are highly sought after in the employment market.

Online Programs

  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology
  • Master of Arts in Counseling
  • Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology
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  • Overall Rank: 34
  • Total Points: 67.7
  • Points for Cost: 36.1
  • Points for Reputation: 21.6
  • Points for GRE: 10.0
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $690.00
  • Min GPA: 3.0
  • Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $690.00
35
Indiana Wesleyan UniversityMario, IN
67.6
$$
4.0
Yes

Indiana Wesleyan University offers some of the best online master's degree programs in the state. The Christian evangelical university is highly respected across the country and the school is committed to providing students with a comprehensive, high quality, liberal arts education. The school has a number of campuses across the state, but also offers students the opportunity to complete their entire degree online. The course offerings for online degree programs across all levels and subject areas are some of the highest in the country.

Online Programs

  • Master of Arts in Counseling - Addiction Counseling
  • Master Of Arts in Counseling - Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Master of Arts in Counseling - Community Counseling
  • Master of Arts in Counseling - Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy
  • Master of Arts in Counseling - Student Development Counseling and Administration
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  • Overall Rank: 35
  • Total Points: 67.6
  • Points for Cost: 42.5
  • Points for Reputation: 25.2
  • Points for GRE: 0.0
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $507.00
  • Min GPA: 3.0
  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $507.00
36
Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN
67.6
$
3.0
Yes

Austin Peay State University enables students to use scientific methods to understand psychology and all that it entails. Most specifically, they instruct students on how to apply this to the workplace. The school prides itself on its state of the art technology available on campus, but also on enabling online students to access the same standard of education. The school has strong links with numerous community agencies to enable practicum and intern experiences, which all students have access to.

Online Programs

  • Master of Science in Industrial Organizational Psychology (MSIO)
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  • Overall Rank: 36
  • Total Points: 67.6
  • Points for Cost: 46.0
  • Points for Reputation: 21.6
  • Points for GRE: 0.0
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $404.00
  • Min GPA: 3.0
  • Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $404.00
37
Angelo State UniversitySan Angelo, TX
67.2
$
3.0
Yes

Angelo State University has been nationally recognized for its excellent graduate education, including its psychology programs. The school prides itself on offering programs that are suitable for students regardless of their personal preferences and abilities. This is why the majority of their programs are available not just 100% online, but also on campus or through evening classes. The goal is to ensure that everybody is able to obtain the education they desire. The schools tag line is 'from here, it's possible' and their motto is 'Fiat Lux', which is Latin for 'let there be light'.

Online Programs

  • Master of Science in Applied Psychology
  • Master of Science in Counseling Psychology
  • Master of Science in Industrial Organizational Psychology
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  • Overall Rank: 37
  • Total Points: 67.2
  • Points for Cost: 45.6
  • Points for Reputation: 21.6
  • Points for GRE: 0.0
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $415.00
  • Min GPA: 3.0
  • Accreditation: Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $415.00
38
Seton Hall UniversitySouth Orange, NJ
67.2
$$
3.0
No

At Seton Hall University, students are given the opportunity to enjoy online learning through a wealth of different methods. The curriculum meets the highest educational standards and is fully aligned with the classroom-based education. The environment is designed to be interactive, supportive, flexible and practical. Although offered online, students are given the opportunity to work together with expert practitioners, faculty and fellow students, enabling them to reach their personal and professional objectives. The school prides itself on its diverse student population.

Online Programs

  • Master of Arts in Professional Counseling
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  • Overall Rank: 38
  • Total Points: 67.2
  • Points for Cost: 34.4
  • Points for Reputation: 22.8
  • Points for GRE: 10.0
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $739.00
  • Min GPA: 3.0
  • Accreditation: Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $739.00
39
Abilene Christian UniversityAbilene, TX
66.9
$$
4.0
No

Abilene Christian University ensures graduates can interact with faculty and colleagues. They build personal relationships and are fully engaged with a relevant and exceptional curriculum. Innovative teaching methods are used that can be applied through practical experiences. The school prides itself on being real, exceptional and innovative, which is their 21st century vision, and their promise to each student. The school is a Christian university, and the faith, ethics and servitude expected of each student is the golden thread through all their degree programs.

Online Programs

  • Master of Marriage and Family Therapy
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  • Overall Rank: 39
  • Total Points: 66.9
  • Points for Cost: 32.3
  • Points for Reputation: 24.6
  • Points for GRE: 10.0
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $800.00
  • Min GPA: 3.0
  • Accreditation: Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE)
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $800.00
40
Liberty University OnlineLynchburg, VA
66.5
$$
4.0
Yes

Liberty University offers some of the widest variety of online degree programs in the country. The Christian school ensures that their curriculum meets the demands of today's market, both in terms of student needs and the job market needs. At the same time, however, they focus on delivering a distinctively Christian environment and students can enjoy education from a world class faculty.

Online Programs

  • Master of Divinity in Pastoral Counseling
  • Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling
  • Master of Arts in Marriage & Family Therapy
  • Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling
  • Master of Arts in Professional Counseling
  • Master of Arts in Religion in Pastoral Counseling
  • Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision
  • Doctor of Ministry in Pastoral Counseling
  • Master of Arts in Christian Ministry in Pastoral Counseling
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  • Overall Rank: 40
  • Total Points: 66.5
  • Points for Cost: 41.3
  • Points for Reputation: 25.2
  • Points for GRE: 0.0
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $540.00
  • Min GPA: 3.0
  • Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges), Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $540.00
41
West Virginia UniversityMorgantown, WV
66.3
$
3.0
Yes

At West Virginia University, students can take part in internationally recognized academic programs. Whether studying online or on campus, students can access expert mentors and advisors and take advantage of fantastic research opportunities. The school community, made up of students, faculty, support staff and alumni, is incredibly supportive. The school focuses significantly on experimental learning, but also on ensuring students reach their academic goals. The online programs have been designed so that students can access the same educational opportunities as on campus students, but in a way that is more flexible and can fit around their existing personal responsibilities.

Online Programs

  • Master's degree in Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling
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  • Overall Rank: 41
  • Total Points: 66.3
  • Points for Cost: 43.5
  • Points for Reputation: 22.8
  • Points for GRE: 0.0
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $476.00
  • Min GPA: 2.0
  • Accreditation: Council on Rehabilitation Education
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $476.00
42
Sacred Heart UniversityFairfield, CT
65.4
$$
4.0
No

Sacred Heart University has been ranked as one of the top universities in the country for its online programs by the U.S. News and World Report. The school believes in doing well by doing good and fully supports their students in achieving the same. They offer state of the art technology to deliver their online curriculum, including online resource centers and collaborative workspaces. Students can access the Blackboard platform around the clock, enabling them to study at their own pace, both independently and interdependently with fellow students and instructors alike.

Online Programs

  • Master of Science in Applied Psychology in Industrial-Organizational Psychology
  • Master of Science in Applied Psychology in Community Psychology
  • Master of Science in Applied Psychology in General Applied Psychology
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  • Overall Rank: 42
  • Total Points: 65.4
  • Points for Cost: 31.4
  • Points for Reputation: 24.0
  • Points for GRE: 10.0
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $825.00
  • Min GPA: 3.0
  • Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $825.00
43
Texas Tech University Health Sciences CenterLubbock, TX
64.8
$
0.0
No

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center is highly respected for its online education. They are committed to the same standard of academic excellence regardless of whether a students wishes to study on campus or through distance learning options. Their electronically delivered courses are enjoyed by many graduates each year who are in high demand in the job market. The school also prides itself on having a high rate (40%) of minority students. While being delivered fully online, students are known to build lasting relationships and connections with each other, many of which turn into lifelong friendships as well as professional relationships and career networks.

Online Programs

  • Master of Rehabilitation Counseling
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  • Overall Rank: 43
  • Total Points: 64.8
  • Points for Cost: 54.8
  • Points for Reputation: 0.0
  • Points for GRE: 10.0
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $150.00
  • Min GPA: 2.0
  • Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $150.00
44
UMass OnlineShrewsbury, MA
64.1
$$
3.0
Yes

The University of Massachusetts Online offers a wealth of online programs across a range of disciplines and levels. The school is ranked as one of the top 100 universities in the world, which means graduates are in particularly high demand in the workplace. Faculty include a Nobel Laureate, Pulitzer Prize winners, members of the National Academy of Sciences, an American Book Award winner and Fulbright, Guggenheim, MacArthur and Mellon fellows. Twelve UMass faculty have been named to the list of the World's Most Influential Scientific Minds of 2014.

Online Programs

  • Master of Science in Family Therapy
  • Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling
  • Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling
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  • Overall Rank: 44
  • Total Points: 64.1
  • Points for Cost: 42.5
  • Points for Reputation: 21.6
  • Points for GRE: 0.0
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $505.00
  • Min GPA: 3.0
  • Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $505.00
45
Capella UniversityMinneapolis, MN
64.0
$$
3.0
No

Capella University is a 100% online university and one of the only ones of its kind in the country. It is consistently ranked highly in various university reviews, not in the least for its dedication to its student, excellence in education, and flexibility in learning. They have achieved numerous accreditation for a range of different programs as part of this overall commitment. 46% of the schools admissions are to master's degree programs, and graduates are highly sought after in the workplace. 87% of faculty has doctorate degrees themselves, further demonstrating their commitment to overall excellence in education.

Online Programs

  • Master of Science in Addiction Studies
  • Master of Science in General Studies in Human Behavior
  • Master of Science in Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy
  • Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling
  • Ph.D. in General Advanced Studies in Human Behavior
  • Master of Science in Sports Psychology
  • Master of Science in Research
  • Evaluation and Measurement
  • Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Master of Science in General Psychology
  • Master of Science in Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • Master of Science in Leadership Coaching Psychology
  • Master of Science in Applied Research
  • Master of Science in Clinical Counseling
  • Master of Science in Forensic Psychology
  • Master of Science in Sex Therapy
  • Master of Science in Child Adolescent Development
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Addiction Psychology
  • Doctor of Clinical Psychology
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Developmental Psychology
  • Doctor of Philosophy in General Psychology
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Industrial/Organizational Psychology
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  • Overall Rank: 45
  • Total Points: 64.0
  • Points for Cost: 34.8
  • Points for Reputation: 19.2
  • Points for GRE: 10.0
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $728.00
  • Min GPA: 3.0
  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission, American Counseling Association's Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs), Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $728.00
46
Kansas State UniversityManhattan, KS
63.6
$$$
4.0
No

Kansas State University has been recognized across the country for their innovative delivery of distance education programs and the state of the art technology that they use. Most of their online programs are also offered in a hybrid format or fully on campus, allowing for maximum flexibility for the students. The school prides itself in enabling students to access their education from anywhere, at any time, even if they were to relocate mid-degree. They are also one of the few schools that has student services in place specifically for online students, enabling them to always have the necessary support.

Online Programs

  • Master's in Psychology with an emphasis in Industrial and Organizational Psychology
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  • Overall Rank: 46
  • Total Points: 63.6
  • Points for Cost: 27.8
  • Points for Reputation: 25.8
  • Points for GRE: 10.0
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $931.00
  • Min GPA: 3.0
  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission, North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $931.00
47
Edinboro University of PennsylvaniaEdinboro, PA
63.5
$
3.0
Yes

At Edinboro University, students can enjoy world class programs at a variety of different levels and in a range of different subject areas. The school prides itself on its robust academic environment. Students are encouraged to engage in research, take part in assistantships, develop their careers and other opportunities and more. The school also offers a number of online degree and certificate courses and options. This enables them to offer each student a curriculum that meets their personal academic and professional goals, while at the same time ensuring that they can meet their personal and professional responsibilities.

Online Programs

  • Master of Arts in Counseling with an Emphasis in Art Therapy
  • Master of Arts in Counseling with an Emphasis in Clinical Rehabilitation
  • Master of Arts in Counseling with an Emphasis in Clinical Mental Health
  • Master of Arts in Counseling with an Emphasis in College Counseling
  • Master of Arts in Counseling with an Emphasis in School Counseling
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  • Overall Rank: 47
  • Total Points: 63.5
  • Points for Cost: 43.7
  • Points for Reputation: 19.8
  • Points for GRE: 0.0
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $470.00
  • Min GPA: 3.0
  • Accreditation: National Association of School of Art and Design (NASAD) Commission on Accreditation, Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP), Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE)
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $470.00
48
Adler School of Professional PsychologyChicago, IL
63.2
$$
3.0
No

Adler University offers their online students the same commitment as their on campus students. Their programs are innovative, engaging and interactive and designed to fit around a busy schedule. All faculty members have been trained to provide online instruction. Each course is eight weeks in length and offered in an asynchronous model, enabling students to complete programs at their own pace, albeit within a set time period. Students use the Ember online learning system for course material and student and faculty interaction.

Online Programs

  • Master of Arts Industrial & Organizational Psychology
  • Master of Arts in Psychology: Specialization in Military Psychology
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  • Overall Rank: 48
  • Total Points: 63.2
  • Points for Cost: 30.4
  • Points for Reputation: 22.8
  • Points for GRE: 10.0
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $855.00
  • Min GPA: 3.0
  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission and the Illinois Board of Higher Education
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $855.00
49
University of West AlabamaLivingston, AL
61.9
$
2.0
Yes

At the University of West Alabama, a diverse population of students is welcomed. The school aims to make sure all students can take part in high quality educational programs, as well as allowing for the free exchange of information between students and faculty alike. Graduates are known for their personal integrity, and their particular philosophies on life. While traditional learners are welcome, the school is also committed to ensuring non-traditional, including online, students can be served properly. As such, they always look for ways to further improve their online and distance learning offerings. Graduates are highly sought after by employers.

Online Programs

  • Master of Science in Experimental Psychology
  • Master of Science in Experimental Psychology - Clinical Option
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  • Overall Rank: 49
  • Total Points: 61.9
  • Points for Cost: 45.2
  • Points for Reputation: 16.8
  • Points for GRE: 0.0
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $429.00
  • Min GPA: 3.0
  • Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $429.00
50
Colorado State University-Fort CollinsFort Collins, CO
61.8
$$
4.0
Yes

Colorado State University is committed to assisting people to achieve their educational and professional goals in a flexible manner. To achieve this, they have developed a wide variety of programs that are available fully online, enabling students to complete their degree at a time and pace that is convenient for them. They enable online students to obtain the same breadth and depth of knowledge as what on-campus students are able to get, ensuring they can meet their personal career and academic goals, but in a way that also enables them to meet their personal and professional responsibilities.

Online Programs

  • Master of Applied Industrial/Organizational Psychology (M.A.I.O.P.)
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  • Overall Rank: 50
  • Total Points: 61.8
  • Points for Cost: 36.0
  • Points for Reputation: 25.8
  • Points for GRE: 0.0
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $693.91
  • Min GPA: 3.0
  • Accreditation: Commission of the North Central Association of Schools and College (Higher Learning Commission)
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $693.91
51
Medaille CollegeBuffalo, NY
61.6
$$
3.0
No

Medaille College understands that people have to manage their careers and families before their education. Yet, they expect students to be motivated to improve their own knowledge at the same time. As a result, Medaille College has taken on the challenge of offering many of their programs online. Their goal is to offer flexible yet predictable online programs, enabling students to complete their coursework anywhere, without every compromising on the quality of their education. Students are placed at the center of the degree program and are able to interact with faculty and fellow students through online platforms.

Online Programs

  • Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Master of Arts in Psychology
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  • Overall Rank: 51
  • Total Points: 61.6
  • Points for Cost: 30.6
  • Points for Reputation: 21.0
  • Points for GRE: 10.0
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $849.00
  • Min GPA: 2.0
  • Accreditation: Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $849.00
52
University of MemphisMemphis, TN
61.0
$$
3.0
Yes

The University of Memphis has created an entire online department through which they offer a wealth of undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The Affordable Colleges Online has ranked their programs as one of the best in the nation, highlighting how it enables students to manage their academic goals and busy lifestyle. The programs are designed to be flexible so that people can continue to meet their personal and professional responsibilities. All courses can be accessed from anywhere with an internet connection and students can use all the same resources and enjoy the same world-class faculty as on campus students.

Online Programs

  • Master of Science in Educational Psychology
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  • Overall Rank: 52
  • Total Points: 61.0
  • Points for Cost: 40.0
  • Points for Reputation: 21.0
  • Points for GRE: 0.0
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $579.00
  • Min GPA: 2.0
  • Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $579.00
53
George Washington UniversityWashington, DC
60.2
$$
4.0
Yes

George Washington University was one of the first major universities in the country to launch programs online. Today, they welcome students from anywhere in the world and any background to their educational opportunities, which have been internationally recognized for their quality. They offer programs online across all subject areas and all levels and graduates are in very high demand in the job market. The university's online programs are also available on campus, to give students maximum flexibility in terms of how they perceive their academic journey.

Online Programs

  • Master of Arts in Rehabilitation Counseling
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  • Overall Rank: 53
  • Total Points: 60.2
  • Points for Cost: 35.6
  • Points for Reputation: 24.6
  • Points for GRE: 0.0
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $705.00
  • Min GPA: 3.0
  • Accreditation: Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $705.00
54
University of Louisiana MonroeMonroe, LA
57.9
$$
3.0
Yes

The University of Louisiana Monroe is committed to playing a small part in the big achievements of their students. The university was founded over 80 years ago and has always been committed to offering their students the greatest opportunities for success. As a result, they have started to offer some of their degree programs online, which also offer access to a caring online community of graduates, faculty and fellow students. All online students become part of the Warhawk family and have the same access to resources as on campus students. The school has been nationally ranked by TheBestSchools.org.

Online Programs

  • Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Master of Arts in Psychology
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Marriage and Family Counseling with Systemic Studies Concentration
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  • Overall Rank: 54
  • Total Points: 57.9
  • Points for Cost: 35.1
  • Points for Reputation: 22.8
  • Points for GRE: 0.0
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $719.40
  • Min GPA: 3.0
  • Accreditation: Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $719.40
55
Northcentral UniversityPrescott Valley, AZ
57.4
$$
2.0
No

At Northcentral University, students can take part in a wide variety of psychology related graduate programs, at both master's and doctorate degree level. Each of the programs has been designed with field experts and is always fully up to date to meet the changes in the actual field. Graduates are in high demand due to their up to date, relevant skills. Students are encouraged to reach their professional and personal goals with excellent student support.

Online Programs

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Doctorate of Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Master of Arts in Psychology
  • Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy
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  • Overall Rank: 55
  • Total Points: 57.4
  • Points for Cost: 30.6
  • Points for Reputation: 16.8
  • Points for GRE: 10.0
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $848.00
  • Min GPA: 3.0
  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $848.00
56
Dallas Baptist UniversityDallas, TX
57.3
$$
4.0
Yes

Dallas Baptist University prides itself on its high quality online education programs. They focus on convenience, flexibility and high standard of education. The school has pioneered online Christian education and is one of the few schools that offer a number of ministry degrees online. Online programs are 100% online, meaning no campus visits are required. Class sizes are small, course materials are of incredibly high standard and faculty is very experienced. Student course completion rate currently stands at 92%, one of the highest in the country.

Online Programs

  • Master of Arts in Christian Ministry specializing in Counseling Ministry
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  • Overall Rank: 56
  • Total Points: 57.3
  • Points for Cost: 31.5
  • Points for Reputation: 25.8
  • Points for GRE: 0.0
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $823.00
  • Min GPA: 3.0
  • Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $823.00
57
Montana State University-BillingsBillings, MT
57.0
$$
3.0
Yes

The Montana State University at Billings knows that some students prefer to take classes at a time and place that is convenient for them. This is why they offer over 240 online classes and why they are the state's leader in online education. The classes are all taught by the same faculty as the on campus courses, which guarantees the standard of education. The school is committed to 'Access and Excellence', and their technology is designed according to the motto 'Learn Online. Anywhere, Anytime.' Through this, the school's students are empowered to achieve their goals in a way that fits their circumstances.

Online Programs

  • Master of Science in Clinical Rehabilitation & Mental Health Counseling
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  • Overall Rank: 57
  • Total Points: 57.0
  • Points for Cost: 36.6
  • Points for Reputation: 20.4
  • Points for GRE: 0.0
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $675.10
  • Min GPA: 3.0
  • Accreditation: CORE - Council on Rehabilitation Education, Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $675.10
58
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology at ChicagoChicago, IL
56.4
$$$
3.0
No

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is one of the world's most highly ranked schools focusing specifically on the subject of psychology. They offer a wealth of courses online, each taught by faculty with real world experience and expertise. The academic community is global and very tight-knit, enabling students to work together with their peers, faculty and support staff through world class, state of the art, online technology. The school offers its curriculum through Canvas, which is accessible from any kind of internet device, enabling students to learn at their own pace and from a location most convenient to them.

Online Programs

  • Master of Arts in Psychology Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Concentration
  • Master of Arts in Psychology Generalist Concentration
  • Master of Arts in Psychology Child and Adolescent Concentration
  • Master of Arts in Industrial Organizational Psychology Applied Research Project (APR) Track
  • Master of Arts in Psychology Organizational Leadership Concentration
  • Ph.D. in Business Psychology Consulting Track
  • Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology
  • Master of Arts in International Psychology
  • Master of Arts in International Psychology Trauma and Group Conflict Concentration
  • Master of Arts in International Psychology Management and Leadership Concentration
  • Master of Arts in International Psychology Environmental Advocacy Concentration
  • Master of Arts in Psychology International Psychology Concentration
  • Ph.D. in International Psychology Trauma Services Concentration
  • Ph.D. in International Psychology Organizations & Systems Concentration
  • Ph.D. in International Psychology
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  • Overall Rank: 58
  • Total Points: 56.4
  • Points for Cost: 23.6
  • Points for Reputation: 22.8
  • Points for GRE: 10.0
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $1,051.00
  • Min GPA: 3.0
  • Accreditation: WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $1,051.00
59
Touro University WorldwideLos Alamitos, CA
52.7
$
0.0
No

Touro University Worldwide understands the advantages of online learning like no other school. They believe that the time for alternative forms of education is now, thus, they have made the programs more affordable and flexible, while never compromising on the quality of the degree. Although degrees are 100% online, students receive continuous support from faculty, not in the least by keeping classes small. The programs are designed with the working professional in mind, understanding that people may have professional or personal obligations that would get in the way of a full time education.

Online Programs

  • Master of Arts in Psychology in Media Psychology
  • Master of Arts in Psychology in Educational Psychology
  • Doctor of Psychology in Human and Organizational Psychology
  • Master of Psychology with Marriage and Family Therapy
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  • Overall Rank: 59
  • Total Points: 52.7
  • Points for Cost: 42.7
  • Points for Reputation: 0.0
  • Points for GRE: 10.0
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $500.00
  • Min GPA: 2.0
  • Accreditation: Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), California Board of Behavior Sciences (BBS)
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $500.00
60
William James CollegeNewton, MA
51.3
$$$$
4.0
No

At William James College, students are enabled to advance their career in a way that fits around their professional and personal commitments. They offer an accelerated program that is available both 100% online and in a blended format to further suit the needs of individual students. Students are encouraged to be self-motivated and to develop skills and knowledge relevant to today's world. They will also learn to recognize their own biases and strengths in order to further improve themselves. The doctorate degree does require residencies.

Online Programs

  • Master of Arts in Organizational Psychology
  • Leadership Psychology Doctorate
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  • Overall Rank: 60
  • Total Points: 51.3
  • Points for Cost: 15.5
  • Points for Reputation: 25.8
  • Points for GRE: 10.0
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $1,285.00
  • Min GPA: 3.0
  • Accreditation: American Psychological Association, New England Association of Schools and Colleges
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $1,285.00
61
Argosy UniversityPhoenix, AZ
47.8
$$$
3.0
No

Argosy University is perhaps best known for supporting the nation's largest graduate student communities. Online students can enjoy a supportive, collegial academic environment in which teaching and practical training are perfectly combined, while being offered flexibly online. Through online learning, students are in control of their own education. They can take their classes at any time and from any location, so long as they have an online connection. The online classrooms are highly interactive and are supported by faculty who are able to give each students individual attention due to smaller classes.

Online Programs

  • Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Master of Arts in Industrial Organizational Psychology
  • Master of Arts in Sports-Exercise Psychology
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  • Overall Rank: 61
  • Total Points: 47.8
  • Points for Cost: 19.8
  • Points for Reputation: 18.0
  • Points for GRE: 10.0
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $1,162.00
  • Min GPA: 3.0
  • Accreditation: Senior College and University Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $1,162.00
62
Missouri University of Science and TechnologyRollo, MT
45.0
$$$
4.0
Yes

At the Missouri University of Science and Technology, students are given the opportunity to fit professional development, undergraduate and graduate degrees, into their busy schedule. The school understands just how valuable an advanced degree is in the workplace of today, which is why they started the Distance and Continuing Education (DCE) department. Programs offered here are versatile and convenient, without compromising on the quality of the education itself. The school itself was founded over 140 years ago, and they have set themselves apart as one of the best schools in the world.

Online Programs

  • Master of Science in Industrial Organizational Psychology
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  • Overall Rank: 62
  • Total Points: 45.0
  • Points for Cost: 18.6
  • Points for Reputation: 26.4
  • Points for GRE: 0.0
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $1,194.51
  • Min GPA: 3.0
  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission, North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $1,194.51
63
Wake Forest UniversityWinston-Salem, NC
42.4
$$$$
4.0
Yes

Wake Forest University lives by the "Pro Humanitate" motto. This means that their programs all focus on guiding humanity and that they are committed to delivering professionals with compassion for humanity. Of particular distinction to the school is the fact that 100% of their graduating students who take the National Counselor Exam have passed it. The online counseling program in particular is regarded as one of the best master's in the country, although it cannot be ranked due to there not being a doctoral degree available. It has, however, received numerous mentions by relevant professional bodies and organizations.

Online Programs

  • Master of Arts in Counseling - Clinical Mental Health
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  • Overall Rank: 63
  • Total Points: 42.4
  • Points for Cost: 13.6
  • Points for Reputation: 28.8
  • Points for GRE: 0.0
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $1,340.00
  • Min GPA: 3.0
  • Accreditation: Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $1,340.00
64
University of Southern CaliforniaLos Angeles, CA
27.6
$$$$
4.0
Yes

The University of Southern California has designed online programs that have a global relevance. Each of these programs is in line with their incredibly high standards for curriculum, just as their on campus programs are. Online students can enjoy all the same resources and facilities as on campus students, but in a more convenient and flexible way. The online community connects students with faculty and each other in real time. Interestingly, remote learning has been available through the school since 1972, long before the world went online. As such, they are incredibly experienced in delivering high quality programs to students.

Online Programs

  • Master of Science in Applied Psychology
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  • Overall Rank: 64
  • Total Points: 27.6
  • Points for Cost: 0.0
  • Points for Reputation: 27.6
  • Points for GRE: 0.0
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $1,733.00
  • Min GPA: 3.0
  • Accreditation: Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
  • Cost (Price per Credit): $1,733.00

Methodology

Attending graduate school delivers a host of benefits such as career specialization, greater competitiveness for jobs, and practical experience in a given field. Therefore, choosing an online master's program in psychology is not a decision that should be taken lightly. Even when considering a rankings report such as this, students should always get a feel for the college or university as a whole—its culture, its student body, and its ability to offer a dynamic education in your area of interest. Planning a visit to the university and talking one-on-one with faculty and students, even when classes will be taken online, can help you decide whether a school is ultimately the right fit for you.

At MastersinPsychologyGuide.com, we appreciate the seriousness of higher education. In turn, we do not take lightly your willingness to trust that the information we provide is both accurate and unbiased. Our rankings represent 64 colleges and universities in the United States that have online master's programs in psychology. Metrics were divided into three main categories: affordability, reputation, and examination requirement. The weights were quantified as follows:



Benefits of an Online Education

Do you have a passion for helping people? Is yours an enthusiastic desire for learning and understanding human behavior? If you answered “yes”, earning an online master’s degree in psychology is a great choice for you. Online learning offers you the option to set your own schedule, “shop” around for schooling in your state and beyond, and maximize from learning from and working alongside students and faculty around the world.

A New Landscape of Distance Learning

Online learning gives students around the globe an opportunity to gain advanced knowledge in their given disciplines without time or geographical constraints. Still, distance learning in the United States is hardly a new concept. The original idea of distance learning in the U.S. was precipitated by a much simpler objective: the need for farmers to access leading information and, thereby, revolutionize their agricultural procedures.

Pennsylvania State University, in 1892, became the first American institution to accommodate the needs of these rural distance learners. Farmers, unable to abandon their fields for higher education, were granted the option to complete assignments through a mail correspondence program.

In comparison, more than a century later, about 85% of all schools offer online courses. In addition, the type of student who pursues distance learning has evolved – those young or old, earning associate’s degrees or master’s, all have the desire to enhance their educational attainment on their own terms. Due to the scattering of the population in these mainly rural areas, the Plains region of the U.S. continues to lead in its number of exclusively online students (23% in 2012). Nonetheless, students residing in every corner of the country and the globe, and pursuing every discipline from business to psychology are now logging on to attend classes.

Why Study Psychology Online

If you are considering attending graduate school for psychology, but are not quite sold on the viability of an online master’s degree, here are the qualities that make distance learning in psychology so attractive.

Flexible Scheduling

It’s impossible to discuss the benefits of online learning without listing flexibility. When students take classes online, they are allowed the freedom to choose schedules, courses, professors, and even institutions that suit their particular needs. The CDW-G 21st-Century Campus Report for 2011 showed that 71% of students reported an increased flexibility to take classes due to virtual learning.

Travel abroad to Austria, tour the Sigmund Freud Museum and behold the greatest European collection of books and documents on psychoanalysis while you learn about Freud’s approach in your Psychological Theories course. Hold down a job to help with tuition by day and study psychology after work in the evenings. Protect and defend with our country’s military and use down time to slowly tick through the requirements for your degree. Pack lunches and help your children dress for school before sitting at the dining room table to complete your own assignments.

Whether you desire to travel, work full-time, or balance school and family life, 62% of adults agree that virtual learning presents the opportunity to juggle various obligations.

Value and Savings

A 2013 Gallup poll showed that Americans believe online education provides either the same (34%), or better (33%) value than a traditional classroom-based education. 51% of college presidents attests to equal value between the two platforms. Fortunately for online students, they may receive a higher, or equal, quality education for less.

Earning your graduate degree in psychology online can result in significant cost savings when compared to a traditional degree. Online students save money on the transportation and room and board required to commute to a brick and mortar institution or stay on campus, and they may also benefit from not being charged additional fees for equipment use. Public institutions may charge online learners an in-state tuition fee rather than the higher cost of out-of-state fees posed to traditional students.

Another potential incentive of online learning for moms and dads? You may be able to complete your assignments at home and save on the cost of child care services.

Global Learning Experience

Traditional students have access to the faculty contracted with their specific institutions. These professional relationships are generally moderated by a geographic location – a professor offers classes at colleges or universities within the cities or towns nearby.

With online learning, your psychology courses could potentially be facilitated by top-rate faculty from around the world. As long as they have the proper credentials, background, and a working internet connection, they can teach. Why does this matter? This means that you have the benefit of learning from individuals from all walks of life and with varying perspectives on their disciplines. What’s more, many online courses feature group projects or assignments in which you will also be asked to interact with students from near and far, too.

Fostering relationships with faculty and students beyond your own backyard can translate to lasting professional relationships and networking opportunities when you start thinking about internships or jobs.

Technical Proficiency

Another great advantage to earning a psychology degree online is the technological skills you develop in the process. Online learning requires a fundamental understanding of computing. Students must know how to access the internet, utilize software programs, coordinate and manage their schedules, complete assignments with a range of media, troubleshoot problems or contact the course instructor for help and effectively search for and make use of online resources.

Enrolling in an online degree program for psychology just might give you a leg up with future employers. 21st century employers are looking for candidates who are abreast with the technologies used in a contemporary workplace. The ability to access and make best use of internet resources, create and deliver interactive digital presentations, and video-conference is expectations new employers will have. Getting a head start obtaining these technical skills equates to greater proficiency over time, and the likelihood that you will stand out in a pool of applicants.

Degree Variety

In the CDW-G 21st Century Campus report, 48% students remarked on the enhanced variety of courses available to them through virtual learning. In psychology, the concept of variety spreads you’re your actual degree as well.

If you make plans to attend a brick and mortar institution in yours or a surrounding state, you may have a limited degree options to choose from. With that being considered, pursuing a specialty area not provided in your geographic area means you either have to uproot to another part of the country or settle for a similar degree choice. With an online master’s degree in psychology, virtually any specialty area can be accessed through online learning.

Click here to learn more about the different specializations in psychology.

Selecting an Online Psychology Program

The Bureau of Labor Statistics anticipates employment for psychologists to grow 19% between 2014 and 2024. Therefore, receiving a graduate education in psychology can result in a rewarding career for you in a range of sectors, including government, schools, private corporations, or community settings.

As you browse through online degree programs in psychology, it is important to carefully consider all the variables before the selecting a school. As discussed, an online master’s degree provides flexibility, great quality with financial savings, a global learning experience, the opportunity to become proficient in basic technologies, and a range of degree options. Despite all those benefits, all programs are not created equally.

When researching online graduate degrees in psychology, consider the following:

Find out if an online master’s degree in psychology is the right choice for you by checking out the wide selection of reputable programs below that are available to potential graduate students.

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