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The median tuition charged by schools around the country that have online masters degree in psychology programs is $10,737 yearly. Over the past few years, the median tuition has increased. This change in tuition was around 18.4%. The per annum median tuition was $9,068 at these online colleges and universities in 2007.

The range of tuition at colleges offering online psychology programs at the masters level is shown in the following chart. Tuition is shown from the least to most affordable colleges and universities.

Tuition Level Number of Schools
Cheapest 17
Low cost 19
Average cost 26
Most expensive 20

Tuition of more than $18,260 each year is charged by the most expensive online masters degree in psychology colleges. On the other hand, tuition charged by the cheapest colleges ranges from $1,454 to $6,089 each year. Idaho, Louisiana, Massachusetts, North Carolina, and Virginia are home to the least expensive accredited online psychology masters degree schools.

  • Master of Arts in Industrial Organizational Psychology
  • Master of Arts in Forensic and Counseling Psychology
  • Master of Science in Psychology - School Counseling
  • Master of Arts in Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Master of Science in General Psychology
  • Master of Arts in General Psychology
  • Master of Education in Educational Psychology - Quantitative Literacy
  • Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology
  • Master of Arts in Educational Psychology - Research and Assessment
  • Master of Arts in Psychology - Criminology and Justice Studies

A reported 21% of psychology graduates with masters degrees from online schools around the US graduated from these affordable programs in 2011. Therefore, of the 1,039,606 graduates in the nation, 222,877 are from the least costly colleges and universities. From 2006 to 2011, the percentage of psychology graduates with masters degrees from the most inexpensive online colleges and universities has decreased. However, the number of graduates has increased by 480 graduates each year.

Other somewhat more costly online psychology masters degree colleges and universities charge a yearly tuition in the range of $6,216 to $9,720. Tuition in this range is charged by 19 of the 82 online colleges that have masters degrees in psychology programs in the country.

In 2011, 333,910 students received their certificates from these cheap online programs. This represents 32% of the country's psychology masters level graduates. The number of students graduating from these schools was only 229,178 students in 2006, which was just 5 years prior. Therefore, the number of students graduating from these cheap online colleges has increased by 46%.

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School Location In-State Out-of-State
University of Massachusetts Lowell, Massachusetts $1,454 $8,568
Fayetteville State University Fayetteville, North Carolina $2,129 $12,593
Northwestern State University of Louisiana Natchitoches, Louisiana $3,002 $10,744
Old Dominion University Norfolk, Virginia $3,763 $14,155
University of Idaho Moscow, Idaho $3,874 $11,592
Utah State University Logan, Utah $4,047 $13,031
Oklahoma State University Stillwater, Oklahoma $4,103 $14,925
Graduate School and University Center New York, New York $4,600 $9,960
University of Northern Colorado Greeley, Colorado $4,680 $15,864
Middle Tennessee State University Murfreesboro, Tennessee $4,824 $17,352
University of Nevada Reno, Nevada $5,063 $18,353
Colorado State University Fort Collins, Colorado $5,256 $21,366
West Virginia University Morgantown, West Virginia $5,406 $17,002
California State University Carson, California $5,472 $11,160
University of North Dakota Grand Forks, North Dakota $5,652 $15,091
California University of Pennsylvania California, Pennsylvania $5,804 $9,288
Eastern Washington University Cheney, Washington $6,089 $14,762
University of Colorado Denver, Colorado $6,216 $19,128
Eastern Kentucky University Richmond, Kentucky $6,624 $18,144
Kansas State University Manhattan, Kansas $6,672 $17,700

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