2018 Best Schools for an Online Master's in Psychology

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Our list of best online master's in psychology programs is short but exceptional this year. These six schools rose to the top of the rankings by inspiring impressive reviews from graduates and current students. Adler University, which has an annual tuition of $29,480, rose to the top of the ranks with a 100% student recommendation rating and a score of 94.87. Many of these schools are flexible in their tuition range with Arizona State costing between $6,098 - $11,304 for in-state and $6,098 - $27,790 for out-of-state and Kaplan University charging between $8,310 - $10,180 for their annual tuition.

Not only is Arizona State affordable but students had incredible things to say about it. One student commented, "Arizona State University's dynamic online teaching program enables the learner to interact with the learning materials in a progressive way, which prepares the learner for practical experiences in the work environment." These sentiments were confirmed by another student evaluation where the reviewer wrote, "Arizona State University has an exceptional online program with various graduate degree offerings. From the application process to the enrollment process, you are guided each step of the way." If you want to learn more about the best online psychology programs in the country click on the school names below.

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Rank College 2018 Student Score
#1 #1 Adler University 2018 Student Score 94.87
#2 #2 Arizona State University 2018 Student Score 90.44
#3 #3 Southern New Hampshire University Online 2018 Student Score 88.71
#4 #4 Keiser University 2018 Student Score 87.62
#5 #5 Kaplan University 2018 Student Score 85.98
#6 #6 Liberty University 2018 Student Score 85.17


Our goal in presenting this school data is to create a standardized and trustworthy method to assess institutions based on reliable statistics. In order for a school to be eligible to be featured on a 2018 Top Programs List, at least five students from that particular degree program must have submitted feedback on their institution. Graduate Programs only considers regionally or nationally accredited, non-profit institutions for our rankings. Aggregated student rating values were multiplied by 20 to create a Student Score out of 100; in the event of a tie, schools were awarded the same rank value.

Together with our internal recommend rate data, which is calculated based on tens of thousands of student reviews submitted to our site, the data used in the school listings were gathered in 2016-2017 from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). This site is the primary governmental entity for gathering and presenting data related to education. NCES data is updated annually. However, in many cases the most recently available data will not be for the current academic year. Additionally, tuition rates may vary by program, so prospective students should contact a representative from their institution of choice for more details.

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This indicates that a school has an annual tuition of $15,000 or less as reported to the National Center for Education Statistics or based on the school's website.