2017 Top Online Psychology Master's Degrees

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Six schools qualified for this list of the top places to earn an online master's degree in psychology. The rankings were generated using reviews and ratings collected from students and graduates. Liberty University takes the top spot, earning a Student Score of 89.38. Additionally, all of the psychology students surveyed from Liberty University indicated that they would recommend the school. Tuition at Liberty University is affordable at $8,475 a year. Chicago School of Professional Psychology Online is ranked second and Southern New Hampshire University Online, Texas A & M University-College Station, Nova Southeastern University , and Arizona State University complete the list.

According to one reviewer at Liberty University, the teachers “are very hands on and take the time to help [students] figure out the course material.” While some students may be concerned that they won't get the attention that they need from their professors and other students in an online environment, another reviewer echoes the statements about the quality of the teachers in their review, and adds, “even in online classes [students] get great interactions with other students.” Click on the names of the schools included on the list to find out more about the top-ranked schools offering master's degree in psychology online.

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Rank College 2017 Student Score
#1 #1 Liberty University 2017 Student Score 89.38
#2 #2 Chicago School of Professional Psychology Online 2017 Student Score 88.19
#3 #3 Southern New Hampshire University Online 2017 Student Score 87.09
#4 #4 Texas A & M University-College Station 2017 Student Score 85.19
#5 #5 Nova Southeastern University 2017 Student Score 79.22
#6 #6 Arizona State University 2017 Student Score 74.31


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 2017 Top Online Programs List, at least five students from that particular major 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 your 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.