This list is comprised of the top 13 schools offering online graduate programs in psychology, based on student feedback. All of these schools received an average rating of 3.88 or higher out of 5, with Chicago School of Professional Psychology receiving the highest rating of 4.44. Annual tuition rates range from below $10,000 per year, for schools like Grand Canyon University and Liberty University to slightly over $23,000 at Southern New Hampshire University Online. Nonetheless, students can rest assured that each school that made our list offers an exceptional education.
For Chicago School of Professional Psychology, quality of instruction and student satisfaction with the degree were two of the most highly rated areas. One student stated, "The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is a great school with knowledgeable, supportive, professional faculty." While another described her experience as "phenomenal." Liberty University students have a lot of positive things to say about the professors and the quality of the program. One student noted, "the professors are very hands on and take the time to help you figure out the course material." A second student praised the flexibility of the program, remarking that "the educational quality is exceptional." Check out the links to view more information on the different schools that made our list.
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 an Online Top Programs List, at least five online students from that particular major must have submitted feedback on their institution.
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 2015-2016 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.