Top 10 Online Master's in Psychology Degree Programs

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Pepperdine University
Online MFT Master’s Program - No GRE req.
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Online Master of Arts in Counseling - No GRE req.
Pepperdine University
Online Master of Arts in Psychology - No GRE req.
Grand Canyon University
Online B.S. and M.S. in Psychology
Pepperdine University
Master’s in Applied Behavior Analysis - No GRE req.
University of Dayton
Online Master of Applied Behavior Analysis
Capella University
Online BS, MS, PhD, PsyD in Psychology with over a dozen specialty options.
Southern New Hampshire University
Online BS, MS in Psychology with many different focus options.

Completing the requirements for an online master’s in psychology will help one to qualify for a number of challenging careers. All the schools on our list of Top 10 degree programs offer a high quality curriculum and the flexibility to study from the location that works best for you.

We selected programs from these accredited schools based on variety and depth of available concentrations and flexibility of learning options for the online student pursing an online master’s in psychology. These online master’s of psychology programs are among the best of their kind in the world of psychology degree programs.

To learn more about this list, please visit our page: How We Choose the Psychology Degree Programs We Consider to Be the Best

Online Master’s in Psychology Degree Programs

 

Chicago School of Professional Psychology

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Executive Summary

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is a highly respected, not-for-profit graduate school. It is accredited by the Western Association of Colleges and Schools.

Tuition

Master’s degree students paying $1198 per credit hour.

Unique Features

Applicants must hold a Bachelor’s degree and have at least five years of work experience after completing their undergraduate studies to be considered. Terms are seven weeks in length with a one-week break before starting the next learning session.

Concentrations

Generalist
Child and Adolescent
International Psychology
Forensic Psychology
Applied Behavior Analysis
Public Health Concentration
Social and Community Psychology
Organizational Leadership
Non-Licensure
Industrial and Organizational Psychology

For more information on the Chicago School of Professional Psychology

 


 

University of Liverpool

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Executive Summary

The University of Liverpool was founded in 1881. It has a well-deserved reputation for academic excellence, and is a popular choice for professionals worldwide who wish to earn an online master’s degree in psychology.

Tuition

International post-graduate students pay an annual rate of £19,950 ($25,730.00) to take classes at the University.

Unique Features

Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree that is the equivalent of a British Honours degree and have at least tow years of relevant professional experience to be considered. Dedicated academic advisors are available on a 24/7 basis to offer study support.

Concentrations

Investigative and Forensic Psychology
Research Methods in Psychology
Occupational and Organizational Psychology

For more information on the University of Liverpool 

 


 

Alliant International University


Executive Summary

With roots stretching back to 1969, Alliant International University is a private institution accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. It boasts six campuses in California plus four globally.

Tuition

Tuition for the psychology master’s program is $1,200 per credit hour.

Unique Features

In addition to local campuses in California, Alliant has branches in Mexico, Kenya, Japan, and Hong Kong. After the master’s program students can continue their education in one of five online doctoral psychology programs.

Concentrations

Clinical Counseling
Clinical Psychopharmacology
Organizational Behavior
Organizational Psychology
Marital and Family Therapy

For more information on Alliant International University

 


 

Hope International University

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Executive Summary

Approaching 100 years since its founding, Hope International University is a private school accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and ranked among the best regional universities in the West by US News and World Report.

Tuition

Tuition for the MS in Counseling Psychology is $650 per unit.

Unique Features

In addition to its WASC accreditation, HIU also holds accreditation from the Association for Biblical Higher Education. Graduating from its MS program prepares students to become a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in California with a curriculum approved by the Board of Behavioral Sciences.

Concentrations

Counseling
Marriage and Family Therapy

For more information on Hope International University

 


 

Golden Gate University

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Executive Summary

Golden Gate University has been offering degree programs for over a century. This private, not-for-profit institution is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Tuition

Students at GCU pay $1,090 per unit.

Unique Features

Each course in the online MS in psychology degree program curriculum includes at least one supervised exam. Students can arrange to have it supervised at any GCU campus, a local library, by their employer, or any other responsible person.

Concentrations

Industrial-Organizational Psychology

For more information on Golden Gate University

 


 

Southern New Hampshire University

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Executive Summary

Southern New Hampshire University is a not-for-profit, accredited university. It has been offering degree programs for over 80 years. The school was included on Fast Company’s list of the World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies in 2012.

Tuition

SNHU charges $627 per credit hour for tuition.

Unique Features

The University offers four start dates per year. Courses are 11 weeks in length. There is no on-campus requirement.

Concentrations

Child & Development Psychology
Industrial & Organizational Psychology
Forensic Psychology

For more information on Southern New Hampshire University

 


 

University of Southern California

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Executive Summary

The University of Southern California is one of the largest research universities in the world and is ranked 17th among more than 1,000 public and private universities by The Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education.

Tuition

The cost of tuition is $1,928 per unit.

Unique Features

Students must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and have satisfactory scores on the GRE or GMAT.

Concentrations

Applied Psychology

For more information on the University of Southern California

 


 

Sacred Heart University

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Executive Summary

Sacred Heart University is a private, not-for-profit educational institution. It was founded in 1963 and is the second-largest Catholic university in New England.

Tuition

Tuition is $810 per credit hour.

Unique Features

Applicants without an undergraduate degree in psychology will be considered for the master’s program. Students who do not hold a degree in this field enroll in an online preparatory course.

Concentrations

Industrial-Organizational Psychology

For more information on Sacred Heart University

 


 

Palo Alto University


Executive Summary

Palo Alto University is a private, nonprofit educational institution that is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Tuition

Tuition is charged at $6,794 per quarter.

Unique Features

Applicants must submit a statement of purpose and letters of recommendation to be considered for admission. Applicants without an undergraduate degree in psychology must first complete four prerequisite courses: developmental psychology, physiological or biological psychology, personality or abnormal psychology, and statistics. GRE scores are not required.

Concentrations

General Psychology
Counseling

For more information on Palo Alto University

 


 

Grand Canyon University

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Executive Summary

Grand Canyon University was founded in 1949. This private school offers degree programs from a Christian perspective.

Tuition

Graduate students pay $530 per credit hour.

Unique Features

The Master’s of Science in psychology program at GCU is a non-thesis one. Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree.

Concentrations

Forensic Psychology
General Psychology
GeroPsychology
Health Psychology
Human Factors Psychology
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Life Coaching

For more information on Grand Canyon University 

 


 

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