Tired of comparing $ for Masters in Psychology

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  1. TMW2009

    TMW2009 New Member

    There's not a lot of licensure for a plain Masters degree in General Psychology. LPC, LMFT, etc all require 50-60 hours of classes for licensure (In my state, its 60 hours), and the APU offering does provide 39 of that. It does miss out on some 'core' requirements for the LPC, but if you look around, you can pick those up from other school. In a little more than a grad cert beyond the degree, you have all the class hours done. (Note - this is not eligble for licensure in North Carolina as a psych associate due to the wording of the law out there... 30 hours of residency at the school for a degree that is often around 36 hours... No online love there.)
     
  2. japhy4529

    japhy4529 House Bassist

    The purpose of this program is to provide an in-depth background in general psychology for the purposes of teaching (most likely at the community/junior college level), conducting research and as a springboard for doctoral studies. It's not intended to enable one to become licensed as an LPC or any other counseling discipline.
     
  3. japhy4529

    japhy4529 House Bassist

    The purpose of this program is to provide an in-depth background in general psychology for the purposes of teaching (most likely at the community/junior college level), conducting research and as a springboard for doctoral studies. It's not intended to enable one to become licensed as an LPC or any other counseling discipline.

    BTW, at $11,700, this is by far the cheapest online MA/MS in psychology out there. However, if we expand out a bit, The University of Alabama offers an online MA in Educational Psychology for $9360. Here is the breakdown (note: this is not a comprehensive list):

    American Public University - Master of Arts Psychology $11700
    Kaplan University - Master of Science Psychology $22080
    Northcentral University - Master of Arts General Psychology $22355
    Walden University - Master of Science General Psychology $22640
    Capella University - Masters of Science Psychology $25070
    University of the Rockies - Master of Arts General Psychology $26558
    Chicago School of Professional Psychology - Master of Arts General Psychology $31320
    Palo Alto University - Master of Science Psychology $42167
     
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  4. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    Nice follow up everybody.
     
  5. Dave Wagner

    Dave Wagner Active Member

    OK, what would like to do with the Masters in Psychology... Industry? Clinical work? Human Services? Start a rock band named K.I.S.S.?
     
  6. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    Are you serious? If so, was it Gene Simmons, Ace Frehling, Paul Stanley, or Peter Criss that had a master's in psychology?
     
  7. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    From the Great State of Alabama

    The University of West Alabama UWA Home offers an MS in Continuing Education - Counseling Psychology online. At 413/hr., tuition for the entire 33-hr. program costs 13,629. They are accredited by the Southern Association.
     
  8. Dave Wagner

    Dave Wagner Active Member

    Hi Ted, there was an urban legend that Gene Simmons earned a masters degree in psychology, and that he used those special powers to design KISS to freak everybody out...
     
  9. okydd

    okydd New Member

  10. okydd

    okydd New Member

    Faculty of Education | Counselling Psychology
    Memorial University B&M just C$12K plus for non-resident
     
  11. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    From the Great State of Arizona

    Northcentral University Northcentral University | Online Degree Programs | Online Learning offers the MA in Psychology with concentrations in General Psychology, Gender Diversity, Health Psychology, and Industrial/Organizational Psychology online. At $560/hr., total tuition for this 36-hr. program is $20,160. They also have an online MA in Marriage and Family Therapy. They are accredited by the North Central Association.

    The University of Phoenix Online College Education - Online Degrees - University of Phoenix offers the MS in Psychology online. At $685/hr., total tuition for this 39-hr. program is $26,715. The also have an online MA in Industrial/Organizational Psychology that is offered as a master's in passing as part of their PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. They are accredited by the North Central Association.

    Prescott College Prescott College | For the Liberal Arts, the Environment, and Social Justice offers the MA in Counseling and Psychology online. At $650/hr., this 60-hr. program costs $39,000. They are accredited by the North Central Association.
     
  12. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    From the Great State of California

    California Coast University Welcome - California Coast University offers an MS in Psychology online. At $230/hr., this 39-hr. program costs $8,970. They are accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council.

    California Southern University Online Education | Online Education Degree - California Southern University offers an MA in Psychology with emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy and an MS in Psychology online. At $295/hr., the 42-hr. MS costs $12,390 and the 48-hr. MA costs $14,160. They are accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council.

    Fielding Graduate University Fielding Graduate University - Graduate School, Master's Degrees, Doctoral Degrees offers an MA in Media Psychology/Social Change online. At $500/hr., this 48-hr. program costs $24,000. They are accredited by the Western Association and the American Psychological Association.

    The Institute of Transpersonal Psychology The Institute of Transpersonal Psychology | Graduate Education at the Frontier of Psychology and Spirituality since 1975 offers an MA in Transpersonal Psychology by distance learning. Tuition for this 45-hr. program is $3,749/term or $14,996/year. They are accredited by the Western Association.

    Pacifica Graduate Institute Pacifica Graduate Institute - Depth, Clinical & Counseling Psychology, Mythology, Humanities offers an online MA in Counseling Psychology. Stated tuition for this 72-hr. program is $20,760. They are accredited by the Western Association.

    Palo Alto University Palo Alto University | Palo Alto University provides undergraduate and graduate students small class sizes with renowned faculty and impressive clinical training resources offers an online MS in PsychologyAt $958/hr., tuition for this 41-hr. program is $39,278. They are accredited by the Western Association.

    Saybrook University Welcome to Saybrook University offers an online MA in Psychology with emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. Stated tuition for this 31-hr. program is $9,950/term or $19,900/year. They are accredited by the Western Association.
     
  13. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    From the Great State of Colorado

    The University of the Rockies University of the Rockies » Home » Index offers an online MA in Psychology with concentrations in Business Psychology, Career Management & Counseling, Criminology/Justice Studies, Educational Leadership, Evaluation/Research & Measurement, Executive Coaching, General Psychology, Health and Wellness Psychology, International Leadership, Mediation/Conflict Resolution, Mental Health Administration, Non-Profit Management, Organizational Consulting, Organizational Diversity, Organizational Leadership, Sports/Performance Psychology. At $640/hr., this 39-hr. orogram costs $24,960. They are accredited by the North Central Association.
     
  14. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    From the Great State of Illinois:

    The Chicago School og Professional Psychology TheChicagoSchool: Graduate Psychology Degrees: Business, Clinical, Counseling & Forensic Psychology offers online MA degrees in Forensic Psychology and Industrial/Organizational Psychology. Tuition for the master's programs is $895/hr. They are accredited by the North Central Association.
     
  15. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

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  17. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    From the Great State of Minnesota

    Capella University Online Education Degree Program - Online Degree Programs - Online University Degrees offers an online MS in Psychology with emphases in Child and Adolescent Development, Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Educational Psychology, Evaluation, Research, and Measurement, General Psychology, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Leadership and Coaching Psychology, Organizational Leader Development, School Psychology, and Sports Psychology. Tuition is $1624 per 4-cr. course and $1218 per 3-cr. course. Thus, with an implicit hourly rate of $406/hr., tuition for this 70-hr. program is $28,420. They are accredited by the North Central Association.

    Walden University Online Degree University | Distance Education for Working Professionals - Walden University offers an online MS in Psychology with concentrations in Crisis Management and Response, General Psychology, Health Psychology, Leadership Development and Coaching, Media Psychology, Organizational Psychology and Development, Organizational Psychology and Nonprofit Management, Program Evaluation and Research, Psychology of Culture, Psychology, Public Administration, and Social Change, Social Psychology, and Terrorism and Security. They also offer an online MS in Forensic Psychology. At $400/hr., these 56-63 hr. programs cost $22,400-$25,200. They are accredited by the North Central Association.
     
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  18. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    From the Great State of New Mexico

    Western New Mexico University's WESTERN NEW MEXICO UNIVERSITY Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies has Psychology for one of its possible concentrations. Tuition is $476 for 3 hrs. a semester and $887 for 6 hrs. a semester. At 3 hrs. a semester, you are in the program for 12 semesters, costing $5,712 and at 6 hrs. a semester, you are in the program for 6 semesters, costing $5,322. They are accredited by the North Central Association.
     
  19. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    From the Great State of North Dakota

    The University of North Dakota University of North Dakota offers an online MA in Forensic Psychology. At $406.74/hr., tuition for this 34-hr. program comes to a grand total of $13,829.16. They are accredited by the North Cemtral Association.
     
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    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

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