Tired of comparing $ for Masters in Psychology

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  1. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    From the Great State of Vermont

    Goddard College Goddard College offers a low residency MA in Psychology and Counseling. Tuition in this 48-60 hr. program is $7,653 per 12-cr. term, for total program tuition of $30,612-$38,265. They are accredited by the North Central Association.
     
  2. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    From the Great State of West Virginia

    American Military University American Public University System now offers an online MA in Psychology. At $300/hr., this 36-hr. program costs $10,800. They are accredited by the North Central Association and the Distance Education and Training Council.
     
  3. emmzee

    emmzee New Member

    So, $71,208-$89,010 for the program? :eek: It'd better be reaaaaaaaaallllll good for that amount ... especially since it's non-licensure and UIU is not APA accredited. (I know APA doesn't accredit master's programs but their doctorate programs aren't APA accredited which is another minus against the school.) I find some of UIU's programs interesting but ... the price ...
     
  4. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    I took another look at their website and ...
    (a) yes, tuition is $8,901 per term; (b) yes, they did say enrollment dates are January, April, July, and October (4 terms a year); (c) yes, they did say that it took 48-60 hrs. for the degree; and (d) yes, they did say 12 hrs. per term.

    NOTE: There's also the option of taking 9 hrs. per term, with tuition being $6,123 per term.
     
  5. TMW2009

    TMW2009 New Member

    Just FYI - APUS's Master of Arts in General Psychology is 39 credit hours, not 36
     
  6. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    ... which makes the total program tuition $11,700. Thanx, TMW!
     
  7. japhy4529

    japhy4529 House Bassist

    Beginning next month, Nova southeastern is starting up a new online MS in Psychology. Total program will run about 17k.

    M.S. in General Psychology | Center for Psychological Studies

    I am definitely applying to this program.
     
  8. commserver

    commserver New Member

    Why are you definitely applying to this program? Please provide reason(s).
     
  9. TMW2009

    TMW2009 New Member

    Man, I wish I had known about this back in October. I love the fact that it offers the 6 credit thesis option, too. 8 classes and a thesis and you've got your degree. Hmmm... Its a little wacky though that they won't actually admit you to the program until you've passed four classes. Makes it a little hard for people who rely on financial aid, since you have to be enrolled in a certificate/degree granting program to recieve FA.

    Ah well... I'm going to stick with APU's program, for now at least.
     
  10. japhy4529

    japhy4529 House Bassist

    I've been looking for an online masters in psychology, from a reputable school. I had considered the MS in Psychology from Palo Alto University, but I like that NSU offers the thesis option (I intend on pursuing a PhD in Psychology at some point in the future, so completing a master's thesis should improve my chances of gaining admission to such a program).
     
  11. japhy4529

    japhy4529 House Bassist

    NSU will accept up to 2 courses in transfer toward the M.S. degree. :) Nothing wrong with APU of course, but if you're thinking of transferring, you may wish to do so soon, before completing many more classes.
     
  12. TMW2009

    TMW2009 New Member

    I was just reading through that. I might actually take a few more courses at APU mainly going for the ones outside of the NSU curriculum, transfer two of the courses that match up to NSU's (like Social Psych and Physiological Biology) and then have some spare credits floating around out there for future use (especially if I do end up going for the LPC since I'll need 60 credits in Psychology/Counseling total along with the internship stuff).
     
  13. okydd

    okydd New Member

    Educational Psychology MA Degree for Teachers - UNC Online
    University Northern Colorado Educational Psychology Master. This program features a Tuition Freeze Guarantee. $13,800.
     
  14. Christina88

    Christina88 New Member

    I did it online!

    I did a distance education, Master Psychology development and education at [url="http://portal.uned.es/portal/page?_pageid=93,7202377,93_20550352&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL”]Uned[/url]. I did it because I live too far away and this university had a good reputation and so far I never regretted.
     
  15. DxD=D^2

    DxD=D^2 Member

    LOL I know this is an old thread but when I saw this, I couldn't help laughing!!!
     
  16. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    Thanks for the laugh!
     
  17. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    How did you find this old thread?
     
  18. DxD=D^2

    DxD=D^2 Member

    I did a simple google search for "Masters in Psychology Online", and DI came up.
     
  19. Mathetes

    Mathetes New Member

    I noticed APUS requires courses in "Research Methods in Psychology" and "Statistical Methods Analysis" as preconditions of graduate admissions if the applicant has a Bachelors in an unrelated field. And, actually, most of the online RA DL programs from other universities require these prerequisite courses too. Since my Bachelors isn't in psychology, does anybody know where I can go to take those courses for credit? Those courses are usually upper division undergraduate courses so I can't go to a local junior college. Are there RA colleges with DL programs that will let me take courses withOUT forcing me to also pursue a degree/certificate at their school? I only know of Amberton U that lets you takes courses for credit w/o pursuing a degree/certificate, but alas, they don't have the 2 courses I need to satisfy the masters psychology admission requirement. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
     
  20. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

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