PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- BestValueSchools.com has published its 2017-2018 list of the Top 20 Online Doctoral Programs in Psychology, which is available here: http://www.bestvalueschools.com/psychology/online-doctoral-programs-in-psychology/
The demand for skilled individuals in this field is strong. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs for professional psychologists, counselors, university professors, and medical researchers are all growing as fast or faster than the national average.
While there is no "one size fits all" approach to education and different students have unique educational needs, BestValueSchools.com sought to create an objective ranking of the online PhD psychology programs representing the best overall value. Ranking factors include affordability (per-credit tuition cost), accessibility (percentage of the program delivered online), quality of curriculum (indicated by a specialized accreditation or adherence to other academic guidelines), and course depth/breadth (coinciding with the specific topics that the American Psychological Association requires for all APA-accredited programs).
Below is a list of the 20 schools that made the ranking.
1. Fielding Graduate University
2. Oregon State University
3. University of the Cumberlands
4. Texas Tech University
5. University of Georgia
6. Regent University
7. Alaska Pacific University
8. Pacifica Graduate Institute
9. Touro University-Worldwide
10. Saybrook University
11. North Central University
12. Felician University
13. Endicott College
14. University of the Rockies
15. Lesley University
16. Arizona State University
17. Michigan State University
18. California Institute of Integral Studies
19. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
20. Sofia University
For more about the methodology and detailed information about each program, visit the full article here:
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Contact: Paul Church, Editor
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