TOP 45 CHEAPEST MASTER’S IN EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY ONLINE 2020

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TOP 45 CHEAPEST MASTER’S IN EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY ONLINE 2020

By BVS Staff
July 2020

As the 45 cheapest online master’s in educational technology in the entire country (based on data from the U.S. Department of Education’s College Navigator website), these schools’ tuition rates are all below the cost of a standard college education. Not only that, but more than half are available for less than $1,000 a credit hour! For your convenience, we’ve sorted them in descending order of cost, with the least expensive school at #1, according to the hourly, online tuition rate. In cases where only the quarterly or semester rate was available, we have divided that rate by 6 (standard full-time graduate enrollment) and placed them accordingly on the list.

Unfortunately, only a limited number of master’s in educational technology degree programs are available online. Therefore it was not possible to compile a pool of options large enough to justify a multifactorial ranking system in which scoring of colleges and universities would be based on a list of specific considerations.
So instead, we ranked the programs solely according to their affordability. See below for the best cheap master’s in educational technology degrees online, ranked from least to most expensive, according to their per credit hour online rate, along with several useful facts about each program.

Rank School Location
1 Lamar University Beaumont, TX
2 Fort Hays State University Hays, KS
3 University of Central Missouri Warrensburg, MO
4 University of North Dakota Grand Forks, ND
5 University of West Florida Pensacola, FL
6 University of Nebraska-Kearney Kearney, NE
7 University of Arkansas Fayetteville, AR
8 University of Missouri Columbia, MO
9 University of Colorado at Denver Denver, CO
10 Dakota State University Madison, SD
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  1. Lamar University
    Location

    Beaumont, TX

    Tuition

    $$$$$

    Lamar University has an online MEd in education technology that is a 36 credit hour program that includes coursework in school-community relations and digital citizenship. With a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1, requires no GRE score for applicants with a 3.0 or above GPA in their undergraduate career. Lamar University charges an online, graduate tuition rate of $235 per credit hour for this program, regardless of residency. The school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges.

  2. Fort Hays State University
    Location

    Hays, KS

    Tuition

    $$$$$

    Fort Hays State University has an online master of science in instructional technology that is a 36 credit hour program that includes coursework in Google in education and school law. With a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1, the program asks for two personal recommendations and a personal statement. Fort Hays State University charges an online, graduate tuition rate of $280.75 per credit hour for this program. The school is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

  3. University of Central Missouri
    Location

    Warrensburg, MO

    Tuition

    $$$$$

    The University of Central Missouri has an online master of science in educational technology that is a 30 credit hour program including coursework in online course development and evaluating online instruction. With a student to faculty ratio of 19 to 1, the program strongly recommends that applicants possess a bachelor of science in education. The University of Central Missouri charges an online, graduate tuition rate of $348.50 per credit hour for this program. The school is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

  4. University of North Dakota
    Location

    Grand Forks, ND

    Tuition

    $$$$$

    The University of North Dakota has an online master of education in instructional design and technology that is a 34 credit hour program that includes coursework in the survey of instructional design and evaluation of instructional materials. With a student to faculty ratio of 21 to 1, the program asks for an overall undergraduate GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale. The University of North Dakota charges an online, graduate tuition rate of $404.06 per credit hour, regardless of residency. The school is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

  5. University of West Florida
    Location

    Pensacola, FL

    Tuition

    $$$$$

    The University of West Florida has an online master of education in instructional design and technology that is a 36 credit hour program that includes coursework in foundations of instructional technology and principles of instructional design. With a student to faculty ratio of 22 to 1, the school will waive the GRE requirement for applicants with a 3.0 undergraduate GPA or better. The University of West Florida charges an online, graduate tuition rate of $416.50 per credit hour for this program, regardless of residency. The school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges.

  6. University of Nebraska-Kearney
    Location

    Kearney, NE

    Tuition

    $$$$$

    The University of Nebraska-Kearney has an online master of science in education in instructional technology that is a 36 credit hour program that includes coursework in education research and copyright. With a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1, the program requires a bachelor's degree for entry. The University of Nebraska-Kearney offers an out of state, graduate tuition rate of $417.50 per credit hour. The school is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges.

  7. University of Arkansas
    Location

    Fayetteville, AR

    Tuition

    $$$$$

    The University of Arkansas has an online master of education in educational technology that is a 34 credit hour program that includes coursework in visual literacy and educational media. With a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1, the school asks that applicants submit a writing sample among other items. The University of Arkansas charges an online, graduate tuition rate of $420.19 per credit hour for this program. The school is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

  8. University of Missouri
    Location

    Columbia, MO

    Tuition

    $$$$$

    The University of Missouri has an online master of science in learning technologies and design that is a 30 credit hour program that includes coursework in digital media and web development skills. With a student to faculty ratio of 19 to 1, the program does not require a GRE score for admission. The University of Missouri charges an online, graduate tuition rate of $433.37 per credit hour for this program, regardless of residency. The school is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

  9. University of Colorado at Denver
    Location

    Denver, CO

    Tuition

    $$$$$

    The University of Colorado at Denver has an online master of arts, information and learning technologies - teacher librarian leadership that is a 30 credit hour program that includes coursework in designing for instruction and learning with digital stories. With a student to faculty ratio of 15 to 1, the program takes two years to complete. The University of Colorado at Denver charges an out of state, graduate, online tuition rate of $448 per credit hour. The school is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges.

  10. Dakota State University
    Location

    Madison, SD

    Tuition

    $$$$$

    Dakota State University has an online master of science in educational technology that is a 30 credit hour program that must be completed within five years. With a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1, the program requires a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale. Dakota State University charges an online, graduate tuition rate of $450.90 per credit hour, regardless of residency. The school is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

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