As the 2 cheapest online doctorates in gerontology in the entire country (based on data from the U.S. Department of Education’s College Navigator website), most of these schools’ tuition rates are below the cost of a standard college education. 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 doctorate in gerontology 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. Instead, we ranked the programs solely according to their affordability. See below for the best cheap master’s degrees in data science degrees online, ranked from least to most expensive, according to their per credit hour online rate, along with several useful facts about each program.
#1 – Concordia University Chicago
River Forest, Illinois
Online PhD in Leadership, Gerontology Specialization
Concordia University Chicago has an online doctor of philosophy in leadership degree, gerontology specialization that is a 68 credit hour program that includes coursework in the physiology of aging and diversity in aging societies. With a student to faculty ratio of 15 to 1, the program requires a rationale statement that covers your personal goals for pursuing this degree. Concordia University Chicago charges an online, graduate tuition rate of $937 per credit hour for this program. The school is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges.
#2 – Northcentral University
San Diego, California
PhD in Psychology, Gerontology Specialization Online
Northcentral University has an online doctor of philosophy in psychology degree, gerontology specialization that is a 60 credit hour program that includes coursework in statistics and quantitative research design. With a student to faculty ratio of 1 to 1, the program is designed for those with a master’s in psychology, counseling, or a related field. Those from other backgrounds may require additional coursework. Northcentral University charges an online, graduate tuition rate of $1,120 per credit hour for this program. The school is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission.