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Fort Hays State University
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Phone: 785-628-4405
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 If you’re curious about the human mind and wonder why people do the things they do, a career in psychology may be the right fit for you. The Department of Psychology offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, as well as certificates and a minor. Through impactful, hands-on experiences, you’ll be armed with practical skills and theory. Upon graduation you’ll hit the ground running, fully prepared to take on the challenges of a rewarding, in-demand career in the field of psychology.

Congrats to the FHSU Department of Psychology for being ranked #3 for the 2016 Most Affordable Online Colleges and Degrees in psychology! Thanks to all our faculty and virtual students for your dedication and hard work!

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Whether you pursue an academic program focused on counseling, education, research or one that prepares you to enter the business world, you’ll take classes from caring, mentoring professionals. We have substantial student resources for undergraduate and graduate students, including a Learning Community, research resources and student organizations.

As an undergraduate in psychology, you’ll not only learn theory in the classroom, you’ll get to take part in research as early as your first year (in fact, this year a group of Freshmen psychology students presented research at the regional American Psychological Association).

As a graduate student in psychology, you have the opportunity to actively collaborate with faculty mentors on research, fine-tune your clinical skills with highly skilled practitioners and take advantage of teaching assistantships and other financial aid.

Best Value Badge When you study psychology at FHSU, you’ll pursue a rigorous curriculum that’s not just theory-based, but also steeped in experiential learning. That means that upon graduation, you’ll have a solid foundation in the science of mental processes as well as the skills employers are looking for—skills you’ve honed through enriched, applied experiences. Check out our recent graduate success stories and see what



ACO Best Masters' Psychology 2016(1)

Fort Hays State University's Online Master's Degree in Psychology Program Ranked Top 20 in the U.S. for 2016

Fort Hays State University was recently recognized by Affordable Colleges Online, a leading education and industry resource for online education information, for having one of the best online psychology programs in the nation. Jobs in the psychology field are supposed to increase by over 50%. These post-secondary institutions are ensuring qualitative growth in our economy. "as the popularity towards on line college increases,it is important to bring attention to top-ranked master's in nutrition programs throughout the nation." said Dan Schuessler, CEO and Founder of Affordable Colleges Online. "Affordable Colleges Online is dedicated to help students, such as those with a passion for psychology, to not let physical barriers come between them and a quality, up to date master's program." In order for universities to qualify for this ranking they must be public, not for profit, institutions and offer at least five online master's degrees.

Qualifying schools were then evaluated based on the: 

  • Count of online master's degrees available
  • Graduate tuition and fees
  • Academic and career counseling services
  • Job placement for graduates
  • AC Online Peer-Based Value(PBV)

An in depth look at the best psychology degrees in the U.S. can be seen here:
Affordable Colleges Online has distinguished its ranking scale by the use of Peer-Based Value, or PBV. The PBV score compares the cost of each program to the cost of similar programs with the same school year and a complete look at the methodology can be found here:

### ( began in 2011 to provide quality data and information about pursuing an affordable higher education. Our free community resource materials and tools span topics such as financial aid and college savings, opportunities for veterans and people with disabilities, and online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning environments that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources and online support services to help students achieve educational and career success. We have been featured by nearly 700 postsecondary institutions and nearly 100 government organizations.

 2017 Most Affordable School Psychology

  2017 Most Affordable Online Colleges 

Congratulations! Fort Hays State University’s online psychology bachelor's degree program has been recognized by ! In our rigorous review of schools across the nation, we set out to find the programs that combine quality with affordability, and FHSU rose to the top. You can see the full list of schools here.

 At our mission is to help students find a path to a rewarding, quality education that won’t leave them crippled by student debt. We love connecting students with institutions that match those ideals and we’re pleased to feature FHSU.

 Curious about how we made this list? You can check out our methods here.

 Congratulations on the award! We encourage you to share the good news by posting a link for your students and faculty to see. Please don’t hesitate to let me know if there are any changes you’d like to see made to FHSU’s profile.


 Best Value Master's in psychology Program 2016


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