Conexión San Ángelo/ Staff report

SAN ANGELO – Angelo State University’s online graduate degrees in applied psychology, counseling psychology, homeland security, and guidance and counseling have each been ranked among the nation’s best programs in their respective disciplines by the CollegeChoice.net higher education resource guide.   

ASU’s online Master of Science in applied psychology has been ranked No. 6 in the U.S. among the “35 Best Online Master’s in Psychology Degrees” for 2017-18. The 36-credit program can be completed totally online or in a hybrid online/classroom format. An undergraduate degree in psychology is not required for admission to the program. On a related note, this program has also been ranked No. 5 in the U.S. among the “50 Best Value Online Master’s in Psychology Degrees” by AffordableColleges.com.    

ASU’s online Master of Science in counseling psychology has been ranked No. 18 in the U.S. among the “25 Best Online Master’s in Clinical Psychology Degrees” for 2017-18. The 60-credit program meets the academic requirements for graduates to become a licensed professional counselor or licensed psychological associate in Texas. It is also designed for working professionals with classes offered during the day, in the evenings and online.   

ASU’s online Master of Science in homeland security has been ranked No. 21 in the U.S. among the “24 Best Online Master’s in Homeland Security Degrees” for 2017-18. The 36-credit program is offered through eight-week courses and is designed to meet the growing needs of homeland security, law enforcement and emergency management personnel.   

And, ASU’s online Master of Education in guidance and counseling has been ranked No. 32 in the U.S. among the “35 Best Online Master’s in School Counseling Degrees” for 2017-18. This 36-credit program is designed for people interested in careers as public school, college and university counselors, and other positions in counseling.   

The CollegeChoice.net rankings were formulated based on school reputation, programs costs and graduates’ salaries. The rankings data was drawn from U.S. News and World Report, the National Center for Education Statistics, and PayScale.   

That complete rankings lists for online psychology programs are available at www.collegechoice.net/rankings/best-online-masters-psychology/ and www.affordablecolleges.com/rankings/affordable-online-masters-degrees-psychology/

The complete rankings list for online clinical psychology programs is available at www.collegechoice.net/rankings/online-masters-in-clinical-psychology-degrees/

The complete rankings list for online homeland security programs is available at www.collegechoice.net/rankings/best-online-masters-in-homeland-security/

The complete rankings list for online school counseling programs is available at www.collegechoice.net/rankings/best-online-masters-in-school-counseling-degrees/

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