• Three UWA programs receive national top rankings for affordability

    Posted: June 27, 2016

    Author: Public Relations

    LIVINGSTON, Ala.-The University of West Alabama adds to its national rankings three new designations for programs offered through UWA Online. The value rankings reflect affordability, distinction, accommodation, and several other factors.

     

    M.S. in Experimental Psychology - Top 10 Most Affordable  

    UWA's  master of science in experimental psychology, offered online by the College of Liberal Arts, is ranked fourth among the  top 10 most affordable online master's for 2016. The ranking edges out Harvard University's same-name degree. UWA's offering can be completed almost entirely online and allows students to gain practical and hands-on experience in the field of clinical psychology through both a practicum and internship experience. 

     

    For the degree, students have the option of completing either a thesis or taking a comprehensive examination to meet graduation requirements. The program can be completed in 39-54 credit hours, depending on the student's needs. There are two start dates for each school year.

     

    Courses that lead to degree completion include personality assessment, marriage and family therapy, the therapeutic relationship, health and psychology, and also psychopharmacology.  

     

    B.B.A. in Accounting - Top 20 Most Affordable  

    The bachelor of business administration in accounting, offered online by UWA's College of

    Business and Technology, has just been named among the most affordable of its kind by AffordableSchools.net. The  top 20 ranking centers its focus on unique and affordable academic programs. 

     

    The ranking cites Bureau of Labor Statistics figures for expected job growth figures for accounting-related occupations, which suggests that the field may be a little higher than the national average at 11 percent.

     

    The ranking's lead researcher points out that virtually every business will need an accountant at some point, whether for keeping a general ledger, tax filing, managing payroll, tax law compliance, budgeting, or other reasons. 

     

    The listing was compiled with data from NCES (National Center for Education Statistics), a bureau of the U.S. Dept. of Education. Considerations included data filters like increasing average annual net price.

     

    M.Ed. in School Counseling- Top 10 Most Affordable  

    The master of education in school counseling, offered online by UWA's Julia S. Tutwiler College of Education, is recognized by  Best College Values' school counseling and educational psychology ranking

     

    UWA is highlighted among the schools offering programs that "strike a balance between reasonable tuition rates and a high return on investment." The ranking's researchers point to the objective benefits of pursuing an advanced degree, which include higher salary, expanded career opportunities, and professional competence, suggesting that this graduate program offered

     

    The University of West Alabama adds to its national rankings recognition that reflects affordability, distinction, accommodation, and several other factors. UWA's  master of science in experimental psychology, offered online by the College of Liberal Arts, is ranked fourth among the  top 10 most affordable online master's for 2016

     

    To learn more about additional degree programs offered by UWA Online, call 877-UWA-1835, or visit online.uwa.edu to connect with an online advisor.

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