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Distance Learning Courses in Psychology

Distance learning is now almost entirely online and can be a means to achieve a higher education while at work or start a family. A large number of psychology degree programs are available for students who want to earn their education online. Students who are studying psychology through distance education can earn associate, bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees.

About Accreditation

Although some schools elect not to seek accreditation and can still deliver effective courses, it is worth considering schools listed on the U.S. Government Department of Education database of Accredited postsecondary institutions and Programs. Psychology programs at these schools has been considered by U.S. Secretary of State for Education as a "reliable authority as to the quality of postsecondary education." A link to the database is included in the References section at the foot of this article.

Phoenix University

University of Phoenix is the second-rated online school as March 2009 according to, who ranked top 25 providers "offer the most thorough and marketable education." Psychology courses available online from Phoenix also as an editor pick at and receive a four out of five stars user rating. lists it as a reputable institution. The psychology courses offered range from associate to doctoral degree.

Online Campus
University of Phoenix
3157 e. Elwood St.
Phoenix, AZ 85034

Capella University

Capella "strives to provide a quality education while maintaining a personal relationship with their students." Feature psychology courses in the Editor's pick at and get a five-out-of-five user rating. The psychology courses offered include a Bachelor of Science in general psychology and a wide range of postgraduate qualifications.

Capella University
Capella Tower
225 s. Sixth St., ninth floor
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Walden University

Psychology courses available online from Walden University also as an editor pick at and receive a four-out-of-five star user rating. The range of online courses available from Walden is exhaustive. They include 10 bachelor's, masters, 21 13 ph. d. and three post-degree qualifications.

Walden University
155 Fifth Ave s. Ste ... 100
Minneapolis, MN 55401

Free Courses list sites that offer free resources. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (or MIT based on is just one reputable school that provides access to course resources-audio, video files, notes, and tasks. Yale University also provides access to a variety of course material and although not leading to a qualification, the chance to explore the topic of psychology and pursue a first class course is available at no cost. The Reference section at the bottom of this article contains a link to these resources.

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