Skip Navigation
Angelo State University

Search Site

Information for:

Three Online Master’s Programs Nationally Ranked

May 29, 2015

Angelo State University’s online master’s degree programs in criminal justice and applied psychology have each been ranked among the top 10 nationally for 2015 in their respective areas by, an online information guide to affordable graduate programs in all academic disciplines.

Overall, ASU’s criminal justice program ranked No. 3 in the U.S. out of the 37 schools listed by as having “Top Online Master’s in Criminal Justice” degrees. ASU’s applied psychology program ranked No. 6 out of the 24 schools listed has having “Top Online Master’s in Psychology” degrees.

Additionally, ASU’s online Master of Education in guidance and counseling program has been ranked No. 16 in the U.S. out of 33 schools listed as having “Top Online Master’s in Counseling” degrees. 

To be eligible for the rankings, online graduate programs must be offered at not-for-profit public or private institutions. Programs were each assigned a grade, with 100 being a perfect score, based on: 

  • The number of online graduate degrees available in related subject area
  • Graduate tuition
  • Availability of academic and career counseling
  • Availability of job placement services
  • Program cost compared to peer institutions

ASU’s criminal justice program received a grade of 97.64 while the applied psychology program received a 97.83. Only one other Texas school was ranked in each of those disciplines, Lamar University (No. 14) in criminal justice and University of North Texas (No. 9) in psychology.

ASU’s guidance and counseling program received a grade of 92.9 and was joined on the list by programs at eight other Texas institutions.

The complete criminal justice rankings can be found at The psychology rankings are available at The counseling rankings are available at

For more information on ASU’s criminal justice program, call Dr. Casey Jones, chair of the Department of Security Studies and Criminal Justice, at 325-486-6422. 

For more information on the applied psychology program, call Dr. Kristi Cordell-McNulty, program director, at 325-486-6116.

For more information on the guidance and counseling program, call Dr. Lesley Casarez, program director, at 325-486-6775.


Dr. Casey Jones

Dr. Kristi Cordell-McNulty

Dr. Lesley Casarez