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    “The affordability and accessibility were huge for me, along with the flexible, self-paced format within the semester. Without all this, I simply would not have been able to make my degree happen, at least at this stage in my life.”

    Justin Lord, MS in Psychology

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    With COVID-19 keeping so many of us at home and away from crowds, it’s a great opportunity for you to invest in your professional development. Prepare for success by taking an online course or earning an online certificate or degree from California Southern University, the 100% online university.

    Study at home. Prepare.

    At CalSouthern we have professional online courses, certificates and degree programs in business, psychology, nursing, education and criminal justice that would immediately apply to your career and help you prepare for your next role and career advancement.  And we deliver the entire course and program directly to you when you are ready, wherever you are.

    Areas of Study

    • Psychology 
    • Business & Management
    • Criminology & Criminal Justice
    • Education
    • Nursing

    Degree Programs

    • Bachelors
    • Masters
    • Doctorates
    • Certificates
    • Course-by-Course Learning

    Experience Counts

    CalSouthern was founded over 42 years ago and was one of the first 100% online colleges to offer bachelors, masters and doctorates. We have the experience to deliver high-quality education that will work around your busy schedule and we offer support and guidance through academic advisors and one-on-one faculty mentors. Discover what thousands of students and alumni already know: CalSouthern has the caring people and popular online programs to make your personal and professional dreams come true.

    Why Choose CalSouthern?


    Opportunities to Succeed

    If you have wanted to complete your bachelors, masters or doctorate but have been held back by finances, geographic isolation, job, family and other constraints, now you have the opportunity to go for it. We support busy adults with outcome-based learning and no entrance exams. If you really want your degree, we will help you get it.


    You Have Choices

    Whether you need only one course to complete your studies, or a complete degree program, we will work to accommodate your needs. We offer build-your-own degree opportunities so you can select courses from our inventory that suit your career, professional and personal interests. We have moved beyond the one-size-fits-all classroom to tailor-made and personal online learning.


    You Have Options

    We know from experience that most of our learners have investigated at least 3 other colleges before deciding to enroll at CalSouthern. Some colleges are less or more expensive. Some have big names and bigger prices. Some have winning/losing sports teams. We believe we have the online experience, products, services, organization, and 100% online delivery system with the benefits you want.


    "The faculty mentors were very knowledgeable, and available when you needed assistance. The academic advisor was very helpful and ensured that I stayed on track thought out the entire process. Attending CalSouthern was a great experience!"

    Geneva Nathani, DBA



    Convenient & Affordable

    • 100% online
    • No entrance exams required
    • 24 hour admission decision
    • Convenient debt-free tuition payments
    • Price-fixed tuition
    • Maximum allowed transfer credit for prior college work​

    Personalized & Flexible

    • Work on your own schedule
    • Enroll for one course at a time (no obligation)
    • Accelerated course completions (or extensions) if needed
    • 8-week terms with 12 monthly course starts
    • 2-day turnaround policy of graded coursework


    • Interact directly with qualified and experienced faculty (not student teachers)
    • Interact/Zoom with faculty and learners around the world
    • Learner-centered appreciation for adult learners
    • Participate in active self-learning

    California Southern University is accredited by the Western Association of School and College Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) , which is one of six regional accrediting bodies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Regional accreditation is the most highly respected and recognized form of accreditation in the United States, and it provides students with a number of important benefits and opportunities.

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