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    “I had a wonderful experience and loved the flexibility of the program. I could go at my own pace, was able to work ahead when I needed to, and to take extra time when I needed to. The faculty mentors were fantastic and very helpful and inspiring. I feel like I got an excellent education for an affordable price. “

    Jinxi C., PsyD Program, 2020



     CalSouthern is a proud partnering sponsor working with the Evolution of Psychotherapy team to support of their annual conference. We are also proud to offer a 100% online Doctor in Psychology (PsyD) that will allow people like you the opportunity to earn their doctorate and take their careers to the next level.

    CalSouthern’s online PsyD degree program is designed for individuals who are interested in advancing their knowledge of clinical topics and methodologies within the field, while working to develop the practical application of this knowledge to the professional practice of psychology.

    Quick Facts

    • Credits Required: 66
    • Cost Per Credit: $545
    • Program Length: 4-5 Years
    • Max Transfer Credits: 30

    Degree Requirements

    • Core Courses: 33 Credits
    • Elective Courses: 18 Credits
    • Comprehensive Exam: 1 Credit
    • Doctoral Project Courses: 14 Credits


    Our innovative program provides comprehensive core courses and a variety of elective options to expand the learner’s clinical knowledge base. Optional opportunities for supervised clinical experience emphasize the service orientation of a professional clinical degree. The program is designed with psychologist license eligibility in mind. Given that license eligibility varies by jurisdiction and is subject to change, learners are advised to contact state licensing agencies directly for details regarding all requirements. This degree may also provide learners with knowledge and skills for growth in other professional careers.

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    Find out how we create a collaborative, engaging online learning experience designed to help you learn, understand and apply course material to your personal and professional life.

    Why Choose CalSouthern?

    Your Degree
    on Your Time

    Our online programs allow you to learn and study when it's convenient for you. And monthly course starts enable you to take courses at your own pace.


    Our behavioral sciences programs are centered around experience-based curriculum and are taught by qualified faculty mentors who are actively working in the field.


    Backed by 40 Years of Experience

    We've embraced remote learning from the beginning, and we've been perfecting our craft ever since. We have proven that a quality education does not require four walls.

    Dean Profile

    Dr. Melissa Noya, PsyD

    Dr. Noya is the Dean of Behavioral Sciences. She oversees the undergraduate and graduate programs in psychology. She is an accomplished educator and leader in higher education. She earned her Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology from Albizu University with a specialization in child psychology. She has been in higher education for over 13 years as a faculty member and has served as a psychologist conducting psychological evaluations and therapy with children and adults. Prior to joining California Southern University, she was the Director of Clinical Training for Albizu University Miami and served as Associate Dean and Program Director at Keiser University Miami Campus..

    Dr. Noya’s leadership experience includes the APAGS Advocacy Coordinating Team Chair. She also served as the Chair for the FPAGS. Dr. Noya has received numerous awards, including the APAGS 20th Anniversary Future Pioneers of Psychology Award, and the APASociety for Clinical Psychology Distinguished Student Service Award. Her research interests center around evidence-based approaches to assessment. Dr. Noya has been supported by funding from the National Institutes of Mental Health.



    Can I transfer my credits?

    We accept most course credits awarded by other appropriately accredited institutions. Professional evaluators will review your credits and determine what may qualify for transfer1.


    When can I start?

    Immediately. At CalSouthern, new courses start every month instead of every quarter or semester. Register by this month’s deadline to start courses next month on the 1st.


    Who will support me?

    While you may study on your own, you will never be alone. You will have access to Learner Support Services with a team of diverse staff, faculty mentors, and school-specific academic teams who are available to assist you throughout your academic journey at CalSouthern.

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    “CalSouthern is helping me achieve my professional/career goals while accommodating my work/family commitments. I am very happy with my studies and grateful for this program’s flexibility!”

    Michelle G., MA in Psychology Program, 2020

    1Transfer credit is evaluated on an individual basis. Not all credits are eligible to transfer. See the University Catalog for transfer credit policies.

    California Southern University is a member of the American InterContinental University System.The System is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Please visit our website (https://www.calsouthern.edu/accreditation-licensure/) for more information about CA Board of Psychology, CCAPP and NAADAC accreditation and licensure requirements.

    CalSouthern cannot guarantee employment, salary, or career advancement. Not all programs are available to residents of all states. CalSouthern does not accept applications from residents of Massachusetts, New York, and certain foreign countries.

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