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    “The affordability and accessibility were huge for me, along with the flexible, self-paced format. 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

    CalSouthern has been helping working adults accelerate their careers for more than 40 years. A pioneer in online learning, we are one of the few regionally accredited universities to combine 100% online programs in the behavioral sciences, business, education and criminal justice with world-renowned faculty, monthly class-starts and a personal touch highlighted by one-on-one guidance.

    At CalSouthern, we come alongside working professionals who want to realize the benefits of a bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree but have been held back by finances, geographic isolation, job, family and other perceived constraints.

    Discover what thousands of students and alumni already know: CalSouthern has the people and proprietary online programs to make your personal and professional dreams come true.

    Areas of Study

    • Behavioral Sciences
    • Business & Management
    • Criminology & Criminal Justice
    • Education

    Degree Programs

    • Bachelor’s
    • Master’s
    • Doctoral
    • Course-by-Course Learning

    new to online learning?

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

    Why Choose CalSouthern?

    Customized to you

    Our 100% online programs, monthly class-starts, self-directed approach and no entrance-exams policy allow you to start and complete your degree program on your schedule.

    Uniquely Affordable

    CalSouthern tuition is reasonably priced with a variety of convenient and flexible payment options. Plus, we guarantee that per-unit course costs won’t increase as long as you remain enrolled in a degree or certificate program.


    CalSouthern is regionally accredited by WSCUC and accrediting bodies including ACBSP, CCNE and others. This is your guarantee of the stability and integrity of the University and the continued rigor and quality of our programs.

    "The flexibility has been wonderful, and the program has been a great challenge. Every course I’ve taken has allowed me to grow as a practitioner and I have been able to apply what I’ve learned in my work."

    Deborah Vinall, PsyD


    Can I transfer my credits?

    Absolutely! We accept most course credits and degrees awarded by other appropriately accredited institutions. Professional evaluators will review your credits and determine what qualifies for transfer.

    When can I start?

    Immediately. At CalSouthern, new classes start every month instead of every quarter or semester. Register by this month’s deadline to start class 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 will assist you throughout your academic journey at CalSouthern.

    California Southern University is accredited by the Western Association of School and College Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) , which is one of six institutional accrediting bodies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Institutional 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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