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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

    Enroll between Nov 1-30, 2020 and we will waive the fees for your second course in any certificate or degree program. Offer applies to new learners who are active duty military, veterans, military spouses, and their dependent children.*

    CalSouthern has been helping active military and veterans 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 psychology, business, education, and criminal justice with world-renowned faculty, monthly course-starts, and a personal touch highlighted by one-on-one guidance.

    At CalSouthern, we assist 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 constraints. Discover what thousands of learners and alumni already know: CalSouthern has the people and proprietary online programs to make your personal and professional dreams come true.

    *Offer applies to active duty military, veterans, military spouses, and their dependent children who enroll in a certificate or degree program between Nov 1-30, 2020. Valid for new learners only who have not previously enrolled at CalSouthern. Required documentation and restrictions may apply for this offer.

    Areas of Study

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

    Degree Programs

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

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

    Why Choose CalSouthern?


    Customized to you

    Our 100% online programs, monthly course-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 costs won’t increase as long as you remain enrolled in a degree or certificate program.



    We are regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission. This is your guarantee of the stability and integrity of the University and the rigor and quality of our programs.


    "The faculty mentors were very knowledgeable, and available when you needed assistance. My learner support specialist was very helpful and ensured that I stayed on track throughout the entire process. Attending CalSouthern was a great experience!"

    Geneva Nathani, DBA



    Can I transfer my credits?

    Absolutely. We accept most course credits and degrees awarded by other appropriately accredited institutions. It’s part of our goal to reduce the time and expense of earning a degree.


    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 alone, you will never be alone. You will be assigned a learner support specialist who will assist you throughout your academic journey at CalSouthern. Additionally, you will have access to faculty mentors, a dean/department chair and even our librarian and IT experts to ensure you fully utilize your resources.

    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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