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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’s PsyD: General (PsyD-G) online degree program is designed for individuals who wish to expand 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.. The program focuses on learners that are interested in developing their knowledge and skills for growth in other professional career paths, but who are not interested in pursuing licensure.. Convenient monthly class-starts and no entrance exam requirement make it easier for busy adult learners to start working toward their educational goals today.

    Quick Facts

    • Credits Required: 42
    • Cost Per Credit: $645
    • Program Length: 2-3 Years 1
    • Max Transfer Credits: 6 2
    • 1 Many factors can impact your time to completion such as course loads, course extensions or repetitions, transfer or proficiency credits, and approved leaves of absence. The program length provided does not include these adjustments. Program completion time also depends on an individual learner’s time needed to complete all required doctoral project requirements which varies by learner.
    • 2 Transfer credit is evaluated on an individual basis. Not all credits are eligible for transfer. See the University Catalog for transfer credit policies.

    Degree Requirements

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

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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

    Davetta Henderson, PsyD, EdD, LMHC

    Davetta Henderson, PsyD, EdD, LMHC brings extensive demonstrated instructional, academic leadership, management and student service experience gained at Harrison College, ITT Technical Institute, Ivy Tech Community College, and Martin University. Her previous positions include Associate Dean, Associate Vice President, and Managing Director. Additionally, Dr. Henderson possesses experience in Clinical and Mental Health Services, previously serving as the Assistant Deputy Director for Mental Health Promotion, Addiction, and Prevention and as Clinical Director, both for the State of Indiana.



    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.

    Michelle G

    “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 jurisdictions. CalSouthern does not accept applications from residents of Massachusetts, New York, and certain foreign countries.