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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 Caddel, PsyD


    The PsyD online degree program is for individuals who are interested in advancing their knowledge of clinical issues in psychology and developing the practical application of this knowledge for the professional practice of psychology and counselling. The Doctor of Psychology exposes learners to theoretical and practical methodologies within the field.

    Our innovative and online doctorate program provides comprehensive courses as well as a variety of elective courses and opportunities for supervised clinical experience to emphasize the service orientation of a professional clinical degree. The program provides learners with the knowledge and skills necessary for growth in their professional career as a Doctor of Psychology or Doctor of Counseling.

    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

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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.

    "CalSouthern provides the opportunity to connect the coursework/theory to real world application. The classes are easy to fit around a working adult's schedule and the mentors are quick to respond and help you throughout the process."

    Sara Barry, PsyD



    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 department dean and even our librarian and IT experts to ensure you fully utilize your resources.

    California Southern University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges 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. www.wscuc.org

    Please visit our website for more information about CA Board of Psychology, CCAPP and NAADAC accreditation and licensure requirements.

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