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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 institutionally accredited universities to combine 100% online programs with world-renowned faculty, monthly class-starts, and a personal touch highlighted by one-on-one guidance.​

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Why Choose CalSouthern?


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.


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 institutionally 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.


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 postgraduate degree.

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 alone, you will never be alone. You will be assigned an Academic Advisor 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.

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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.

CalSouthern is an outstanding university. The faculty mentors genuinely care about my success, challenge me to engage in critical and creative thinking, and provide timely feedback. The academic advisors are reliable, provide quality information and course outlines are clear.

June Bradshaw

Accreditation & Approvals


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

Please visit the Accreditation & Licensure page to learn more.

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