Affordable Psychology Degrees & Certificates

California Southern University’s School of Behavioral Sciences offers a 100-percent online psychology degree or certificate to meet your educational and career needs, whether you’ve only recently developed an interest in psychology or you’re a seasoned practitioner looking to obtain your doctorate.

  • Learn From Skilled Clinicians

    Receive personal instruction from dedicated educators who are also skilled and experienced practitioners in the subjects they teach.

  • Hone Practical Skills

    Develop expertise or sharpen your skills in today’s leading psychotherapeutic techniques.

  • Gain Emotional Intelligence

    Refine the personal qualities that are invaluable to effective therapeutic practice.

  • Be Inspired

    Gain inspiration and insight from renowned scholars, authors and practitioners via CalSouthern’s guest lectures and presentations.


CalSouthern Benefits

A video introduction

CalSouthern is a different kind of online university. Its academic programs are rigorous and robust, constantly updated to reflect the latest trends and developments in the field. Its proprietary online learning system is sophisticated, yet intuitive and easy to use.

But what most distinguishes CalSouthern is its unique, student-centered culture, its “personal touch” and its total commitment to delivering a superior learning experience. It’s the CalSouthern Difference. It’s what the university community prides itself on, and it’s what distinguishes CalSouthern from your other educational options.

Learn more in this short video featuring a CalSouthern graduate.

CalSouthern Commencement Ceremony

CalSouthern by the Numbers




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 Would Refer a Friend

37 Yrs.

 Educating Working Professionals

CalSouthern’s School of Behavioral Sciences

As a supplement to your coursework, you will benefit from a helpful ALA-certified research librarian and a state-of-the-art online library, dedicated academic advisors, a clinical program director and the acclaimed Taylor Study Method which supplements and reinforces your learning. You can also participate in CalSouthern’s Master Lecture Series—live at the university’s California campus or via streaming webcast—to learn from and interact with some of psychology’s most renowned scholars, authors and practitioners.

  • CalSouthern Academic Advisors

    CalSouthern academic advisors Dr. Bajaj and Dr. Western.

  • Dr. Jeffrey Zeig

    Dr. Jeffrey Zeig lecturing at CalSouthern.


The Doctor of Psychology degree meets the educational requirements of the California Board of Psychology for licensure as a clinical psychologist.

The Master of Arts in Psychology degree meets the educational requirements of the California Board of Behavioral Sciences for licensure as a marriage and family therapist (LMFT) as well as for licensure as a professional clinical counselor (LPCC).

The Pre-Baccalaureate Certificate in Addiction Studies meets the educational requirements for certification with the National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors and certification with the California Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors.