The Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) program is for individuals who are interested in advancing their knowledge of clinical issues in psychology and developing the practical application of this knowledge with an application toward cognitive psychology, human services, mental health therapy, and substance abuse counseling. The Doctor of Psychology is a professional doctorate providing comprehensive foundational courses as well as a variety of elective courses to emphasize the service orientation of a professional clinical degree. Tuition for the PsyD is $395 per credit and $26,070 for the entire degree program.
The Doctor of Psychology is CalSouthern’s most popular degree program—and for good reason: its curriculum is of the highest quality, continuously enhanced and updated to reflect current trends and developments in the field. In addition, the CalSouthern PsyD satisfies the educational requirements for licensure as a clinical psychologist in the state of California.
> Academic Excellence
The PsyD curriculum is robust, clinically focused and extremely rigorous. CalSouthern has integrated the acclaimed and time-proven Taylor Study Method into the curriculum, which enhances students’ recall and effective application of the coursework, as well as prepares them for the EPPP examination from the day they begin their first course.
> One-On-One Faculty Mentoring
Our faculty is comprised of gifted educators who are experienced, highly regarded professionals in their areas of specialty. They will work with you one-on-one to help you apply the concepts you learn to meet real-world challenges in your practice area of interest.
> Flexibility and Convenience
Your coursework is 100-percent online so that you can study on your own time and schedule without compromising your professional and personal lives. With monthly course starts and no entrance exams, you can get started right away.
> Affordable, Locked-In Tuition
Tuition is reasonably priced and will never increase as long as you remain enrolled as a student. Affordable tuition, combined with the outstanding curriculum, makes the CalSouthern PsyD a rare value in higher education. Pick the interest-free payment option that works best for you.
> CalSouthern’s Master Lecture Series
Each month, internationally acclaimed scholars, authors and practitioners come to CalSouthern to deliver informative, compelling and oftentimes inspirational lectures. You are invited to participate live—in person or via webinar—to interact with and ask questions of these thought leaders. You can also watch archived lectures on-demand.
California Southern University is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council. The Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency. The Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council is a recognized member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
International Student Requirements:
Admission to the Doctor of Psychology program requires a Master's degree or its equivalent in the field of study or related field from an appropriately accredited institution.