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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2018

This school is very unprofessional. They keep pushing you to apply to the school and once you do no one is contact with you. My "advisor" never answered back my emails. I submitted all the proper work I had to do, and all they would speak to me about is the monthly payments I had to make before I even got accepted into the school. I call one day to check up on the status of my application and they tell me that they aren't accepting anyone from New York. It would've been professional to get an email or something after I paid the fee and submitted all the proper paperwork. I wouldn't recommend this school at all!

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Degree: Sports Psychology
Graduation Year: 2018

Overall I would rate my experience with this school as okay. I did the online degree option and they were always swift in replying throughout the two years that I "attended". However, when it got closer to the end of my degree, that is when they started to delay in their timely response to any concerns that I would have. I needed my transcripts sent via e-mail and had a deadline I had to meet. No matter how many times I would e-mail them they would never get back to me, so I ended up missing the deadline. Also, I finished my degree this past March and have yet to receive my diploma (it is now going on mid August). I really wanted to continue to attend this school for my doctorate, but it seems they will cast you to the side once you have payed everything and are done with your degree. I was very disappointed.

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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2018

Actually, I did not get a degree/certificate, I just took doctoral-level psychology courses to supplement my Ed.D. degree from Walden University. I really liked the "laid-back, yet professional" atmosphere of the classes and the instructors. The coursework was demanding but not overbearing and I learned a lot. The tuition is very cheap and classes start monthly. Each class is completed in 8 weeks. I really considered getting a second doctorate (Psy.D.) at the CalSouthern, but the program is set up for people who want to be licensed and go into practice. I just wanted a general Psy.D. that was non-licensure and allowed me the freedom to take more electives. Nonetheless, I recommend the university highly.

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Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2020

I'm an active student at California Southern University. The DBA is very challenging. I have found the staff and mentors(professors)to be very helpful. I'd recommend the school and the DBA program to anyone who is seeking to broaden their business education at a highly challenging intellectual level. I enjoy the flexibility of the online experience and plan to beat the schools record for getting a DBA in slightly less than 2.5 years. I recommend the school. 

5 out of 5
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Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2020

I'm an active student at California Southern University. The DBA is very challenging. I have found the staff and mentors(professors)to be very helpful. I'd recommend the school and the DBA program to anyone who is seeking to broaden their business education at a highly challenging intellectual level. I enjoy the flexibility of the online experience and plan to beat the schools record for getting a DBA in slightly less than 2.5 years. I recommend the school. 

5 out of 5
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2020

I am really enjoying my classes at California Southern University. It's master's degree program is challenging, but I am learning a lot. The staff at CSU cares abut your learning, and they touch base with you. I would recommend this program for people who prefer not to commute to classes and are self motivated. I feel like I am getting a "good" education.

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Degree: Clinical Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017

California Southern University is a great University. My doctorate this year was the "capstone" to my career. Having been working in mental health for the past almost 30-years the University offered me an alternative way to learn and improve myself. The professors, who are called mentors were all great and highly qualified as they have experience in both the "real world" and the University which makes them more holistic individuals. Initially I started thinking it would be too much work to earn the PsyD, but focused on one class at a time with the intention of learning something new which made me a better clinician for the folks that I worked with. Ideally the clinician applies what they learn with their interactions with clients. So, yes for me the Degree was worth the hard work, believing that anything worth achieving requires an amount of effort helps.

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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016

Studying at CalSouthern was an absolutely amazing experience. The courses were relevant to my field, delivered to the utmost standard with the professors always being available and reviewing projects, papers and ultimately my thesis to a very high standard. Going back to University was quite tough, it took me about 20 hours per week to go through the reading material, research on their very up todate library and submit papers. I can only recommend CalSouthern!

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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2019

I have a masters in Clinical Counseling from an APA accredited school, and am currently working as a mental health counselor. I have attended both state and private schools and the curriculum and level of mastery expected by California Southern is by far the most challenging. I had reservations at first in obtaining my PsyD from an online school, however California Southern has exceeded my expectations. They have a plethora of online resources and data bases. I am currently enrolled in my third class and plan on continuing. That being said, this program is a fit for a person who is a self starter and is able to work independently.

5 out of 5
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016

If you are able to withstand the rigors of a focused program with specific criteria that needs to be met this will be a good program to consider. With regional accreditation this program does meet the requirements in a number of states to sit for licensure as a psychologist. It is critical to determine if your state will accept this program as some do not. The doctoral project process is rigorous without the sacrifice of years of schooling focused on one topic as with PhD programs. I became a better clinician, met a primary life goal and have now had career opportunities that I would never otherwise had because of my education at CSU. If you need a lot of consistent feedback, socialization and assistance to stay on task this may not be the program for you. If you are a busy clinician who wants a flexible academic schedule that a full time doctoral program would not be suitable for CSU may just be exactly what you are looking for. The reasonable tuition rates don't exactly hurt either. Great experience all the way around.

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