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California Southern University Reviews of Master's in Psychology

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Locations:   Irvine (CA) 

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60% of students said this degree improved their career prospects
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Student Reviews - Master's in Psychology

Student Reviews - Master's in Psychology

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Reviewed: 9/20/2023

Degree: Psychology

I wish I could write a great review for this school, but it has truly been a nightmare. Especially this last year. Some of the mentors are great, but the bad one's are just ridiculously petty and get frustrated when asked for timely grading. I even had one back-shelf my work and purposely take longer when I asked politely for my final grade. Most mentors are here for an easy second paycheck and do not care at all. Accounting is next impossible to get through to and you cannot get your degree awarded... Read More


Reviewed: 7/30/2023

Degree: Psychology

This is a great school for individuals with a full schedule. The professors responded quickly when I needed assistance and clarification. I appreciate how the professors graded my assignments with actual feedback. Not only were the feedbacks constructive, they also expound on the subject matter. They even corrected my grammar and ensured that I fully understood APA. I've enrolled in other programs, and the feedbacks seemed very generic. I highly recommend this school.

Irene Portillo

Reviewed: 1/29/2023

Degree: Psychology

Horrible experience during the Practicum section of the psychology program. The clinical director came up with due dates at the last minute, putting at risk our registration for the next class. An extension was required 2/3 times because of several last minute changes that were never written or verbalized during the course. The IT department is intermittent with solving issues. The staff is non-responsive to student issues. No luck getting any concerns resolved! Don’t waste your time with this school.... Read More


Reviewed: 4/19/2022

Degree: Psychology

I chose California Southern University because tuition is affordable, and I get to work at my own pace. You will be just fine if you can self-motivate and are responsible for keeping track of time and pacing yourself. I don't recommend this school if you have terrible time management. Don't think you can pass without doing the work either. I feel the courses are vigorous and you will learn a lot. I love that I do not have to work with other learners in completing assignments. I have had to do that... Read More


Reviewed: 10/31/2020

Degree: Psychology

I can't recommend this school. Please don't choose to go here just because the tuition is cheaper than elsewhere. You truly get exactly what you pay for. My experience is that this school's #1 priority is taking your money. Period. End of story. Some of their policies are punitive and greedy. Once they have you locked in to the program, they don't really care much about accommodating any problems or issues that may arise for you. They also switched my academic advisor part way through the program.... Read More

J. Yang

Reviewed: 1/8/2020

Degree: Psychology

I love Calsouthern! Their online platform is perfect for me because it allows me to work and learn at my own pace. It is also a lot more affordable on my budget than competitive programs I looked into before enrolling. I am half way completed with my program and so far everyone I have been in contact with (Mentors, Advisors and the Librarian) have been extremely helpful and friendly. If you are looking for a program that allows you to get a degree on your own time and offer support, I recommend this... Read More

Edward Kennsington

Reviewed: 7/17/2019

Degree: Psychology

Horrible school. Extremely unorganized. Ran by almost all women. If youre a man, good luck. LaSharnda Beckwith is in charge of student affairs and lacks the ability to help students succeed. The school has a very large turnover with faculty. The school lacks credibility and highly urge people to run!


Reviewed: 3/11/2018

Degree: Psychology

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.

Prisca Toland

Reviewed: 9/15/2017

Degree: Psychology

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!


Reviewed: 3/28/2017

Degree: Psychology

I have only taken a few courses so far. My academic advisor isnt very responsive and you get the sense that she feels put upon in each interaction. In fact, it should have been a red flag to me when she called me twice within about an hour when I enrolled to welcome me with the identical spiel; she had no idea she already just talked to me and was fake knowledgeable about me personally. I didnt say anything. I just listened both times and laughingly mentioned to my friend that I could tell the experience... Read More

CurrentStudent 2017

Reviewed: 2/27/2017

Degree: Psychology

If you are a self starter who learns well on their own and can commit to a fast paced program, then this is the school for you. Classes run about 8 weeks long (1/2 the time of the traditional 16 week semester format) and unless you have minimal other responsibilities I wouldn't recommend taking more than 1 class at a time. You're assigned 2 or 3 chapters per week to read. Forum discussions are weekly and mandatory as they account for a % of your final grade. You will have 4 or more papers assigned... Read More


Reviewed: 10/13/2016

Degree: Psychology

Great school! I love the flexibility of the program and the materials I'm studying. Although it's online, the time I need to spend in working on my assignments and studying are much more than during my undergrad. I believe that good education does not have to be expensive and done in traditional brick-mortar university. :)


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