About Alliant International University
Alliant International University focuses on preparing students for professional careers in the applied social sciences. Our faculty, students and alumni are committed to making an impact on society and to results that make a difference in the lives of individuals, couples, families, schools, organizations, companies, and nations..
Our institution applies scholarship to solve social problems and has always had an abiding concern for diversity and internationalism.
Formed in July 2001 by the combination of the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) and United States International University (USIU), Alliant is an independent, not-for-profit institution of higher education with a history distinguished by innovation.
Alliant graduate student. Photo by Su Evers
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Alliant offers students a choice of six California campuses: Fresno, Irvine, Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego, and San Francisco.
Alliant also includes a Mexico City Campus. Alliant Mexico is distinguished by being the only university in Mexico authorized by law to offer all of its programs in English. Alliant Mexico is also the only university in Mexico all of whose programs are accredited by an American accrediting agency. Alliant also runs pioneering programs for psychologists in Tokyo, Japan and attracts professionals from across the US to its on-line program in psychopharmacology.
The Alliant Family of Schools
The Alliant family is composed of three schools that span its multiple campuses:
* the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP)
* the Shirley M. Hufstedler School of Education, (HSOE) and
* the Marshall Goldsmith School of Management (MGSM)
* the California School of Forensic Studies (CSFS)
Alliant Undergraduate Education
The Center for Undergraduate Education, (CUE) runs a degree-completion program on Alliant's San Diego Scripps Ranch campus for students in the last two years of their bachelor's degrees. The program has been designed as a fast track to either professional careers or an advanced professional degree, offered in collaboration with Alliant's graduate schools. Alliant's Mexico Campus offers four-year undergraduate bachelor's degrees.
Our Educational Alliance
Cooperative Undergraduate Programs: Alliant's Center for Undergraduate Education also runs cooperative degrees and programs with Ohlone College in the San Francisco Bay Area, with Southwestern Community College and the Sweetwater Union High School District near San Diego.
To ensure that students are ready to enroll after the first two undergrad years, Alliant has has developed “articulation” agreements with 30 community colleges. The agreements make sure that the courses at Alliant and the community colleges match up and that students don’t loose credit with courses that don’t count toward CUE enrollment. Alliant has agreements with Mesa College, Grossmont Cuyamaca Community College District and Imperial Valley College in the San Diego area.
Graduate Management Programs: Presidio School of Management in San Francisco, which offers programs in sustainable management, is part of Alliant and shares our accreditation.