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Alliant International University

Alliant International University

Alliant International University


Why Choose Alliant

Whether you’re studying for a master’s degree or would like to enroll in one of our undergrad programs, Alliant International University will set you up for success. From a foundation of inclusiveness, we help you understand the uniquely diverse needs facing the communities in which you’ll work. When studying at one of our undergrad, graduate, or doctorate programs at our private California university, you'll take with you the skills and confidence needed to make an impact on those communities — and the world beyond.

Hands-On Experience

80% of our programs offer hands-on training through a combination of internships, practica, consulting, and community service projects that ensure you get the professional practice you need to excel in your field.


Alliant is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), with program-level accreditation by The American Psychological Association (APA), California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) & others.

Industry Immersion

Our staff and faculty work with students to harness every opportunity to present at industry conferences, publish their work, and build partnerships with industry organizations while earning their degrees.

Global Network of Impact

Alliant has nearly 50,000 alumni. From the U.S. Congress to NASA, the United Nations, non-profit organizations, and more, our alumni are transforming the world—one industry, one community, one family, and one individual at a time.

Our Mission

Alliant International University prepares students for professional careers of service and leadership and promotes the discovery and application of knowledge to improve the lives of people in diverse cultures and communities around the world.

Our Vision

An inclusive world empowered by Alliant alumni.

Alliant Pillars

Alliant is committed to excellence in four areas:

  1. Education for Professional Practice
    Alliant’s educational programs are designed to give students the knowledge, skills, and ethical values they need to serve and lead effectively in a variety of professional settings. Alliant graduates are expected to achieve mastery of a body of knowledge and be able to apply that knowledge in professional practice in order to achieve desired, and beneficial outcomes.
  2. Scholarship
    Scholarship in the Alliant context includes the discovery of new knowledge; the discovery of new applications of knowledge to solve practical problems; the integration of knowledge in new ways; and innovation in teaching knowledge and professional competencies.
  3. Multicultural and International Competence
    Alliant is an inclusive institution committed to serving diverse populations around the world by preparing professionals to work effectively across cultural and national boundaries, by increasing the number of professionals working in underserved areas, and by understanding and responding to the needs of diverse communities.
  4. Community Engagement
  5. Alliant’s faculty, students, alumni, and staff are dedicated to making a positive difference in the world through professional education and practice. We measure the success of our university in part by the impact we have—both directly and indirectly—on the welfare of individuals, families, organizations, and communities.

The Alliant Difference

Theory & Practice

Our model of theory paired with practice helps Alliant students become innovative agents of change. Each of our programs is designed to help develop professionals to do meaningful work that makes a lasting impact. Our approach to education combines theory and practice; scholarship and application. We provide a professional school environment in which students learn from a faculty of seasoned working professionals and receive practical training while still in school through a combination of internships, practica, consulting, and community service projects.

Purpose & Impact

At Alliant, success is measured not only in terms of the number of degrees awarded and the number of academic papers published but also by the impact students and graduates make in their communities. Alliant students contribute more than 1.2 million hours of community service each year as part of their professional education. Field placements, practica, and internships are often aimed at benefiting underserved communities, and students frequently engage in projects that address the real-time needs and issues in their surrounding communities.

Diversity & Alliance

Alliant has been a top producer of graduate degrees for minorities for the last six years and has been named one of the nation’s most military-friendly schools. Our students come from all walks of life, from the first in the family to pursue higher education to military veterans completing or re-starting their education to working professionals and graduates of community colleges as well as the Ivy League. We believe a diversity of views leads to a better environment for solving communal problems and inspires bigger thinking.

Campus Features

Alliant International University’s California campuses are located in some of the nation’s most desirable locations. From San Diego, known as ‘America’s Finest City,’ to the Bay Area, coined as ‘The Pearl of the West,’ to Sacramento, California’s Capital-- our California campus locations will leave nothing to be desired, while our online programs provide you with the ease and comfort of your own home, no matter which city you may find yourself in.


The Idyllic Heart of the Valley

Our Fresno campus is located in the epicenter of the San Joaquin Valley. This mid-sized city of 500,000 residents lies in the center of California, which makes it an attractive location for nature lovers. Our college in Fresno is uniquely situated and within easy traveling distance of a variety of national parks and major recreation areas, including Yosemite National Park, Sierra National Forest, Kings Canyon National Park, and Sequoia National Park. The city itself is also a medical and correctional hub, which provides plenty of career and experience opportunities for students who attend a university in Fresno.

Fresno boasts some of the most affordable housing options in the state with a comparatively low cost of living. Naturally, that’s an important factor for many young professionals choosing to settle down in the area.

Each year, approximately 400 psychology students are enrolled in our programs. Our Fresno campus offers a variety of graduate programs in psychology, including clinical counseling, clinical psychology, organizational behavior, organizational development, organizational psychology, and more. The campus is home to multiple classrooms, including a computer lab, videoconferencing center, a teaching computer classroom, and a variety of amenities and resources that our students need to succeed.

Los Angeles

Entertainment Capital of the World

From Hollywood to Santa Monica, Los Angeles is one of the most unique and diverse cities in the U.S. Its pop-culture appeal, incredible weather, and bustling nightlife scene are but a few of the reasons why more than 600 students enroll in our psychology PhD programs in Los Angeles. With thousands of major businesses and medical centers in the area, there are a seemingly endless number of internships, networking events, and job opportunities for our students and graduates that attend our Los Angeles college location.

Alliant International University is located just a few miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles in Alhambra.

Our psychology university in Los Angeles is home to more than 23 classrooms, an integrated computer classroom, a computer lab, a video conferencing room, study spaces, student lounges, and a variety of amenities that improve the well-being of our students. If you are looking for PsyD programs in Los Angeles, our university is an excellent choice.


Orange County’s Community Cornerstone

Irvine, California lies in the heart of beautiful Orange County. This scenic community boasts incredible weather, food, and nightlife, and provides students with access to its extensive beaches, parks, and mountains. Irvine locals enjoy a warm Mediterranean climate with easy access to 42 miles of year-round beaches and harbors. Extensive acreage devoted to parks for hiking, cycling, kayaking, and other outdoor recreation all contribute to the allure of Orange County. This recreational mecca is ideally located between San Diego and Los Angeles and is only a 20 min drive away from Disneyland.

Approximately 250 students enroll annually at our college in Irvine, CA. The campus itself hosts several classrooms and conference rooms, a student lounge, a video conference room, an information resource center, and a computer lab.


California’s Capital City

Alliant International University in Sacramento is nestled between the Sacramento and American rivers. As California’s state capital and fastest-growing major city, Sacramento, is notable for being a major political, financial, and medical hub in Northern California. This ensures that Alliant International University college students have a wide range of career, internship, networking, and volunteer opportunities available to them while attending our Sacramento university to help set them up for a successful career.

Sacramento has entered a 21st-century renaissance—the metropolitan area itself has become a cultural hot spot with a vibrant art scene. It’s filled with incredible farm-to-fork restaurants, gastropubs, microbreweries, performance arts centers, music halls, museums, historic sites, and idyllic parks. Whether you want to explore Sacramento city or go camping for the weekend, Alliant is a two-hour drive from San Francisco, Tahoe, and Yosemite.

The Alliant International University campus’ California School of Professional Psychology hosts approximately 200 enrolled post-graduate psychology students per year. It’s home to multiple classrooms, a beautiful and extensive library, and a state-of-the-art research facility. Ideally situated, the campus itself is just off the I-5 and is accessible from all major thoroughfares in the city proper. If you are looking to live in a beautiful city while achieving your higher education, choose a psychology degree in Sacramento with Alliant International University.

San Diego

America’s Finest City

From the bluffs of Del Mar to the beaches of Coronado, San Diego is often referred to as America’s finest city for good reason. Its San Diego naval base, scenic coastlines, unbeatable weather, and unique dining experiences are just a few of the factors that drive a significant majority of the approximate 1200 graduate students and 150 undergraduate students to begin their careers and call San Diego home upon graduating. As a noted biotechnological, medical, and military hub, Alliant International University San Diego college students have a plethora of internship and career opportunities to choose from.

Nestled between the beaches and mountains, Alliant’s San Diego college rests upon the tree-lined hillside of Scripps Ranch. Conveniently situated just off the I-15, students can take a short drive to explore either the beach, downtown, or the mountains.

The expansive San Diego campus hosts several classroom buildings, with typically small class sizes, MacDonald Hall, the University Student Center, and the newly renovated Walter library. It also boasts campus-wide Wi-Fi, two computer labs, video conference facilities, conference rooms, and scenic study areas. Such amenities ensure that our students have all the tools they need to succeed academically. If you are looking for a San Diego law school, business school, psychology school, or education degree you can find all the classes and coursework you need at our San Diego campus. There’s no better place to continue higher education in the country.

San Francisco

The Pearl of the West

San Francisco is a great city with many tourist attractions, including the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, and the Fisherman's Wharf, to name a few. Our expansive, new college in San Francisco, California lies in the heart of idyllic Emeryville, which is nestled between the recently revived cities of Oakland and Berkley. The city itself and the surrounding areas are home to a wide array of law firms and healthcare and biotech companies, which ensures that our psychology and legal students have plenty of internship and career options upon graduation. If you’re looking for a psychology school in San Francisco, Alliant International University is an excellent choice.

Alliant International University’s San Francisco Bay Area’s campus is ideally located and can be easily accessed from the I-580, the 13 and the 123. It’s just a short walk away from the MacArthur BART station, which can take you directly into the city, to the airport, or wherever you want to go!

The campus boasts a wide array of amenities for its legal and psychology students, including a secure parking garage, bicycle storage, and on-site electric vehicle charging stations. Our undergraduates and post-graduate students enjoy campus-wide Wi-Fi, modern classrooms and lecture halls, and some of the best professors in the country. Once class is complete, you’re within easy walking distance of a wide variety of dining and entertainment venues. If you are looking to earn a law or psychology degree in San Francisco Bay Area, Alliant International University offers a number of different degree programs, scholarship, and financial aid options, as well as a whole team of experienced faculty to help guide you throughout your higher education.

Online Programs

Quality Programs and Degrees, Delivered Online

If you’re looking for a convenient way to earn a degree while working, raising a family, or studying remotely, Alliant International University has you covered with online education programs designed just for you.

As an accredited, professional practice university, Alliant students can earn certificates, credentials, bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, and doctoral degrees in areas such as psychology, teaching and education administration, business and leadership, and forensic behavioral studies with Alliant’s online programs.

You’ll find convenient online classes with additional opportunities for real-world, hands-on experience through internships, practica, or community service projects to help you reach your educational goals.

Alliant is regionally accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), so you can be confident that our online programs meet stringent criteria for quality and academic outcomes. Each of our five colleges offer experienced faculty and rigorous course work so you gain the knowledge and skills you need for your professional career.


    Each year, Alliant attracts students from all walks of life: critical thinkers, curious explorers, experienced doers; and they come together to form a diverse, socially engaged community of change agents. We invite you to join us and help people live, learn, and make a lasting impact in communities around the globe, all while getting your education and moving your career, and your life, forward.

    When you apply to a program at Alliant, you will be guided and supported by our Admissions Counselors. Applications are reviewed and accepted year-round, so depending on your program and location of choice, you can begin taking classes and advancing your career as soon as a month from now. Learn more about the application requirements and Alliant’s inclusive approach to welcoming students from all backgrounds and experience levels.

    Talk to an Admissions Counselor

    Our admissions team is dedicated to providing comprehensive information about our programs, campuses, current students, faculty, and support services. We are here to answer your questions and provide the tools you need to make an informed decision about applying.

    Schedule a personal appointment with one of our admissions counselors who have expertise in your field of study. You will discuss:

    • Your aspirations, academic background, and career objectives
    • What you are looking for in an educational partner
    • How Alliant can help you achieve your goals

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    • Los Angeles

      1000 South Fremont Avenue 5. Alhambra, 91803, Los Angeles

      • Fresno

        5130 E. Clinton Way, 93727, Fresno

        • Irvine

          2855 Michelle Drive #300, 92606, Irvine

          • Sacramento

            2030 W. El Camino Ave., 95833, Sacramento

            • San Diego

              10455 Pomerado Rd., 92131, San Diego

              • Emeryville

                1475 66th St. Suite 104, 94608, Emeryville