Alliant International University

10455 Pomerado Road, San Diego, CA 92131-1799

School Details

In 2001, two respected institutions merged to establish Alliant International University. The California School of Professional Psychology, founded in 1969, had long educated practicing psychologists. CSPP joined with the United States International University, an institution focused on international education to create the Alliant International University. Yet, the mergers did not stop there. in 2012, the San Francisco Law School, noted for its evening classes and one of the first to admit women, joined Alliant’s family of educational institutions.

Today the private, not-for-profit , Alliant International University maintains five schools:

  • Alliant School of Management
  • California School of Professional Psychology
  • California School of Forensic Studies
  • San Francisco Law School
  • Shirley M. Hufstedler School of Education
Along with the five schools, Alliant has campuses in six California cities, including Fresno, Irvine, Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego, and San Francisco, and three international campuses in Mexico City, Tokyo, and Hong Kong. 

Approximately 4,000 students attend Alliant from 39 states and over 75 different countries, and the student-to-faculty ratio is 14:1. With an extensive reach across the globe, Alliant International integrates multiculturalism and diversity throughout educational programs, including the I-MERIT (International and Multicultural Education, Research, Intervention, and Training) and Latino Achievement Initiatives.

Alliant International University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Programs at the Mexico City campus also retain accreditation with Alliant’s Western Association of Schools and Colleges. In addition, degree-specific programs retain individual accreditation:

  • The Clinical Psychology PhD and PsyD programs, at Fresno, Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco are accredited by the American Psychological Association.
  • The Couple and Family Therapy Master’s and Doctorate programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Marriage and Family Therapy Education of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.
  • The Teaching credentialing programs are approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
  • The San Francisco Law School is accredited by the Committee of Bar Examiners of the California State Bar.
Alliant International University awards Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctorate degrees. Students can choose from a wide variety of graduate programs, along with post-graduate certificates, in the fields of psychology, education, business and management, law, and forensic studies. In addition, students can earn Bachelor’s degrees at the San Diego and Mexico City campuses. Undergraduate majors include degrees in business, child development, criminal justice, international relations, and psychology. Students can enroll in day, evening, or online sessions. Furthermore, a virtual online campus gives added flexibility for professionals desiring to enhance careers. Programs include:
  • Cross Cultural Language & Academic Development Certificate
  • Infant-Preschooler Mental Health Certificate
  • Rockway Certificate Program in LGBT
  • Master of Arts in Education
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Graduate Certificate.
Likewise, students can participate in a large number of online web briefings and web lectures through the Continuing Education division. Sessions include topics on addictions, spirituality, law and ethics, and more.

Tuition and admissions requirements are determined by degree and program at Alliant International University. Tuition for undergraduate students is $8,340 per semester at all schools.  Undergraduate students will need to submit an application and fee, along with official transcripts. Graduate programs are degree-specific and students should check with desired program of studies for detailed information about both tuition and admissions requirements. International students will need to provide added documents, including English language proficiency, evidence of financial support, and proof of immigration status.

Alliant International University recognizes a number of financial aid programs. Undergraduate students may qualify for the Federal Pell Grant, the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Federal Work-Study, and the Federal Direct Student Loan Program. Students may also apply for the Direct Success Scholarship, a merit-based program. Additionally, graduate students may access the Federal Direct Loan Program in order to finance educational goals, along with grants and private scholarships. Alliant has been designated a Military Friendly School and supports the Yellow Ribbon Program. Military personnel may also qualify for institutional scholarships, including the Military and Veterans Program Scholarship. Each campus location maintains Student Affairs Representatives to guide students through the educational processes.




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    Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
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    Doctorate degree
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