Alliant International University Profile

Alliant International University is a private not-for-profit institution of higher education located in California, offering degree programs in the following fields: Business, Clinical Psychology, Communication, Consulting Psychology, Psychopharmacology, Forensic Psychology, Educational Leadership, Educational Administration, Educational/School Psychology, Industrial Organizational Psychology, International Business, Liberal Studies, Marital & Family Therapy, Organizational Behavior, Organizational Development, International Relations, Teaching & Credentials, and TESOL. It was formed by the combination of two institutions: the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) and United States International University (USIU).

It has three international locations (Mexico City, Tokyo and Hong Kong) and six California campuses: Fresno, Irvine, Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego, and San Francisco.

Alliant is made up of four schools:
- California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP)
- California School of Forensic Studies (CSFS)
- Marshall Goldsmith School of Management (MGSM)
- Shirley M. Hufstedler School of Education, (HSOE)

The university is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). The education programs are accredited by the State of California Board of Education. The Marriage and Family Therapy Masters and Doctoral Programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. Psychology programs are also covered by special accreditation.

Ranking Profile:

- 3rd in the Best Business Schools Rankings - Finance (Princeton Review 2008).

- No. 1 in the percentage of international students among national doctoral universities (US News & World Report 2007).

- Ranked as one of the “Best National Universities” and placed 4th for having the "Highest Proportion of Classes Under 20" (86%) in the “America’s Best Colleges 2007” ranking released by US News and World Report.

- No. 10 in overall campus diversity (USNWR 2007).

- Rated 6th nationwide for awarding doctorates to minority women and 14th for doctorates to minorities (all disciplines combined) in 2006 (Diverse Magazine).

- Recognized by Hispanic Outlook Magazine as one of the top 10 institutions awarding doctorate degrees to Hispanic students.

- 1st for percentage of international students in US News and World Report's 2005 rankings.
Steven said...

I am currently a Senior in the International Relations program at Alliant International University. My experience has been one that includes small class size and extremely competent Professors. Many of whom are well respected in their field... Even John Stoessinger!! In every class there are people from at least 3-5 different countries, which gives all involved a multicultural perspective. I would highly recommend Alliant to prospective students.