Catalog 2011-2012 [v2] 
    Sep 19, 2020  
Catalog 2011-2012 [v2] [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Information

What differentiates Alliant International University from other institutions of higher education are characteristics inherited from Alliant’s two legacy institutions:

• Excellent academic programs with an orientation toward preparing students for careers as professional practitioners

• Outstanding faculty experienced in training people for professional practice roles in their respective disciplines

• International and multi-cultural orientation

• Preparing students for a profession, while also teaching them how to use their skills to make a difference in the world

• Stimulating, bright, dedicated students from different cultures and domestically diverse backgrounds.

Alliant International University’s Mission Statement

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. 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

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.

Professionalism, Public Service and Problem-Solving

Alliant International University is a not-for-profit, independent university with six California locations—Fresno, Irvine, Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego, and San Francisco—as well as a location in Mexico City and programs in Japan and China. Our exchange programs allow students to experience first-hand what it is like to study in another country.

Alliant’s 4,200 undergraduate and graduate students are preparing for careers through degree programs in liberal arts, education, business, and the behavioral and social sciences.

Our enduring traditions—internationalism and multiculturalism—combine in a concept of public service. More than ever, Alliant’s faculty is dedicated to addressing scholarship from a practical viewpoint. This practical professionalism is the goal of our academic administration, and this orientation permeates interactions between faculty and students. It underlies all our programs, from the alliances with large corporations, to management consulting activities at the school for management and organizational psychology, to the school of education’s daily efforts to help teachers and children in the classroom. Alliant International University is home to the California School of Professional Psychology, the original APA-accredited professional school that continues to create new avenues for the practice of psychology.

Alliant’s graduate and undergraduate students provide thousands of hours of community service each year in the communities where our campuses are located—much of it to underserved populations. Our faculty members conduct research in fields that are as relevant and urgent as newspaper headlines decrying school violence, hate crimes, and child abuse. We are committed to advancing fields of knowledge through the highest standards of excellence and academic rigor in our teaching and research.

Alliant International University’s Core Values


We hold ourselves to the highest ethical standards of conduct and adhere to the principles of mutual respect, fairness, honesty, and academic freedom. We honor and follow up on the commitments and promises we make. We strive to avoid conflicts of interests and openly disclose and work to promptly resolve those that do occur. We act in ways fully consistent with our core values and are committed to principled leadership at all levels of the institution. We commit to open, candid, and timely communications to ensure all constituencies are kept fully informed.

Intellectual Advancement

As a community of scholar-practitioners, we are dedicated to advancing academic freedom, promoting lifelong learning, and developing critical thinking skills. We encourage the discovery of new knowledge and the integration of knowledge across disciplines and professional domains. We are committed to advancing fields of knowledge through the highest standards of excellence and academic rigor in our teaching and research. We foster a “student-centered” learning environment characterized by expectations for high academic performance/achievement by students, faculty/staff responsiveness to student well being, and application of knowledge to real world settings and problems.


We foster an inclusive environment that acknowledges and embraces the complexity of the human experience by respecting, honoring, and appreciating multi-cultural, international, and inter-disciplinary perspectives, as well as differences rooted in the variety of social identities. We see such differences as key sources of contribution to a richer and more vital learning and working community.

We encourage and value the open and free expression and consideration of ideas and viewpoints to promote learning and understanding of different cultures and the views and ideas of different academic and professional disciplines.

Social Responsibility

We advocate for, and contribute actively to, constructive societal change that contributes to the increased well-being and welfare of the world community and promotes equal access to resources and opportunities for all persons. We foster an institutional environment committed to personal empowerment and fairness in its policies and external relationships and strive to make a positive difference in the world.


We strive to utilize state-of-the-art education to facilitate the discovery and development of knowledge, capabilities, and skills required to discover new solutions for current and emerging human and social problems. We foster the discovery and application of new approaches and methods for facilitating learning and skill acquisition, as well as the creative use of technologies to enable effective instruction, communication, and access to information for all.


We hold ourselves accountable for securing and sustaining the long-term financial stability and strength of the University by ensuring all resources entrusted to us are managed wisely and allocated fairly to advance our mission and achieve our goals. We are respectful and responsive to the larger environment of which we are a part by ensuring our actions contribute to the environment’s betterment and sustainability.

Community and Partnership

We are committed to building a community based upon shared goals, governance, and accountability, as well as active collaboration across all university domains and constituencies to advance the University’s mission. We work together to build a cohesive and integrated university community comprised of students, faculty, administration, staff, and alumni based on mutual trust and genuine concern for the needs and interests of all. Additionally, we are dedicated to working as partners with the communities we serve.


Alliant International University was founded in 2001 through the combination of United States International University (USIU) and Alliant University/California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP).

USIU came into Alliant with a long tradition of internationalism. Founded in 1952 as California Western University, it brought to Alliant a campus in Mexico City. It also attracted a high percentage of students from all over the world—so high that U.S. News and World Report ranked it number one among all U.S. colleges in the percentage of its undergraduates who were from outside the United States. This legacy endures; Alliant was again ranked number one in international students this year by U.S. News and World Report’s 2007 survey and the April 2009 edition of The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education lists Alliant as a number 10 among U.S. institutions in the number of doctorates awarded to Hispanic students.

Alliant also continues to honor a tradition of multiculturalism that goes back to the first days of CSPP, a professional school of psychology with an avowed dedication to fighting discrimination and the “isms” that divide people in the United States, as well as other countries throughout the world.

CSPP was one of the first, and is still the largest, school of professional psychology in the United States. Its founding marked the emergence of clinical psychology as a professional-practiced-oriented discipline, taking its place alongside research psychology as it was taught in California’s major universities. Since CSPP’s founding in 1969, practitioners of clinical psychology, a large number of them CSPP graduates, have driven a growing awareness that behavioral science comprises a vital part of the national health care agenda. CSPP’s expanded offerings apply behavioral science to fields beyond clinical psychology, including organizational studies and education.

CSPP and its sister schools within Alliant are still leaders in applying behavioral science to a range of societal problems, from reducing violence in our schools to guiding the managements of our corporations. This focus on applying knowledge to real-world problems is a defining characteristic of Alliant.

Academic Freedom

Alliant International University adheres to the 1940 Statement of Principles on Academic Freedom set forth by the representatives of the American Association of University Professors and the Association of American Colleges. A copy of this statement, which concerns academic freedom in both teaching and research, may be obtained from the President’s Office.


I-MERIT (International and Multicultural Education, Research, Intervention and Training) was created in 2005 in order to connect and further advance the work of Alliant’s two legacy institutions in the areas of multicultural and international education.

I-MERIT partners with all sectors of Alliant International University in order to create a multiculturally and globally responsive university. I-MERIT works in three core areas:

• Promoting diversity (including in race/ethnicity, gender, socio-economic status, nationality, sexual orientation, religion, ability, and age) – in students, staff/administrators, faculty, and Board members

• Creating a welcoming University and campus climate, where all Alliant members feel included and affirmed

• Infusing all academic programs and curricula with multicultural and international content and relevant pedagogical approaches

Alliant has an impressive number of faculty who are national or global experts in multicultural and/or international issues in psychology, education, business and management, international relations, and related fields. All Alliant academic programs include attention to developing students’ international and multicultural competence, so that students gain the awareness, knowledge, and skills that will prepare them to work effectively with diverse populations, including traditionally underserved and marginalized populations, throughout the world.

Professional Practice Competencies

In order to achieve its vision as a Professional Practice University, Alliant has adopted a set of Professional Practice Competencies (knowledge, skills, and attitudes) that all students should master at levels appropriate to their degree programs. These Competencies must be learned and practiced in the context of Alliant’s Core Values of Integrity, Intellectual Advancement, Diversity, Social Responsibility, Innovation, Stewardship, and Community & Partnership. The Competencies were based on existing core competencies and student learning outcomes in Alliant Schools and programs, and on an evaluation of competencies necessary for professional practice in communities around the world.

The Alliant Professional Practice Competencies are organized as A(lliant) IMPACT:

A = A discipline-specific body of knowledge and research/scholarship

Students master a discipline-specific body of knowledge and gain competency in research/scholarship at levels appropriate to their degree programs.

I = Insight into the context of practice

Students place issues or problems encountered in their professions in their appropriate and relevant contexts.

M = Multicultural/inter-national competence (I-MERIT)

Students have an awareness of, respect for, and curiosity about multicultural and international similarities and differences; knowledge of frameworks for exploring the similarities and differences; and skills in applying the frameworks in interpersonal and professional contexts.

P = Professional literacies

Students achieve language literacy, data literacy, information literacy, and organization/community (systems) literacy at the appropriate educational/ professional level.

A = Application of knowledge and research/scholarship in new ways

Students possess the reflective abilities skills to connect theories and research/ scholarship to immediate issues in professional practice and the skills to apply appropriate models, strategies and interventions in new ways.

C = Conduct, judgment, dispositions and ethics

Students demonstrate ethical conduct in all aspects of personal interactions and professional practice.

T = Team-based and multidisciplinary approaches

Students collaborate with other professionals or teams, integrating information and implementing knowledge across disciplines and domains in order to develop creative, multi-faceted responses to community needs.

Each program at Alliant aligns these overarching University competencies with its program-specific and discipline-specific competencies or student learning outcomes appropriate to the program degree level.


All locations of Alliant International University are accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. The Commission can be contacted at: Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, (510) 748-9001.

The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing approves credential programs offered by Alliant’s Hufstedler School of Education. The Commission can be reached at: or 1900 Capitol Ave., Sacramento, CA 95814, (888) 921-2682.

The PhD and PsyD clinical psychology programs located on the Fresno/Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco campuses are all separately accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association (APA). The PhD programs have been accredited at each campus since the 1980s and the PsyD programs, which were instituted later, all received accreditation in the 1990s and Sacramento in 2002. The PsyD program in clinical psychology that existed at USIU in San Diego was not APA-accredited. Questions regarding the accreditation status of a clinical psychology program attended by an Alliant student or graduate should be directed to the University Registrar. The address of the APA Commission on Accreditation is 750 First St., N.E. Washington, DC 20002, (202) 336-5970,,

The Commission on Accreditation accredits the Couple and Family Therapy programs at San Diego for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). The AAMFT’s address is 1133 15th St., NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20005-2710, (202) 452-0109.

San Francisco Law School has been accredited continuously since 1937 by the Committee of Bar Examiners of the State Bar of California. Graduates of the Law School are eligible to practice law in the State of California upon passage of the California Bar Examination. “Study at, or graduation from, this law school may not qualify a student to take the bar examination or be admitted to practice law in jurisdictions other than California. A student who intends to seek admission to practice law outside of California should contact the admitting authority in that jurisdiction for information regarding its education and admission requirements.” The address of the State Bar of California is 180 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (415) 538-2000.

Governance & Management

Alliant is governed by a Board of Trustees that includes public members, community members, faculty members, and student members, as well as legal counsel and the president, who participate as non-voting members. Trustees represent the fields of professional psychology, education, law, business, and health care. The Board delegates day-to-day management responsibility to the President.

The President is supported by a Steering Committee that includes: Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Senior Vice President for Finance and Strategic Planning, Vice President for Administration and General Counsel, Associate Provost for Administration, Deans, Faculty Senate Chair and Staff Council Chair.

Alliant is comprised of five Schools: the California School of Professional Psychology, the Shirley M. Hufstedler School of Education, the Alliant School of Management (Business Management and International Studies), the California School of Forensic Studies and the San Francisco Law School.

Each academic division is led by a Dean, Associate Provost, or other senior administrator who reports to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.

In addition to the Academic Program Directors, Alliant locations are served by a Director of Campus and Student Services (DCSS), or other administrative leadership. The DCSSs are charged with providing leadership and guidance for the campus community, coordinating campus activities, and overseeing student services and basic campus functions. Also present on many campuses are student services, financial aid, admissions, registrar and business office personnel.

At each location, the core faculty members are organized into a Faculty Assembly responsible for advisement on academic policy development and faculty welfare. There is also a systemwide Faculty Senate with representatives from each of the locations. Faculty is directly involved in all aspects of academic programs including student recruitment, selection, monitoring, evaluation, curriculum development, faculty recruitment, and performance monitoring. Four faculty members sit on Alliant’s Board of Trustees.

Policy recommendations often originate from standing and ad hoc committees of faculty as well as student representatives. The Student Government Association (SGA) represents all students. The Association is a self-governing body involved in developing an effective student role in institutional life, student welfare, and the quality of education. There is also a systemwide student government, and four student representatives sit on the Board of Trustees.

Board of Trustees

Elizabeth Fetter
San Francisco, California

Donald Nadler, PhD
Vice Chair
San Francisco, California

Richard Maroun, JD
os Angeles, California

Geoffrey M. Cox, PhD
Ex-Officio, President
Palo Alto, California

Jennifer Treese Wilson, JD
Assistant Secretary
San Diego, California

Terry Anderlini, JD
San Mateo, California

Nicolette Bautista
Elk Grove, California

Joyce Berenstein, JD
Hillsborough, California

Elaine Burke, PsyD
Alhambra, California

Linda Caballero-Sotelo
San Diego, California

Manuel Figueroa, PhD
Fresno, California

Gonzalo Garreton, MD
Rancho Palos Verdes, California

Janet Hurwich, PhD
Oakland, California

Jon Knoll
Clyde Hill, WA 

Rachna Kumar, PhD
San Diego, California

Barbara McKee
San Francisco, California

Marissa Pei, PhD
Seal Beach, California

Paul Ritvo, PhD
Toronto, Canada

Julius Robinson
Oakland, California

Beth Rom-Rymer, PhD
Chicago, Illinois

Michael Rothman
San Francisco, California

Steven Schoger, PsyD
Los Alamitos, California

Steven Swig
San Francisco, California

Systemwide Administration

Office of the President

Geoffrey Cox, PhD
San Francisco

Tarun Bhatia, MBA, CPA, CMA
Executive Vice President for International and Strategic Development
San Francisco

Jeanine Hawk, MBA
Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer
San Francisco

Jennifer Treese Wilson, JD
Vice President for Administration and General Counsel
San Diego

Office of the Provost

Russ Newman, PhD, JD
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and Accreditation Liaison Officer to Western Association of Schools and Colleges
San Diego/San Francisco

Craig Brewer, EdD
University Dean of Students
Irvine/San Diego

Guadalupe Corona, EdD
Director, Latino/a Achievement Initiative
San Diego

Sharon Foster, PhD
Associate Provost for Research and Scholarship
San Diego

Tracy L. Heller, PhD
Associate Provost for Administration
San Diego

Sheila Henderson, PhD
Associate Director, I-MERIT (International Multicultural Initiatives)
San Francisco

Patty Mullen
Associate Provost for Institutional Research
San Francisco

Kumea Shorter-Gooden, PhD
Associate Provost, I-MERIT (International Multicultural Initiatives)
Los Angeles

Karen Schuster Webb, PhD
Associate Provost for Engagement
San Francisco

California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP)

Morgan Sammons, PhD, ABPP
Dean, CSPP
San Francisco

Dalia Ducker, PhD
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, CSPP
San Francisco

Ron Duran, PhD
Associate Dean for Administration, CSPP
Los Angeles

Jay M. Finkelman, PhD
Associate Dean, Organizational Psychology Programs, CSPP
Los Angeles

Jennifer Kulbeck
Assistant Dean of Marketing and Admissions, CSPP
San Francisco

Danny Wedding, PhD
Associate Dean for Management and International Programs, CSPP
San Francisco

Shirley M. Hufstedler School of Education (HSOE)

Karen Schuster Webb, PhD
Founding Dean, HSOE
San Francisco

Trudy Day, EdD
Associate Dean for Program Evaluation, HSOE
San Francisco

Rhonda Brinkley-Kennedy, PhD
Associate Dean for Administration, HSOE
Los Angeles

Alliant School of Management (ASM)

Chet Haskell, DPA
Dean, ASM
San Diego

California School of Forensic Studies (CSFS)

Eric Hickey, PhD
Dean, CSFS

Diana Concannon, PsyD, PCI
Associate Dean, CSFS 
Los Angeles

Kristen Stabb, MA
Assistant Dean, CSFS
Los Angeles

Lisa Talerico, PsyD
Director of Training, CSFS
San Diego

San Francisco Law School (SFLS)

Jane Gamp, JD
Dean, SFLS
San Francisco

Alliant International University - Mexico

Fernando Gonzalez Vilchis
General Director

Monique Taylor, PhD
Assistant Provost and Director, Undergraduate Degrees

Systemwide Student Service Administration

Financial Aid

Deborah Spindler
University Director, Financial Aid
San Diego

International Student Services

Lionel Remesha, MIBA
Coordinator, International Student Services
San Diego


Scott Zimmer
University Librarian
San Diego


Paul Welch
University Registrar
San Diego

Student Business Services

Thomas Swank
University Director of Student Business Services
San Diego

On-Site Administration


Sherry Camden-Anders, PhD
Associate Program Director, Organizational Psychology Programs, CSPP

Marion Chiurazzi, PsyD
Co-Interim Program Director, Clinical Forensic Psychology PsyD Program, CSFS

Diana Concannon, PsyD, PCI
Associate Dean, CSFS and Systemwide Director of Training for CSPP

Xuanning Fu, PhD
Program Coordinator, Educational Leadership, Policy and Community Practice: Educational Leadership and Management, HSOE

Jack Kahn, PhD
Program Director, Clinical Psychology, PhD Program, CSPP

Sue A. Kuba, PhD
Systemwide Program Director, Online Education, CSPP
Interim Program Director, Clinical Psychology PsyD Program, CSPP

Penny Schafer, MS
Director, Campus and Student Services

Dale White, PhD
Co-Interim Program Director, Clinical Forensic Psychology PsyD Program, CSFS
Program Director, Clinical Forensic Psychology PhD Program, CSFS


Nicole Camaras, MA
Director of Campus and Student Services

Tracy Fass, JD, PhD
Interim Program Director, Clinical Forensic Psychology, CSFS

Marcia Michaels, PhD
Site Director, Couple and Family Therapy, CSPP

Donald Wofford, PsyD
Program Director, Educational and School Psychology, HSOE

Los Angeles

Stephanie Byers-Bell
Director of Campus and Student Services

Tracy Fass, JD, PhD
Interim Program Director, Clinical Forensic Psychology, CSFS

Rosalie Finer, PhD
Director, Psychological Service Center, CSPP

Jay M. Finkelman, PhD
Systemwide Associate Dean, Organizational Psychology Programs, CSPP
Program Director, Organizational Psychology Programs - Los Angeles & San Diego

Robert Gore, PhD,
Program Director, Clinical Psychology PhD, CSPP

Noah Hass-Cohen, PsyD
Site Director, Couple and Family Therapy, CSPP

Shawna Hellenius
Library Director

Carlton Parks, PhD
Program Director, Educational Psychology, HSOE

Thomas L. Ryerson, PsyD
Program Director, School Psychology Credential Program, HSOE

Mexico City

Fernando Gonzalez Vilchis
General Director

Jason J. Platt, PhD
Program Director, MA Counseling Psychology, CSPP


Marion Chiurazzi, PsyD
Interim Program Director, Clinical Forensic Psychology PsyD, CSFS

Diana Concannon, PsyD, PCI
Associate Dean, CSFS & Systemwide Director of Training for CSPP

Sean Davis, PhD
Site Director, Couple and Family Therapy, CSPP

Beth Limberg, PhD
Program Director, Clinical Psychology PsyD, CSPP

Penny Schafer, MS
Director of Campus and Student Services

Michele D. Smith, PhD
System Program Director for Undergraduate Studies, HSOE

San Diego

Steven F. Bucky, PhD
Director, Professional Training, CSPP

Mary Ellen Butler-Pascoe, EdD
System Program Director, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages and Language Education, HSOE

David Felsen, PhD
Program Director, International Studies Program, ASM

Jay M. Finkelman, PhD
Systemwide Associate Dean, Organizational Psychology Programs, CSPP
Program Director, Organizational Psychology Programs - Los Angeles & San Diego

Steven Fisher, PsyD
System Program Director, Educational and School Psychology, HSOE

Dawn Griffin, PhD
Program Director, Undergraduate Psychology Program, CSPP

John Kantor, PhD
Associate Program Director, Organizational Psychology Programs, CSPP
Program Director, PhD in Leadership Program, ASM

Kenneth Kelch, EdD
Director, International Language Education and Cultural Center, HSOE

Judy Law, EdD
Program Coordinator, Undergraduate Studies, HSOE

Estela Matriano, EdD
Executive Director, World Council for Curriculum and Instruction, UNESCO NGO, HSOE is Secretariat

Rachna Kumar, PhD
Program Director, Business and Management Programs, ASM

Glen Lipson, PhD, ABPP
Interim Program Director, Clinical Forensic Psychology, CSFS

Jerold Miller, EdD
Program Director, Distance Learning Educational Leadership, Policy and Community Practice: TeachersCHOICE MAE Program, HSOE

Michael E. Pittenger, PhD
Associate Vice President of Student Life

Suzanne Power, EdD
Program Director, Educational Leadership, Policy and Community Practice: Educational Leadership and Management, HSOE

Adele Rabin, PhD
Program Director, Clinical Psychology PhD, CSPP

Neil Ribner, PhD
Program Director, Clinical Psychology PsyD, CSPP

Barbara Stein-Stover, EdD
Program Coordinator, Educational Leadership, Policy and Community Practice: TeachersCHOICE, HSOE

Linna Wang
Site Director, Couple and Family Therapy, CSPP

Scott Woolley, PhD
Systemwide Program Director, Couple and Family Therapy, CSPP

San Francisco

Trudy Day
System Program Director, Educational Leadership, Policy and Community Practice: TeachersCHOICE

Ned Doherty
Director of Campus and Student Services

James Hiramoto, PhD
Program Director, Education and School Psychology, HSOE

Valata Jenkins-Monroe, PhD
Program Director, Clinical Psychology PsyD, CSPP

Alex Leung, PhD
Program Director, Clinical Psychology PsyD, Hong Kong, CSPP

Ira Levin, PhD
Program Director, Organizational Psychology Programs, CSPP

Michael Loewy, PhD
Program Director, Clinical Psychology PhD, CSPP

Elizabeth Milnes, PhD
Director, CSPP Psychological Services Center, Oakland

Janie Pinterits, PhD
Program Director, LPCC Program, CSPP

Louis Rappaport, PhD
Program Director, Clinical Forensic Psychology, CSFS

Edward Shenk, EdD
Program Director, Educational Leadership, Policy and Community Practice: Educational Leadership and Management: Higher Education, HSOE

Joe Tally
Director, Library Services, Hurwich Library

Reiko True, PhD
Program Director, Clinical Psychology MA, Japan, CSPP

Steven R. Tulkin, PhD
Program Director, Clinical Psychopharmacology, CSPP

Randall Wyatt, PhD
Director, Professional Training, CSPP


Alliant International University has California locations in Fresno, Irvine, Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego, and San Francisco. Alliant has a campus in Mexico City and also offers programs in Japan and China.

President’s Office, San Francisco
One Beach Street, Suite 200
San Francisco, CA 94133-1221
(415) 955-2000

President’s and Provost’s Office, San Diego
10455 Pomerado Road
San Diego, CA 92131-1799
(858) 635-4737

5130 East Clinton Way
Fresno, CA 93727-2014
(559) 456-2777

Jamboree Business Center
2855 Michelle Drive, Suite 300
Irvine, CA 92606
Telephone (949) 833-2651

Los Angeles

1000 South Fremont Avenue, Unit 5, Bldg 7/8
Alhambra, CA 91803
(626) 284-2777

2030 W. El Camino Ave., Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95833
(916) 565-2955

San Diego, Scripps Ranch
10455 Pomerado Road
San Diego, CA 92131-1799
(858) 271-4300

San Francisco
One Beach Street, Suite 100
San Francisco, CA 94133-1221
(415) 955-2100

San Francisco Law School
20 Haight Street
San Francisco, CA 94102-5802
(415) 626-5550

Presidio Graduate School (affiliate)
36 Lincoln Boulevard
San Francisco, CA  94129
(415) 561-6555

Mexico City
Alliant International University, Mexico
Hamburgo #115 Colonia Juarez
Mexico City, Mexico  C.P. 06600
(52-55) 5255-7651

CSPP Japan Master’s Program
Chiyoda-ku 2 Bancho, 8-2, 5F
Tokyo, 102-0084, Japan

School of Continuing and Professional Education
at City University of Hong Kong
Tat Chee Avenue
Kowloon, Hong Kong



The Fresno campus, across the street from Yosemite International Airport, is housed in a two-story, 41,150 square foot complex with ample parking. Forensic Psychology (PsyD & PhD), Clinical Psychology (PsyD), Organization Development (PsyD), and Education Leadership (EdD) programs are offered at the Fresno campus, which was founded in 1973.

The W. Gary Cannon Psychological Services Center (PSC), located in the main campus building, provides training and research opportunities and serves the dual purpose of offering high quality psychological services to the community, particularly to underserved segments.

The campus site includes an expanded library, a Psychological Test Materials Center, an Audiovisual Services Center, additional classrooms, laboratories, and research facilities; two computer labs, a video conferencing center, an auditorium, a cafe-restaurant, and a patio plaza. The library also serves as the archive for the San Joaquin Psychological Association.

Eighth largest and one of the fastest growing cities in the state, Fresno serves as the center for the agriculturally rich San Joaquin Valley and has the advantages of a medium size community. An outdoor enthusiast’s dream, it is the only place in the nation within a 90-minute drive of three national parks—Yosemite, Sequoia, and Kings Canyon. Backpacking, camping, sailing, skiing, and trout fishing can be found in the Sierra. The rugged Pacific coastal area of Monterey-Carmel-Big Sur is just three hours from the campus. Fresno is also only a three-hour drive from both San Francisco and Sacramento and a four-hour drive from Los Angeles.

The 491,000 people living in the metropolitan Fresno-Clovis area reflect the cultural heritage of the various ethnic groups who have settled and developed the region. The area provides opportunities to enjoy cultural activities through the local symphony, galleries, museums, and community theater groups as well as lectures and presentations sponsored by area educational institutions.


The Irvine campus is conveniently located in the heart of Orange County, which lies between Los Angeles and San Diego. The campus is easily accessible from the San Diego and Santa Ana freeways and serves students in the Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties. The campus is minutes from the John Wayne Airport, popular Southern California beaches, and upscale shopping malls. The Irvine campus opened in 2010 and occupies 22,000 square feet of space within a spacious business plaza. The campus features small class sizes, ample parking, and a friendly student-centered environment. All academic activities, including 10 classrooms, a video conference room, a resource center, computer labs, meeting rooms, a student lounge, and faculty and administrative offices, are housed on the campus. Programs at the Irvine campus include Couple and Family Therapy (PsyD & MA), Forensic Psychology (PsyD), School Psychology (MA), Educational Psychology (PsyD), Educational Administration (MA & EdD) and TESOL (MA). Irvine faculty members are comprised of full-time professors and adjunct instructors, who currently practice within their respective disciplines and possess a wide array of research interests.

Irvine is one of the nation’s largest planned urban communities and encompasses more than 55 square miles within the County of Orange. The County boasts a population of over 3,056,865, making it the second most populous county in the state of California, and the fifth most populous in the United States. The area’s warm Mediterranean climate and 42 miles of year-round beaches attract millions of tourists annually. Sandy beaches for swimming and surfing, yacht harbors for sailing and pleasure boating, and extensive acreage devoted to parks and open space for golf, tennis, hiking, kayaking, cycling, and other outdoor recreation all contribute to the allure of Orange County. In addition, the County is home to such attractions as Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm, the Orange County Performing Arts Center, Mission San Juan Capistrano, and the Richard Nixon Library.

Los Angeles

The Los Angeles campus is located six miles east of downtown Los Angeles in Alhambra, and is easily accessible from the San Bernardino and Long Beach freeways. Since the first 65 students enrolled in September 1970, the campus has grown to incorporate more than 600 students through a range of educational programs. The campus occupies 35,000 square feet within a large, 38-acre complex and houses 22 classrooms including a videoconferencing classroom and an integrated computer classroom, faculty and administrative offices, the library, a computer laboratory, the clinical interviewing room, the group study spaces, the writing resource center and testing room, the student lounges, and two landscaped courtyards. The facility includes a number of attractive brick buildings, has open green space, 24-hour gated security, and plenty of permit parking space for students, faculty, and staff. The complex has convenient dining amenities that provide an atmosphere that is conducive to professional socialization.

The Los Angeles campus is staffed by core faculty members and adjunct instructors recruited in various areas of expertise. Los Angeles faculty teach and supervise more than 600 students through a range of educational programs and bring a diversity of skills and expertise to their educational and research activities. Los Angeles, popularly known as America’s new melting pot, is the largest city in California and second largest in the nation. More than nine million people live in Los Angeles County’s 4,000-plus square miles. The people of Los Angeles embrace a rare diversity of cultures, environments and lifestyles. Southern California is known for its ocean beaches and year-round mild climate. Mountains and deserts are readily accessible. The concentration of cultural, educational, and recreational resources around Los Angeles is among the mot extensive in the United States.


Sacramento, known as the “Capitol City,” provides students with a unique opportunity to become involved with professionals who are active in state policy debate and decision making. The Sacramento campus offers programs in clinical psychology, couple and family therapy, forensic psychology, a Fresno-Sacramento cohort of Organizational Development students, and a Teaching Credential offered through our Early Completion Option in the Hufstedler School of Education.

The new campus, now located on the second floor of the KVIE public television building at 2030 W. El Camino Avenue, provides a community educational experience. Current students live within a wide geographical area, including areas in the Northern and Central Valley of California.

The small class sizes at Sacramento offer an opportunity for students to have greater individual interaction with the professors and each other. While geographically distant from the Fresno campus, students at the Sacramento campus have access to all student services, including access to library services and resources, facilitated by an on-site library assistant.

San Diego

San Diego County encompasses several beach towns, inland suburban communities, a thriving downtown San Diego, and a dozen smaller cities. Southern San Diego County borders Mexico. The beaches, deserts, mountains, the mix of urban and rural living, and the rich diversity of religions, cultures, and politics create a fascinating environment in which to live, learn, work, and play.

The Pomerado Road address, in the Scripps Ranch area, is a 60-acre site housing the balance of Alliant-San Diego’s graduate and undergraduate programs in a suburban setting.

The Scripps Ranch location is a traditional university campus, shaded by graceful stands of eucalyptus trees and offering student amenities including computer labs, a sports center and playing fields, a dining facility, dormitories, and a theater for performing arts. The newly remodeled Walter Library/Alliant School of Management, is an attractive building surrounded by trees and vast lawns, which houses Alliant’s largest collections and serves as a hub for academic support services for Alliant students in San Diego.

The San Diego student population is internationally diverse with many students from countries other than the U.S. The San Diego campus is also the only one in California currently offering undergraduate programs, so there is a wide range of ages among the students.

Faculty members at Alliant-San Diego bring a diversity of skills and expertise to their educational and research activities. Some are among the foremost scholars or scholar-practitioners in their fields. All are dedicated to teaching and enjoy the close student contact offered at Alliant in both graduate and undergraduate programs.

San Francisco

Occupying two floors of a beautifully renovated, historic building (landmark #135, National Historic Register of San Francisco), the newly remodeled campus opened in the fall of 2004.

The spacious San Francisco campus offers 17 classrooms, two distance learning (teleconferencing) facilities, computer labs, a student lounge, a staff/faculty lounge, research space, and an alumni reading room. It provides 10,000 square feet for classrooms, 9,000 square feet for the library, and 12,000 square feet for faculty/administrative offices and student service space. The Hurwich Library, the centerpiece of the campus, boasts a unique collection of materials relating to gay, lesbian, and transgender mental health.

The Bay Area provides an ideal educational environment. There is easy access to the area’s many public and private libraries, educational institutions, and research institutes. These and other resources supplement the support services available to students on campus. The Bay Area is a culturally rich and diverse community with a relatively dense population comprised of numerous ethnic, cultural, and national groups. Such a population provides many opportunities for the study of unique social, racial, and urban problems, and for the development of relevant intervention strategies.

Although geographic distribution varies from year to year, approximately one-third of the students are from states other than California, and several are from other countries. The faculty members of the San Francisco campus bring applied expertise to the educational program through their on going research and professional activities.

San Francisco Law School

San Francisco Law School (SFLS) is the oldest evening law school in the western United States.  Incorporated in 1909 and a non-profit since 1941, SFLS was one of the first law schools in California to actively seek out and enroll women and minority students. The Law School’s commitment to opportunity legal education is ongoing.  As an evening law school, San Francisco Law School caters to working students of varying ages, who represent many different backgrounds, professions and aspirations. This diversity lends a dynamic element to the academic community.

The campus of the SFLS is located on historic Haight Street in San Francisco. The building includes five classrooms, a student lounge, a faculty/staff lounge, and an extensive legal library compete with carrels equipped for electronic research. The building was renovated in 2000 and 2006.

The San Francisco Law School’s Daniel and Bethel Burbank Law Library contains more than 22,000 volumes, and is available to students Monday through Saturday during class and office hours. The collection includes current United States Supreme Court cases, California Supreme Court and Appellate cases, the four Witkin series, the California Codes, as well as specialized Treatises, and other legal reference materials.  All faculty and students have access to LexisNexis on a 24 hour basis.

San Francisco Law School is proud of its tradition of having practicing attorneys and judges as its faculty which enables the law students at San Francisco Law School to benefit from learning the most current cases, information and best practices in their courses.


Mexico City

Alliant International University’s Mexico City Campus was established in 1970 with the vision of overcoming international differences through education. Alliant Mexico brings people from all over the world together at its centrally located campus in Mexico City.

Alliant Mexico offers degree programs at the bachelor’s and master’s levels, and all classes are taught in English. Students can transfer between Mexico City and the San Diego campus without interrupting their degree programs, giving them greater international understanding and experience.

In addition to its degree programs, Alliant Mexico offers community outreach programs through seminars, business training, certificate courses, community service and internships. The Internship Program allows students to gain practical work experience while receiving university credit.

Campus and Location

Mexico’s post-NAFTA economic integration with the rest of North America makes Alliant Mexico an ideal international setting for earning full academic credit with easy transfers between the United States and Mexico campuses.

One of the largest cities in the world, Mexico City is a dynamic and truly globalized environment. The campus is close to the historic center and the city’s financial district. The city’s main shopping and cultural areas also are within easy reach. Mexico City enjoys a temperate year-round climate. Weekend trips to villages, outdoor adventure sites and beaches are a short distance away. Cultural attractions include pre-Columbian archaeological sites, and world-renowned museums, such as the Museo Nacional de Antropología, the Museo Rufiano Tamayo and the Museo Frida Kahlo. The city abounds with arts and crafts, music and dance, culinary delights and ancient ruins, all amid modern skyscrapers and colonial architecture.

The intimate size of the campus and small class sizes allow students for form close relationships with other students and to receive personal attention from faculty and staff. Support services for local and international students include student orientation and housing referrals.


All faculty members have master’s and/or doctoral degrees and come from backgrounds as diverse as those of the students. Our instructors have studied at some of the world’s most prestigious universities, and often have many years of professional experience in their respective fields. Visiting professors from other Alliant programs often join Alliant Mexico’s faculty for short-term immersion or intensive classes.


Alliant Mexico’s unusually diverse student body creates a supportive atmosphere within one of the world’s largest cities. The majority of our students are from the United States and Mexico, but the student body includes students from Nigeria, Egypt, Cuba, Italy, Turkey, Greece, Canada, India, Belgium, Norway and Germany. Many of our students have traveled or studied in other countries, and a number of them are members of families associated with the various multinational corporations and embassies located in Mexico.

While many students are bilingual or trilingual, those who are not acquire significant foreign language skills participating in University and community activities.

Generally, students at Alliant Mexico range in age from 18 to 30. Some are just beginning their studies, while others have studied or worked elsewhere and have come to Alliant Mexico to pursue personal and professional goals. Students come to Alliant Mexico for many reasons. Many come because they will be more competitive in a job market that rewards trained professionals with global experience. Others want to acquire fluency in English and Spanish. Some hope to learn how to navigate the cultural nuances of international settings. Students at Alliant Mexico obtain practical job experience through professional internships.

Academic Programs

Alliant Mexico offers an alternative for students who wish to pursue an internationally-recognized bachelor’s and/or master’s degree in Mexico. Alliant Mexico currently offers undergraduate studies in:

  • International Business Administration
  • International Relations
    [both with a concentration in Latin American Studies]
  • Liberal Studies with an emphasis on Education

At the master’s level, degrees are offered in:

  • Counseling Psychology
  • Education with an emphasis on Teaching or Educational Administration
  • Business Administration
  • International Business Administration
    [both with a concentration in Strategic Management]
  • International Relations

Internship and Community Service

Both internships and community service are fundamental elements in a student’s formation. Internships and community service represent the link between classroom theory and the “real world.” The Alliant Mexico Internship and Community Service Program involves on-the-job experience under the supervision of a site supervisor from one of our sponsor organizations, in addition to the guidance of an academic mentor from Alliant Mexico. Sponsor organizations may include private firms, not-for-profit organizations, or government institutions, depending on the student’s needs and area of specialization. These programs are also open to visiting students—both individuals and university groups.

Spanish and Other Languages

Spanish classes are available for credit at the Alliant Mexico campus. These courses take full advantage of the Mexican cultural context to enhance students’ language acquisition.

English classes are also available for credit for those students who require them.

Academic Tours

Academic Tours are included in immersion programs, and are organized around specific topics. They include lectures, reading materials and visits to relevant sites.

Cooperative Programs with Other Universities

Working with universities in the U.S. and other countries, Alliant Mexico arranges customized study packages in Mexico. Groups of students and/or professors come to Alliant Mexico to study Spanish, history, culture, art, architecture, environmental problems, or business. Alliant Mexico can arrange classroom space, housing, language classes, tours, and faculty for such programs.

Visiting Students & Professors

Students studying at other universities outside the Alliant system are also welcome to take classes at the Mexico City campus. Whether it’s for one class or a full semester, visiting students who meet the usual academic requirements may enroll in classes at Alliant Mexico and transfer credits earned to their home university.

Professors looking for a place to do research or planning on spending a few months in Mexico may find teaching opportunities available at Alliant Mexico. These professors not only enrich their own professional expertise, but also expand the learning opportunities for students at Alliant Mexico.

Corporate & Community Training Programs

The expertise of the faculty at Alliant Mexico makes the University a community resource for businesses and organizations in Mexico, the U.S., and other countries. Training courses, seminars, and workshops can be developed to meet the needs of the business community and others. Tailored programs can be delivered at the University’s facilities or at a location convenient to participants, in English or in Spanish. Qualified professionals teach all courses, training programs, and workshops.