Catalog 2016-2017 
    Jul 20, 2024  
Catalog 2016-2017 [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 private, 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 4,500 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; in 2014, for the third consecutive year Alliant International University received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award from Insight Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. For the seventh consecutive year, Alliant International University has been recognized as a top producer of minority graduate degrees, as published in Diverse: Issues in Higher Education Magazine. Alliant International University continues to rank #1 in granting doctorate degrees in psychology to students from all minority groups combined and #6 across all disciplines among Hispanics.

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.

In 2015, Alliant International University joined Arist Education System’s global network of universities dedicated to health and human sciences. As a result, Alliant transitioned to a benefit corporation structure that enables the university to attract capital investments to further enhance program offerings, technology, student services and student outcomes while retaining a primary commitment to Alliant’s social benefit mission of education and professional training.

2015 also saw the creation of the Alliant Educational Foundation, an independent, non-profit organization that operates in coordination with and as partial owner of the university. The foundation oversees scholarships, donations, grants, contracts, research and clinical training, and professional service centers affiliated with the university.

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 WASC Senior College and University Commission, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. The Commission can be contacted at: WASC Senior College and University Commission, 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, (510) 748-9001.

The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing approves credential programs offered by Alliant’s California 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, Los Angeles, Sacramento, 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 112 S Alfred Street, Alexandria, VA  22314, (703) 838-9808 .

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 Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Vice President for Admissions, Vice President for Finance and Interim Chief Financial Officer, Vice President for Marketing, Vice President for Student Affairs Policy Assurance, Vice President for Student Services, Chief Human Resources Officer, Chief Information Officer, Associate Provost for Institutional Research, Deans, Faculty Senate Chair and Staff Council Chair.

Alliant is comprised of five Schools: the

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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 Services (DCS), or other administrative leadership. The DCSs 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. 

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.

Board of Trustees

Joyce Berenstein, JD

Geoffrey Brown

Dr. William Husson

Dr. William Hynes

Jeffery Keith

Ron Longinotti

James E. Lyons

Lawrence Moore

Natalie Porter, PhD

Jeffrey Tirengel, PsyD

Andy Vaughn

Systemwide Administration

Office of the President

Andy Vaughn, MSEd
President and Chief Executive Officer
San Diego

Diane Erdei, MA
Vice President of Finance and Interim Chief Financial Officer
San Diego

Amy Kwiatkowski, MAOM
Vice President of Admissions
San Diego

Mary Oling-Sisay, EdD
Vice President for Student Affairs Policy Assurance 
San Diego

Michael Russell, PhD
Chief Human Resources Officer
San Francisco

Sue Wierenga
Chief Information Officer
San Diego

Office of the Provost

Tracy L. Heller, PhD
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
San Diego

Patty Mullen
Associate Provost for Institutional Research and Acting Accreditation Liaison Officer to Western Association of Schools and Colleges
San Francisco

E. Janie Pinterits, PhD
Assistant Provost for International & Multicultural Initiatives
San Francisco

Office of Student Experience

Derryl Acosta, MBA
Director of Communications and Public Relations
San Diego

Amber Eckert, MEd
Vice President of Student Services
San Diego

Ashley Chitwood
Vice President of Marketing
San Diego

Amy Kwiatkowski, MAOM
Vice President of Admissions
San Diego

California School of Management and Leadership (CSML)

Rachna Kumar, PhD
San Diego

California School of Forensic Studies (CSFS)

Gregory J. Brandes, JD
Executive Dean

Lisa Talerico, PsyD
Director of Training
San Diego

California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP)

Teresa Chapa, PhD, MPA
Dean, CSPP Strategic Development
San Diego

Dalia Ducker, PhD
Academic Dean
San Francisco

Debra Kawahara, PhD
Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
San Diego

Stephanie Wood, PhD
Interim Associate Dean for Training and Administration
San Francisco

California School of Education (CSOE)

Mary Oling-Sisay, EdD
Interim Dean
San Diego

San Francisco Law School (SFLS)

Gregory J. Brandes, JD
Executive Dean

School of Undergraduate Studies

Mary Oling-Sisay, EdD
Interim Dean
San Diego

Systemwide Student Service Administration

Disability Services

Adam Kasarda, MS
Director of Disability Services
San Diego

Financial Aid

Deborah Spindler
University Director, Student Financial Services
San Diego

International Student Services

Lionel Remesha, MIBA
Coordinator, International Student Services
San Diego


Scott Zimmer, MLS, JD
University Librarian
San Diego


Paul Welch
University Registrar
San Diego

Student Business Services

Michael Sulger
University Director of Student Business Services
San Diego

On-Site Administration


Debra Bekerian, PhD
Interim Program Director, Clinical Psychology PhD Program, CSPP

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

Louise Colbert-Mar, MLS
Director, Library Services, Kauffman Library

Brian Evans, MAOB
Coordinator for Campus and Student Services

Robert N. Harris, PhD
Program Director, Clinical Psychology PsyD Program, CSPP


Vanja Anderson, MLS
Director, Library Services

Nicole Camaras, MA
Director of Campus Services

Debbie Glaser, PhD, ABPP
Interim Program Director, Irvine, CSFS

Raji Natrajan-Tyagi, PhD
Site Director, Couple and Family Therapy, CSPP

Donald Wofford, PsyD
Program Director, Educational Psychology, School Psychology and School Counseling, CSOE

Los Angeles

Stephanie Byers-Bell
Director of Campus Services

Nurcan Ensari, PhD
Systemwide Program Director, Organizational Psychology, CSPP

Rosalie Finer, PhD
Director, Psychological Service Center, CSPP

James Garbanati, PhD
Interim Program Director, Clinical Psychology PhD Program, CSPP

Debbie Glaser, PhD, ABPP
Interim Program Director, Los Angeles, CSFS

Erin O’Callaghan, PhD
Program Director, Clinical Psychology PsyD, CSPP

Carlton Parks, PhD
Program Director, Educational Psychology, CSOE

Thomas L. Ryerson, PsyD
Program Director, School Psychology and School Counseling, CSOE

Norma Scarborough, DMFT
Site Director, Couple and Family Therapy, CSPP

Erin Schmidt, MLS
Director, Library Services

Mexico City

Emma Norman, PhD
Assistant Provost

Ricardo Phillips
General Manager

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


Matthew Baity, PhD
Program Director, Clinical Psychology PsyD, CSPP

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

Kimberly Gardner, MS
Coordinator for Campus and Student Services

Tatiana Glebova, PhD
Site Director, Couple and Family Therapy, CSPP

San Diego

Becky Akello, MA
Associate Director of Housing and Student Life

Nicholas Aramovich, PhD
Interim Program Director, Organizational Psychology, CSPP

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

Stephen Cochrane, PhD
Systemwide Director, Teacher Education, CSOE

George Dezes, JD
Associate Dean, San Diego Law School

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

Dawn Griffin, PhD
Program Director, Undergraduate Psychology, CSPP

Michelle Jackson, MBA
Director of Student Advising Services

Debra Kawahara, PhD
Interim Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, CSPP

Kenneth Kelch, EdD
System Program Director, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages and Language Education; and International Language Education and Cultural Center, CSOE

Rachna Kumar, PhD
Dean and Systemwide Program Director, Business and Management Programs, CSML

Alan Lincoln, PhD
Interim Program Director, Clinical Psychopharmacology, CSPP

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

Kathy McIntosh, EdD
Assistant Vice President of Student Life and Alumni Relations

Jerold Miller, EdD
Program Director, Distance Learning Educational Leadership, Policy and Community Practice: MAEd Program, CSOE

Angela Kim, PhD
Site Director, Couple and Family Therapy, CSPP

Saba Ozyurt, PhD
Program Director, Undergraduate Business and Management Programs, CSML; Program Director, Undergraduate General Education

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

Monica Ulibarri, PhD
Program Director, Clinical Psychology PhD, CSPP

Linna Wang, PhD
Systemwide Program Director, Couple and Family Therapy, CSPP

San Francisco

James Adams, PsyD, ABSNP
Program Director, Educational Psychology and School Counseling Programs, CSOE 

Angela Dickson, MAEd
Director of Campus Services

Michael Fox, JD
Interim Associate Dean, SFLS

Danielle Kaplan, PhD
Director, Teacher Education, CSOE

Eduardo Morales, PhD
Interim Program Director, Clinical Psychology PhD, CSPP

Anita Sankar, PhD
Program Director, LPCC Program, CSPP

Stefanie Smith, PhD
Program Director, Clinical Psychology PsyD, CSPP

Randall Wyatt, PhD
Director, Professional Training, CSPP

Hong Kong

Liang Tien, PhD
Program Director, Clinical Psychology PsyD, CSPP


Kay Yoko Tanaka, PhD
Program Director, Clinical Psychology MA Japan, 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 and Provost’s Office, San Diego
10455 Pomerado Road
San Diego, CA 92131-1799
(858) 271-4300

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 100/200
San Francisco, CA 94133-1221
(415) 955-2100

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
6-14-3 Soto Kanda
Chiyoda-ku Tokyo
Japan 101-0021

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



Alliant’s Fresno Campus is located in California’s San Joaquin Valley. Approximately 300 students are enrolled annually in a variety of schools and programs. The Fresno campus occupies 41,150 square feet of a modern facility, and houses 10 classrooms, which include computer labs, a teaching computer classroom, and a videoconferencing center. Classroom resources include computers with online access, video equipment, scanners, TV monitors, and statistical and data processing facilities.


Alliant’s Irvine campus is located in Orange County, which lies between Los Angeles and San Diego. Approximately 175 students are enrolled annually in a variety of Alliant International University schools and programs. The campus occupies 21,500 square feet with 10 classrooms, four conference rooms, a student lounge, a computer lab, a videoconference room and an information resource center. The Irvine Library houses a collection of books focusing on the subjects of clinical and forensics psychology, family therapy, education and multiculturalism. It also has computer stations, printing, and study space available for student use. Many classrooms are equipped with projection screens, TV monitors and DVD/VCR units as well as WIFI connectivity.

Los Angeles

Alliant’s Los Angeles campus is located in Alhambra, in the western San Gabriel region of Los Angeles County. Over 500 students are enrolled annually in a number of schools and programs. The campus occupies 50,251 square feet within a 38-acre complex and houses 23 classrooms including a videoconferencing classroom, an integrated computer classroom, a computer laboratory, group study spaces, one faculty lounge, and two student lounges. All classrooms are equipped with projection screens, TV monitors and DVD/VCR units as well as WIFI connectivity. In addition, 13 classrooms are equipped with built-in multimedia capability. Various restaurants and a health club are also located adjacent to the university within the complex.


Alliant’s Sacramento campus is located in the City that serves as California’s capital. Approximately 175 students are enrolled annually in a number of schools and programs. The campus occupies 17,000 square feet consisting of 10 classrooms, space for student/faculty research, and student service delivery points in addition to the library. Many classrooms are equipped with projection screens, TV monitors and DVD/VCR units as well as WIFI connectivity.

San Diego

Alliant’s San Diego campus is located in the north east quadrant of the city in a suburb called Scripps Ranch, about ten miles east of the ocean and fifteen miles northeast of downtown. Approximately 1,100 graduate students and 200 undergraduate students are enrolled annually in a number of schools and programs. The campus occupies 120 rolling, tree covered acres in suburban San Diego that is home to many classroom buildings, one large lecture hall, the MacDonald Dining Hall, the University Student Center, and several residence halls. The buildings also contain several conference rooms, two computer labs, video conferencing facilities, WiFi across the campus and plenty of places to study alone or in small groups. Many classrooms are equipped with projection screens, TV monitors and DVD/VCR units as well as WIFI connectivity. In the middle of the campus is the recently remodeled Walter Library, home to the San Diego circulating and reference collection of over 60,000 titles and part of both the Alliant library system and of the Link+ library network, through which students have access to over thirty million volumes.

San Francisco

Alliant’s San Francisco campus is located on Beach Street in San Francisco, on the Embarcadero directly across from Pier 39 on the San Francisco Bay waterfront. Approximately 600 students are enrolled annually and attend classes on the SF campus in a number of schools and programs. The campus occupies two floors of a beautifully renovated building which was built in 1924 and is listed in the National Historic Register. The campus extends over 30,000 square feet and includes 17 classrooms, a student lounge, a staff/faculty lounge, two computer labs, one video conference room and a gracious Alumni Reading Room. The Hurwich Library, boasting an extensive psychology and education collection, is the centerpiece of the campus. Many classrooms are equipped with projection screens, TV monitors and DVD/VCR units as well as WIFI connectivity.San Francisco Law School has incorporated Bar Skills courses into its curriculum with programs provided by BarBri. The San Francisco Law School law library is available to students Monday through Saturday during class and office hours. The Law Library is accreditation compliant and the hard copy collection includes United States Supreme Court Cases, California Appellate and Supreme Court cases, annotated California Statutes, the full Witkin series, specialized Treaties, and other legal research and reference materials. Students and faculty at San Francisco Law School have access to comprehensive on-line legal materials provided by LexisNexis, which can also be utilized by the computers in the quiet, library setting.

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 intimate size of the campus and small class sizes allow its approximately 500 students for form close relationships and to receive personal attention from faculty and staff. Support services for local and international students include student orientation and housing referrals.

State Licensing Disclosures and Consumer Statements

Alaska                             Exempt

Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education
PO Box 110505
Juneau, AK 99811-0505
T: 1.907.465.6741
F: 1.907.465.5316

California                        Approved

California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE)
2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400
Sacramento CA 95833
T: 1.916.574.8200
T: 1.888.370.7589 (toll-free)

Alliant International University is a private institution approved to operate by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education. Approval to operate means the institution is compliant with the minimum standards contained in the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009 and the California Code of Regulations. The California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) can be contacted at 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400 Sacramento CA 95833,, 1.916.574.8200, and toll-free phone: 1.888.370.7589.

Illinois                             Exempt

Illinois Board of Higher Education
431 East Adams Street, 2nd Floor
Springfield, IL 62701-1404
T: 1.217.782.2551
F: 217.782.8548

Louisiana                        Licensed

Louisiana Board of Regents
PO Box 3677
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-3677
T: 1.225.342.4253
F: 1.225.342.9318

Alliant International University is currently licensed by the Board of Regents of the State of Louisiana. Licenses are renewed by the State Board of Regents every two years. Licensed institutions have met minimal operational standards set forth by the state, but licensure does not constitute accreditation, guarantee of transferability of credit, nor signify that programs are certifiable by any professional agency or organization.

Minnesota                       Registered

Minnesota Office of Higher Education
1450 Energy Park Drive, Suite 350
St. Paul, MN 55108-5227
T: 1.651.642.0567
T: 1.800.657.3866 (toll-free)
F: 1.651.642.0675

Alliant International University is registered with the office pursuant to sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.

Utah                                 Exemption

Utah Department of Commerce
Division of Consumer Protection
160 East 300 South
Box 146704
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6704
T: 1.801.530.6601
F: 1.801.530.6001