2023-2024 Catalog 
    
    May 22, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Schools


California School of Education

The California School of Education (CSOE) at Alliant International University offers programs for preparing leaders in education to meet the needs within the communities they are currently serving or globally while influencing social change. CSOE is committed to providing and promoting quality, equitable education. CSOE’s holistic vision of excellence values diversity and promotes inclusivity.

CSOE offers credential and certificate programs approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC). At CSOE, academic programs and experienced faculty demonstrate the qualities necessary for preparing candidates to make a lasting difference through teaching, counseling, leadership, administration, management, and community work. The programs provide access for preparing leaders in the field of education.

Information about the CSOE programs can be found in Programs  section of the catalog.

California School of Forensic Studies

The California School of Forensic Studies (CSFS) at Alliant International University is dedicated to providing you a rigorous education and training to prepare you to make a difference in society, public opinion, and policy. Programs in forensic science and justice studies will train you in applying forensic behavioral science in the service of preventing, investigating, and mitigating conflict and violence. Learn how to apply forensic methods, study physical evidence, and work alongside the criminal justice system.

CSFS programs share a common approach to education and training: effectively adapting theoretical principles to real-world situations, and supporting you by strengthening your professional identity as an ethical, effective, and compassionate forensic investigator.

Information about the CSFS programs can be found in Programs  section of the catalog.

California School of Management & Leadership

The mission of California School of Management & Leadership (CSML) is to prepare individuals for professional careers in business, information systems & technology, leadership, and management. We develop intellectually engaged, culturally sensitive, and globally aware leaders who recognize economic opportunities and work towards equitable economic empowerment at all levels of society. As scholars and professional practitioners, we prepare our students to address challenges with integrity and compassion.

CSML is a different kind of management school. It combines experiential learning and practical training with multidisciplinary approaches, models and theories to help students gain the skills needed to help contemporary organizations identify and resolve modern problems. CSML weaves technology and quantitative aspects with the richness and diversity of Business and Management when training students in its programs. CSML trains through a global perspective to prepare its graduates for professional and career success.

Since we believe it is so important to teach management in a broad economic and social context, we have broadened our mission. In these programs, we are moving business education from a focus on wealth-creation toward an emphasis on economic empowerment for the communities served while solving problems in the local and global contexts. We encourage students to explore ideas across boundaries - international, disciplinary, and even mindsets - and to collaborate in applying what they have learned in real-world and client projects.

CSML’s ConsultEX program is designed to provide students with Practical Training opportunities and applied experience in real-world projects. CSML programs require Practical Training throughout the program starting from Day1. Students work on client projects or applied projects which allow them to gain valuable skills. The program is lead by faculty experts with several years of experience who guide and advise students. It is a highly collaborative environments with work in teams to build professionalism, work discipline, teamwork and communication skills. We have a rich international tradition with students from over 100 countries studying with us in CSML and its predecessor, US International University (USIU). CSML students are made up of diverse backgrounds and nationalities, and this adds value to our School, to the provided education, and to our widely located alumni network in many ways.

Our students benefit from close interaction with a faculty characterized by professional and business experience as well as academic credentials. They participate in classes that emphasize an applied approach to professional preparation.

CSML programs deliver courses in an 8-week duration. The programs feature executive evening courses for our graduate business programs. We offer weekend courses with “blended” learning communities in some of our programs cohorts (further details in catalog).

Information about the CSML programs can be found in Programs  section of the catalog.

California School of Professional Psychology

The mission of the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) is to provide the highest quality education, training, research, and service in professional psychology and related human services fields. CSPP strives to improve the quality of life by addressing major contemporary issues in a problem-solving way, fostering respect for human diversity in a multicultural society, and combating discrimination in all of its forms, especially racism, sexism, cisgenderism, and heterosexism. In all of its activities, CSPP is committed to exhibiting the highest professional and ethical standards, addressing the needs of individuals, communities and organizations and serving those who are underserved.

David G. Stewart, PhD, ABPP

Dean

Licensure

All psychologists who offer direct services to the public for a fee must be licensed or certified by the state in which they practice. Applicants for licensure in the state of California must hold an earned doctoral degree in psychology, educational psychology, education with a specialization in counseling psychology, or education with a specialization in educational psychology from an approved or accredited educational institution. They also must have completed 3,000 hours of supervised professional experience (of which at least 1,500 must be postdoctoral) and have taken and passed the national Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP) and the California Psychology Supplemental Examination (CPSE). In addition, they must submit evidence of having completed coursework in human sexuality, child abuse, substance abuse, spousal abuse, and aging and long-term care. Continuing education is required to maintain the license. CSPP doctoral course requirements are designed to fulfill the programmatic requirements for licensure in California, and in some cases, they exceed the requirements.

Every state has its own requirements for licensure. Therefore, it is essential that all CSPP Clinical PsyD and PhD students who plan to apply for licensure in states other than California contact the licensing board in those states for information on state requirements (e.g., coursework, practicum and internship hours, supervision, or nature of the doctoral project or dissertation). Students seeking licensure in other states should plan ahead to ensure they meet all of those states’ requirements.

For further information on licensure in California or other states contact:

Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards
PO Box 241245
Montgomery, AL 36124-1245
(334) 832-4580
asppb@asppb.org

or

California Board of Psychology
2005 Evergreen Street, Suite 1400
Sacramento, CA 95815
(916) 263-2699
bopmail@dca.ca.gov

or

Practice Directorate American Psychological Association
750 First Street NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242
(202) 336-5979
apaaccred@apa.org

Graduates of CSPP’s Master of Arts in Marital and Family Therapy program are eligible for licensure as Marital and Family Therapists (MFT) in the state of California upon completion of post-degree intern hours and passing of the licensure exam. Candidates for licensure as an MFT in California are required to complete a total of 3,000 hours of supervised professional experience, at least 1,700 of which must be completed after the completion of the master’s degree. Candidates must then pass written examinations for licensure. Continuing education is required to maintain the license. Because each state has its own requirements for licensure as an MFT, it is imperative that students planning to pursue licensure in a state other than California contact the licensing board in the applicable state for information on that state’s requirements. For further information on licensure in California or other states contact:

California Board of Behavioral Sciences
1625 North Market Blvd., Suite S-200
Sacramento, CA 95834
(916) 574-7830
BBSWebmaster@bbs.ca.gov

or

American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
112 South Alfred Street
Alexandria, VA 22314-3061
(703) 838-9808
coamfte@aamft.org

Graduates of CSPP’s Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling program are eligible for licensure as Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (LPCCs) in the state of California upon completion of post-degree intern hours and passing of the licensure exams. Candidates for licensure as an LPCC in California are required to complete a total of 3,000 hours of supervised professional experience after the completion of the master’s degree. Candidates must then pass written examinations for licensure. Continuing education is required to maintain the license. Because each state has its own requirements for licensure as an LPCC, it is imperative that students planning to pursue licensure in a state other than California contact the licensing board in the applicable state for information on that state’s requirements. For further information on licensure in California or other states contact:

California Board of Behavioral Sciences
1625 North Market Blvd., Suite S-200
Sacramento, CA 95834
(916) 574-7830
www.bbs.ca.gov
BBSWebmaster@bbs.ca.gov

or

American Counseling Association
5999 Stevenson Ave.
Alexandria, VA 22304
(800) 347-6647
www.counseling.org

Graduates of CSPP’s Master of Social Work program are eligible for licensure as Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSWs) in the state of California upon completion of post-degree intern hours and passing of the licensure exams. Candidates for licensure as an LCSW in California are required to complete a total of 3,000 hours of supervised professional experience after the completion of the master’s degree. Candidates must then pass written examinations for licensure. Continuing education is required to maintain the license. Because each state has its own requirements for licensure as a LCSW, it is imperative that students planning to pursue licensure in a state other than California contact the licensing board in the applicable state for information on that state’s requirements. For further information on licensure in California or other states contact:

California Board of Behavioral Sciences
1625 North Market Blvd., Suite S-200
Sacramento, CA 95834
(916) 574-7830
www.bbs.ca.gov
BBSWebmaster@bbs.ca.gov 

or

National Association of Social Work Boards
17126 Mountain Run Vista Ct.
Culpeper, Virginia 22701
(800) 225-6880
https://www.aswb.org/
info@aswb.org 

Information about the CSPP programs can be found in Programs  section of the catalog.

San Francisco Law School

San Francisco Law School is dedicated to providing the opportunity for a quality legal education to a diverse student population, many of whom are working full-time jobs and have family responsibilities while attending law school.

For over 100 years, San Francisco Law School has been devoted to educating attorneys who embody the highest skills of the legal profession and are committed to the ethical practice of the profession.

Since its earliest days, San Francisco Law School has been a model of non-discrimination, diversity, inclusion, and opportunity. Students at San Francisco Law School seek to better their own lives and that of their families and communities. Historically, students are the first in their families to be in a doctoral program and, for some, the first to have graduated from college.

San Francisco Law School is a school of Alliant International University, an institution accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) and is approved by the U.S. Department of Education for financial assistance.

San Francisco Law School is a Registered Unaccredited Law School with the State Bar of California.

The method of instruction at this law school for the Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree program is principally by technological means including interactive classes.

Students enrolled in the J.D. degree program at this law school who successfully complete the first year of law study must pass the First-Year Law Students’ Examination required by Business and Professions Code § 6060(h) and Title 4, Division 1, Chapter 1 Rule 4.3(I) of the of the Rules of the State Bar of California as part of the requirements to qualify to take the California Bar Examination. A student who passes the First-Year Law Students’ Examination within three (3) administrations of the examination after first becoming eligible to take it will receive credit for all legal studies completed to the time the examination is passed. A student who does not pass the examination within three (3) administrations of the examination after first becoming eligible to take it must be promptly disqualified from the law school’s J.D. degree program. If the dismissed student subsequently passes the examination, the student is eligible for re-enrollment in this law school’s J.D. degree program, but will receive credit for only one year of legal study.

Study at, or graduation from, this law school may not qualify a student to take the bar examination or to satisfy the requirements for admission to practice in jurisdictions other than California. A student intending to seek admission to practice law in a jurisdiction other than California should contact the admitting authority in that jurisdiction for information regarding the legal education requirements in that jurisdiction for admission to the practice of law.

Information about the SFLS program can be found in Programs  section of the catalog.

School of Nursing and Health Sciences

The Alliant School of Nursing and Health Sciences is dedicated to preparing safe, culturally competent nurses and healthcare professionals who make a lasting impact on their patients and communities.

Offering a Pre-licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), prelicensure Master of Science in Nursing: Direct-Entry (MSN- DE), and Master of Science in Nursing: Nurse Executive programs, the School of Nursing and Health Sciences will prepare students through a model of scholarship with relevant clinical pratice or applied experiences, leveraging the latest technological innovation along with community health partnerships throughout the educational journey. 

Information about the SNHS programs can be found in Programs  section of the catalog.