Why Choose Alliant
Whether you’re studying for a master’s degree or would like to enroll in one of our undergrad programs, Alliant International University will set you up for success. From a foundation of inclusiveness, we help you understand the uniquely diverse needs facing the communities in which you’ll work. When studying at one of our undergrad, graduate, or doctorate programs at our private California university, you'll take with you the skills and confidence needed to make an impact on those communities — and the world beyond.
80% of our programs offer hands-on training through a combination of internships, practica, consulting, and community service projects that ensure you get the professional practice you need to excel in your field.
Alliant is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), with program-level accreditation by The American Psychological Association (APA), California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) & others.
Our staff and faculty work with students to harness every opportunity to present at industry conferences, publish their work, and build partnerships with industry organizations while earning their degrees.
Global Network of Impact
Alliant has nearly 50,000 alumni. From the U.S. Congress to NASA, the United Nations, non-profit organizations, and more, our alumni are transforming the world—one industry, one community, one family, and one individual at a time.
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.
An inclusive world empowered by Alliant alumni.
Alliant is committed to excellence in four areas:
- 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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
The Alliant Difference
Theory & Practice
Our model of theory paired with practice helps Alliant students become innovative agents of change. Each of our programs is designed to help develop professionals to do meaningful work that makes a lasting impact. Our approach to education combines theory and practice; scholarship and application. We provide a professional school environment in which students learn from a faculty of seasoned working professionals and receive practical training while still in school through a combination of internships, practica, consulting, and community service projects.
Purpose & Impact
At Alliant, success is measured not only in terms of the number of degrees awarded and the number of academic papers published but also by the impact students and graduates make in their communities. Alliant students contribute more than 1.2 million hours of community service each year as part of their professional education. Field placements, practica, and internships are often aimed at benefiting underserved communities, and students frequently engage in projects that address the real-time needs and issues in their surrounding communities.
Diversity & Alliance
Alliant has been a top producer of graduate degrees for minorities for the last six years and has been named one of the nation’s most military-friendly schools. Our students come from all walks of life, from the first in the family to pursue higher education to military veterans completing or re-starting their education to working professionals and graduates of community colleges as well as the Ivy League. We believe a diversity of views leads to a better environment for solving communal problems and inspires bigger thinking.