In 2001, USIU and CSPP merged, forming Alliant with San Francisco Law School (SFLS) joining in 2010. From 1909 through today, one constant remains: We specialize in preparing students for careers of impact through our model of academic rigor paired with hands-on training.
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.
CSPP is the home of several interdisciplinary research institutes, each of which is focused on an area of urgent importance. Students have the opportunity to participate in the activities of these institutes and, through them, to work with faculty from across the Alliant system.
You can search the topics of CSPP’s graduate research from the Alliant library page. Some students work on their doctoral research in research clusters with faculty; others choose to explore an area of their own interest, often related to an academic emphasis.
Career Impact is a valuable career preparation tool designed for students. Offering a fun and exciting way to connect with employers, view and apply to jobs and internships as well as a platform to build unique and engaging profiles. Career Impact has over 400 custom made short-form videos and the ability to utilize open chat to connect with staff and students for career prep issues. Use it to create a repository of your favorite important links, videos, and other resources.
The Office of International Student Services (ISS) provides support to both prospective and current international students. Whether you have a personal, immigration, financial, academic, or legal problem, the ISS is available to help you. Sometimes you may simply want to talk to someone. We understand and we are here for you whenever you need us. Our office organizes various special seminars and programs on international cultures. These seminars are open to the public. Furthermore, we sponsor lectures and friendship luncheons with community organizations.
Alliant students have several housing options in the San Diego area. We encourage you to explore this second largest city in California. Listed below are some housing choices geared toward university students. Please note these housing options are not affiliated with Alliant University and are listed as information only.
The collections of the Alliant Library are represented in the University’s online library catalog and total over 140,000 physical volumes, 300 current print journal subscriptions, and 1,500 videos. The Alliant Library shares access to online resources, including 50 research databases, full-text content from over 16,000 journals, and 70,000 e-books.
Alliant is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) and offers programs accredited by The American Psychological Association (APA), the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC), and the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE), among others.
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