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Alliant International University
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One Beach Street
San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 955-2100

About the College

The Alliant International University was created with the joining of the United States International University (USIU) and the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP). Alliant International University is an independent non-profit institution of higher education. In order to understand the history of the college you must delve into the past of the two institutions that were joined to create this college.

California School of Professional Psychology

The California School of Professional Psychology was established in 1969 and was the first independent graduate school of professional psychology. The school offered majors in the clinical practice of psychotherapy and assessment, community change and organizational development, community psychology, clinical psychology, developmental psychology, and child and family life. The school changed its name in 2000 to Alliant University.

United States International University

The United States International University was established in 1952 but did not receive this name until 1967. The college has campuses through the US and the world including such locations as England, France, Canada, and Japan. The college offered bachelors, masters, and doctoral programs in business, education, psychology, international relations, performing and visual arts.


The San Francisco Campus opened in the fall of 2004. Today it offers seventeen classrooms, two computer labs, two teleconference buildings, a student lounge, a staff lounge, an Alumni reading room, and research space. The schools you will find on the San Francisco campus include the California School of Professional Psychology, the California School of Forensic Studies, the Hufstedler School of Education, and the Marshall Goldsmith School of Management.

Programs offered at this campus include Clinical Psychology (PhD), Clinical Psychology (PsyD), Educational Admin (EdD), Educational Admin Higher Ed (MA), Educational Admin K-12 (MA), Education Leadership and Mgmt (EdD), Educational Psychology (MA with PPS), Educational Psychology (PsyD), Forensic Psychology (PsyD), Organization Development (MAOD), Organizational Psychology (MAOP), Organizational Psychology (PhD), Organizational Psychology (Post-Doctoral Respecialization), School Psychology, Teaching: Intern Early Completion Option (ECO), Teaching: Student Teaching, and Teaching: Standard Intern.

College Type: 4-year, Private not-for-profit

Offering: Master's degree, Doctor's degree

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