The Alliant Family of Schools

Alliant offers students a choice of five schools leading to degrees in the professions of psychology, forensics, education, business and law. Alliant operates across seven California campuses (Fresno, Irvine, Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego, and two in San Francisco) and internationally in Mexico City with additional programs in Tokyo and Hong Kong.

While all the schools within the Alliant family are distinctive, Alliant’s schools are united by a common commitment to "professional practice".  Two key components for training students to successfully enter professional practice are:

  • We prepare students for independent, knowledge-based careers of service and leadership in a variety of fields in which their future success depends upon the mastery of a specialized body of knowledge and skills.  Many of our programs prepare students for formal licensure in a recognized field of professional practice.
  • We emphasize the practical application of knowledge, and our approach to education incorporates both theory and practice. In most of our programs, students learn in the field as well as in the classroom.

Alliant's Schools

The Alliant School of Management (ASM) provides students with the opportunity to gain real-world management experience – both locally and internationally - through consulting assignments, internships, professional development and community service.  Its graduates have gone on to become successful business leaders in over 100 countries. Located in San Diego and in Mexico City, ASM offers a truly international campus environment that promotes diversity and inclusion and prepares students for the global marketplace.

The California School of Forensic Studies (CSFS) is at the forefront of pioneering and expanding the traditional definitions of forensics and forensic studies. CSFS specializes in training professionals to become culturally competent practitioners who possess broad-based knowledge of how the practice of criminology intersects with the systems linked to the field of criminal justice. At the core of CSFS' programs is the master's in Applied Criminology. A bachelor's in Criminal Justice Systems is also offered.

The California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) offers graduate programs in Clinical Psychology, Couple and Family Therapy, Organizational Psychology, Clinical Counseling and Clinical Psychopharmacology, with campuses throughout California and international programs in Hong Kong, Tokyo  and Mexico. CSPP is a leader in emphasizing applied training in the behavioral sciences. All programs provide extensive field training that prepares students to work with diverse client groups in diverse settings.

The Hufstedler School of Education (HSOE) gives educators the skills they need to truly make a difference, preparing them to teach, lead, and counsel in one of the most diverse educational environments in the country. Named for the first United States Secretary of Education, HSOE offers a variety of degree and credential programs: TeachersCHOICE teaching programs, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and the California Teachers of English Learners’ Cross-cultural Language and Academic Development  (CLAD) certificate programs, programs in Educational Leadership and in Educational and School Psychology.

The San Francisco Law School (SFLS) pioneered the first evening law program in the Western United States and was among the first law schools to actively recruit women. SFLS continues to focus on students who may not have opportunities for traditional legal education. Graduates of SFLS have distinguished themselves in leadership positions in governmental/policy and legislative positions, in the judiciary, in public service as district attorneys and public defenders, and as established California attorneys in private practice.