Alliant International University



Alliant International University

Alliant was formed on July 1, 2001 by the combination of two legacy institutions: The California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) and United States International University (USIU). Each of these institutions was a pioneer in higher education. Alliant’s schools are all pioneers in professional education and in preparing students for a wide variety of professional careers of leadership and service.  Education and training at Alliant works to prepare practitioners who are equipped to make significant contributions  right from the start of their careers, and on through their professional lives.





Today, Alliant International University comprises five Schools (Alliant School of Management, California School of Professional Psychology, California School of Forensic Studies,San Francisco Law School and the Shirley M. Hufstedler School of Education,) in six California cities (Fresno, Irvine, Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego and San Francisco) and three international locations (Mexico City, Tokyo and Hong Kong). Alliant also maintains an affiliation with the Presidio Graduate School, one of the nation’s first schools devoted to sustainable management.




  • The California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP)
  • The Alliant School of Management (ASM) 
  • The Shirley M. Hufstedler School of Education (HSOE)
  • The California School of Forensic Studies (CSFS)
  • San Francisco Law School



  • Business and Management
  • Education
  • Forensic Studies
  • Law
  • Psychology, Couple & Family Therapy and Mental Health



  • Fresno Campus : Graduate Programs
  • Irvine - Orange County Campus : Graduate Programs
  • Los Angeles Campus : Graduate Programs
  • Sacramento Campus : Graduate Programs
  • San Diego Campus : Undergraduate & Graduate Programs
  • San Francisco – Haight Street Campus : Law School
  • San Francisco – Beach Street Campus : Graduate Programs
  • Hong Kong : Graduate Programs
  • Mexico City Campus : Graduate & Undergraduate Programs
  • Tokyo : Graduate Programs



Featured Student

Meet Shameem Heetun, Fulbright Scholar at Alliant's School of Management! She came to the U.S. from her native country of Mauritius, an island off the eastern coast of Madagascar, to pursue a doctoral degree in strategic management at Alliant’s San Diego campus. ''I am an engineer who took on an accounting career and qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant. I worked for one of the Big4 accounting firms worldwide and am now a Fulbright Scholar studying towards my doctorate degree in strategic management.
I think that believing in oneself is the best way to go forward and no mountain is too high to climb. I've visited four continents.''