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Why Choose Alliant

Find out what a professional practice model really means.


The Alliant Difference

Alliant Mission and Vision

Our Mission: 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.

Our Vision: An inclusive world empowered by Alliant alumni.

Our Values:

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Theory and Practice

The model of theory, paired with practice, helps you enter your profession with confidence. Each of our programs is designed to train you 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 you 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 and Impact

Your success is measured not only in terms of the number of degrees awarded and the quantity of academic papers published, but also by the impact you make in your community. Alliant students contribute many 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 and Alliance

Our students come from all walks of life, from the first in the family to pursue a 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.


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Global Network of Impact

Alliant has nearly 50,000 alumni making an impact across the world. 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.

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Hands-On Training

A combination of internships, practice, consulting, and community service projects will ensure that you have the professional practice you need to begin making an impact in your field from the moment you take your first step off of the commencement stage.



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), and others.


Industry Immersion

Staff and faculty work with you to harness every opportunity to present your papers and discoveries at industry conferences, publish your work, and encourage you to build partnerships with industry organizations while earning your degree.


Small Classes, Individual Attention

Faculty are pioneers in their fields and prepare each of their students to continue their legacy. You’ll work with them with the expectation that you will one day join them in the top echelon of industry experts as future colleagues.


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Alliant Pillars, Our Commitment to Excellence

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Education for Professional Practice

Alliant 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.

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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.

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Community Engagement

Alliant 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.



One of the greatest things taught to me throughout my journey at Alliant was not from a textbook, or even from a lecture from the professors, it was the ability to understand by experience. This gift taught throughout my experience allows me to understand how impactful I can be both within my professional life and within my community.

Jessie Ramirez
Alliant Alumna

Alliant 2022

Here is Alliant's 5-year Strategic Plan, which outlines how we plan to grow and change and become the best version of Alliant we can be by the year 2022.


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