Alliant International University Graduate Program Reviews

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(4.2 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 83 respondents

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  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Programmatic Accreditation: APA
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 4,201 (917 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 13 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 43% part-time, 57% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $21,746
Source: NCES

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4.2 out of 5.0
Degree: Marriage & Family Therapy
Graduation Year: 2017

This school is for any student looking to build a career in the therapist world. They offer a masters and doctoral level of education, and although it is expensive, if you work and do it right you can manage. Professors are knowledgable, efficient, and supportive. Not your typical 100 people per classroom, as classes are small in size which allows for better learning. I've been here 5 years, and will be sad to leave this year as they have become my family.
4.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Clinical Psychology
Graduation Year: 2021

Alliant International University and the CSPP (California School of Professional Psychology) together are quite wonderful. The application process is very straight forward, the interview process is formal and far more easy going than one would initially believe, and the faculty and staff on campus are wonderful. There is a real atmosphere of compassion, growth, and understanding on campus from the faculty, staff, and students in the cohort. Everyone is incredibly driven in a variety of regards and it is really refreshing to see how much effort everyone puts into everything they do. Being that this is both a graduate and undergraduate campus, I think it's important to recognize that there is a real environment for growth both personally and professionally since there are quite a few graduate students involved in the different aspects of campus life. I definitely recommend this school for anyone who is driven to learn more about Psychology and to progress in their education, as well as wanting to experience a different atmosphere than most larger institutions offer.
4.14 out of 5.0
Degree: School Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016

The pros of the program are the small class sizes that allow for more one on one instruction, the availability of most professors, and the monthly check ins on our practicum hours and experiences. The cons would be the living expense, specifically for the campus in Irvine, it's costly, so I commute. In addition, the seven to eight week courses make it difficult for instructors sometimes to cover all desired areas and the lack of more food options at the school site, however, there are nearby restaurants.
4.54 out of 5.0
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2018

This program has been a great with the amount of coursework and the ability to give us competitive clinical experience. The only thing I would change is to increase the preparation towards the comp exams.
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2019

Pros: Talented and reputable well-known professors, networking advantages, small cohort, intimate class sizes, great clinical experience, research opportunities Cons: Administration, shortened program, communication
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2018

The program costs a lot, but you receive a stellar education. The faculty are very knowledgeable and have vast experience working in the field. The library services are the best I have experienced, and I came from a top tier undergraduate institution.
4.21 out of 5.0
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2019

Pros: Faculty and staff care a lot about the students and support their project idea. Staff and faculty is usually available and flexible in accommodating students. They are respectful and welcome new ideas. They are willing to work with students. Cheap city to live in Cons: Small school Fresno area is not as nice area
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2017

I'm currently a Ph.D student in the Organizational Psychology program graduating in 2017. This school is truly amazing because the professors really know how to provide material and readings that are related to real world situations. It is a very applied program where you will learn how to handle several situations in the real world. The professors provide the students with cases that challenge our brains and require critical thinking. The professors in this program are extremely talented and know how to teach us what we need to learn in order for the students to succeed in their careers. The only con I have is that the tuition is somewhat expensive, but if you can surpass that I would highly recommend attending this school for this program.
4.29 out of 5.0
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2018

There are many positive aspects to the PhD in Clinical Psychology program at the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University. The pros of attending this program are that you receive great support, mentorship, and guidance from faculty and staff, the student population is very diverse, the program is challenging, the LA campus is beautiful, and there is a good balance between clinical and research focus. On the other hand, the cons of CSPP is that the cost of attendance is pretty high, the school just became a for-profit university, and, as a result, many of the faculty have resigned. Overall, I would highly recommend the PhD in Clinical Psychology program at CSPP to any student pursuing a higher education.
3.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2019

The biggest pros of this program is that everyone is very supportive (faculty and students) and that the program has a great reputation. The biggest con is the cost - it is extremely expensive and there are no stipends of financial aid.
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