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Alliant's Mission and Four Pillars
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.

Alliant is committed to excellence in four areas:

1.Education for Professional Practice
Alliant s 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.

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.

3.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.

4.Community Engagement
Alliant s 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.

Why Choose Alliant International University?

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.

One of the University s key beliefs is that students benefit from an education relevant to current community issues and based on a combination of academic theory in the classroom and hands-on experience in the field. This practical integration of theory and practice helps Alliant students to be innovative change agents, solving the real-world issues of today s diverse, global society.

Alliant provides a professional school environment students learn from a faculty of seasoned working professionals and most receive practical training while still in school, through a combination of internships, practicums, consulting and community service projects.

The academic experience at Alliant exposes students to a diverse community of students, faculty and staff which encourages different points of view, thinking outside the box and taking risks to address community challenges. The current student body at Alliant comes from 49 states and more than 75 countries.

Alliant has been a top producer of graduate degrees for minorities for the last four years. Our students come from all walks of life - first in the family to pursue a higher education, military veterans completing/re-starting their education, working professionals, graduates of community colleges as well as the Ivy League. We believe a diversity of views leads to a better environment for solving community problems and inspires bigger thinking.

Close mentoring relationships with our faculty provide students at Alliant with a nurturing and supportive environment. Combined with the diverse environment, students consistently say they are able to discover opportunities they might never find on their own.

At Alliant, success is measured not only in terms of the number of degrees awarded and the number of academic papers published, but also by the impact students and graduates make in the communities in which they work. Our 45,000+ alumni contribute daily to diverse communities around the world.

Field placements, practicums and internships are often aimed at benefiting underserved communities. Students frequently engage in community-based projects that address real needs and issues in their surrounding communities. Alliant students contribute more than one million hours of community service each year as part of their professional education.


The courses, professors, students, and staff were all great. San Diego was such a nice place when I was there. I am glad I chose the program.