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All CSPP programs integrate coursework and practical experience. You'll choose from courses designed to develop multicultural competencies in the behavioral science professions.

We believe that advanced degrees and expertise are meaningless unless they are used as an instrument for the greater good. CSPP students are motivated by advocacy and service because many have personally experienced the toll mental health issues take on people and communities

Collectively, CSPP students provide over one million hours of service annually to their communities. The contributions that CSPP students make to this nation are truly inspiring.

Field placements, practica, 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.

Transform your Experience into Expertise 

A Diverse Network of Experts and Leaders 

Every CSPP student immediately becomes part of a network of experienced professionals committed to using their expertise to make an impact in the lives of their patients and within the communities and organizations they serve. 

Forming a network of over 16,000 graduates, CSPP alumni work as therapists, educators, advocates, policy-makers, supervisors, researchers, administrators and consultants in communities and organizations across the globe

Take that step towards the career you want.

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Continuing the Legacy of Professional Practice

Founded in 1969, our cornerstone school, the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP), was one of the nation’s first free-standing schools of professional psychology. Today, CSPP continues its commitment to preparing the next generation mental health professionals and advocates. 

Our dedication to ensuring every community’s access to quality mental health care extends from integrated care to inclusive family therapy, and our students and alumni begin making an impact in the communities they serve from the moment they set foot in our classrooms. 

Through our distinguished faculty, CSPP continues its legacy of thought leadership that was established by our renowned faculty like Abraham Maslow, Carl Rogers, and Viktor Frankl. Because our faculty train their students to become both their colleagues as leaders in the field and the next generation of thought leaders, our alumni have gone on to become leaders in their communities. Alumni like Travis Bradburry, Author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0; Davina Kotulsi, LGBT advocate; and Mark Blankenship, Executive Vice President of Jack in the Box and leading voice for corporate diversity and inclusion, continue to use their education as a tool for societal change and lasting impact. 

Study at Any of Our California Campuses

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APA Accredited

The largest of the five schools at Alliant, CSPP embodies the university’s focus as a professional practice university in a multicultural and international context. CSPP has been recognized nationally and internationally for its expertise in and commitment to preparing behavioral science professionals to work effectively with diverse populations. 

At CSPP, cultural competence is at our core. Our programs integrate scholarship with professional practice within this context. CSPP graduates understand how to effectively work with people of every color and creed and organizations of every shape and size.

CSPP Embodies Diversity and Inclusion

California School of Professional Psychology

1,000,000 HOURS

Alliant students contribute more than one million hours of community service each year as part of their professional education.

  • APA-accredited doctoral programs in Clinical Psychology
  • COAMFTE-accredited master’s and doctoral programs in Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Master’s and doctoral programs in Organizational Psychology
  • A master’s program in Clinical Counseling
  • A national online postdoctoral master’s program in Clinical Psychopharmacology
  • International master’s, doctoral and cultural immersion programs 
  • Undergraduate psychology bachelor's degree program in San Diego

Degrees of Impact

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Not all programs are available online or to residents in all states. Programs vary by location and modality; see the Academic Catalog for detail. Alliant is a private university accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). We are an equal opportunity employer and educator. For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information visit alliant.edu/consumer.

The Clinical Psychology PhD and PsyD programs offered on the Fresno, Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego and San Francisco campuses are individually accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). 

The Marriage and Family Therapy Master's and Doctoral Programs at Alliant are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE), 112 South Alfred Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314, (703) 838-9808, coa@aamft.org. 

For complete accreditation information, including accreditor contact details, visit: http://www.alliant.edu/about-alliant/accreditation/