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Working in the field of psychology offers many career opportunities, and in our graduate programs, you'll learn about the science and application of psychology in mental health, counseling, critical thinking, and other relevant areas—setting you up for career success.

Our advanced degree programs are designed to help you gain the skills needed to succeed and advance in your career. All of our Clinical Psychology programs are accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA), making sure you are receiving the very best education possible.
 
We’re proud to offer in-person and online programs that prepare you to pursue your personal and professional goals. 

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Accredited – Alliant is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) with programmatic specialty accreditation where applicable.

Focused on Practical, Real-World Experience – Our programs offer opportunities for hands-on experience to develop your skills.

Connected with Diverse Faculty and Alumni – There are thousands of alumni across the world that have gone on to build successful careers in diverse industries including education, technology, and public policy.

Aimed at the Student Experience – We have strong partnerships for research projects, internships, and networking. Our classes allow faculty to get to know students as academic colleagues and professionals.

Transform your experience into expertise and your expertise into leadership. Join the thousands of Alliant alumni who are making a difference in their organizations and communities.

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Make an Impact that Lasts a Lifetime

You have a vision of the leader you want to be; let Alliant International University help you bring your vision to life. We educate tomorrow’s leaders and help them to embrace their futures with respect for inclusion, cultural awareness, technical competence, and intellectual curiosity. Alliant prepares life-long leaders to be agents of change, improving the lives of people in their communities and around the world.

We’re proud to offer in-person and online programs that prepare you to pursue your personal and professional goals. Learn more about our programs below.

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MS in Clinical Psychopharmacology

If you are a licensed clinical psychologist and want to improve the mental health of your community and make a true impact on individuals suffering from a mental illness, consider enrolling in this program to understand medicine’s role in psychology and how you can help shape the future of psychopharmacology.

PhD in Clinical Psychology

This program will expand your knowledge and skills in this critical field. With a focus on mental health and human behavior, you’ll learn to understand the psychological processes underlying human behavior and the tools used to apply this knowledge in clinical practice, resulting in improving the health and well-being of communities.

Featured Programs

PsyD in Clinical Psychology

This program offers a variety of challenging courses to give you the knowledge needed to succeed as a health service psychologist. Along with clinical training, evidence-based practice, and professional guidance, you’ll get hands-on experience through a number of different learning opportunities with other professionals in the field.

Advanced Practice Certificate Programs:

  • Advanced Situational Awareness and Safety 
  • Conflict Resolution and Peace Studies* 
  • E-Learning Instructional Design 
  • Forensic Linguistics* 
  • Forensic Victimology* 
  • Fundamentals of Correctional Psychology (with or without assessment) * 
  • Fundamentals of Military and Veterans Psychology* 
  • Fundamentals of Police Psychology (with or without assessment) *
  • RESPOND Law Enforcement-Mental Health Response Team 
  • TeleMental Health* 
  • Disaster Response and Emergency Management 
  • Firefighter Behavioral Health 
  • Peer Counseling 
  • Threat Assessment 
  • Trial Consulting

Certificates are offered through the newly launched Institute for the Advancement of Forensic Behavioral Science, Public Safety, and Justice.

*Select certificates will be accepted for transfer credit toward select three-unit courses in the MS in Forensic Behavior Science or MS in Forensic Administration and Leadership; up to two certificates can be transferred.

Each Advanced Practice Certificate offers nine units of credit. You’ll take three courses over three eight-week terms—all entirely online, and all taught by practicing professionals who are recognized as experts.

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PsyD in Marital and Family Therapy

When you’re ready to advance beyond your master’s degree, a PsyD in Marriage and Family Therapy degree will expand your ability to treat your clients holistically. This field of psychology focuses on each aspect of who we are as individuals in various communities, taught through a model of scholarship and hands-on practice.

PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Learn to break down barriers in the workplace and build bridges that connect diverse perspectives we all bring to the table. This program is for those who understand that the health of an organization depends on the health of everyone in it, and want to help organizations and the people within them reach new heights of success.

PsyD in Organization Development

As modern businesses become increasingly complex, organizations must find effective ways to remain competitive. Organization development can make a difference in developing individual competencies, increasing team effectiveness, realigning culture, or improving structures, systems, and practices to enhance performance.

Certificate in Clinical Psychology, Doctoral Respecialization

This program offers a specialized curriculum, which includes both academic work and clinical training experiences, for students who have already earned a doctorate in psychology (or a closely related field) from an accredited institution and wish to re-specialize in clinical psychology, usually to become a license-eligible psychologist.

Certificate in LGBT Human Services and Mental Health

This certificate is designed to develop competencies in working with lesbian, gay male, bisexual and transgender individuals, couples and families. The program focuses on multicultural competencies specific to the intersecting identities of LGBTQ clients, historical and cultural influences impacting LGBTQ clients, and best practices for assessing and addressing issues in LGBTQ mental health.

Partner Benefits

CSPP offers members of Psi Chi generous scholarship opportunities for those who qualify.

Preferred pricing is not guaranteed. Limitations and exclusions apply. Contact your partnership development representative to inquire about eligibility and terms and conditions.

MA in Clinical Counseling

In this program, you’ll develop skills and expertise in diagnosing, treating, and guiding individuals and groups as they work to overcome disability, grow, and embrace change. You’ll gain hands-on experience, counseling individuals who are struggling and get the training you need to become an outstanding clinical mental health counselor.

MA in Marriage and Family Therapy

As a graduate from this program you’ll have the education and skills you need to flourish in your career as a couple and family therapist. Some of the topics touched on include parent-child therapy, group therapy, trauma and crisis intervention, and more. Find out how you can provide people with tools to make their lives better.