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Psychology and Business in San Diego


From the bluffs of Del Mar to the beaches of Coronado, San Diego calls itself America’s finest city for good reason. The area's naval base, scenic coastlines, unbeatable weather, and unique dining experiences are just a few of the factors that drive a significant majority of the approximate 600 graduate students to begin their careers and call San Diego home upon graduating. As a noted biotechnological, medical, and military hub, San Diego gives Alliant students a variety of internship and career opportunities to choose from. 

Nestled between the beaches and mountains, the San Diego campus rests on the tree-lined hillside of Scripps Ranch. Conveniently situated just off Interstate-15, you can take a short drive to explore either the beach, downtown, or the mountains.

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The expansive San Diego campus hosts several classroom buildings and the Walter library. It also boasts campus-wide Wi-Fi, two computer labs, video conference facilities, conference rooms, and scenic study areas. Such amenities of the grad school in San Diego ensure that you have all the tools you need to succeed academically.

If you are looking for a San Diego business school or psychology school, you can find the classes and coursework you need at our San Diego campus. Check out our financial aid and scholarship resources.
 

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San Diego Psychology Degrees

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MA in Marital and Family Therapy

This COAMFTE-accredited master's program teaches students about the evolving practices and study of psychology in light of changing societal norms and views towards family and marriage. Graduates of the College in San Diego for psychology will be given the requisite skills and knowledge they need to empathize with and treat patients.

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MA in Organizational Psychology

This masters in psychology degree offered at our San Diego campus master's degree focuses on industrial/organizational psychology and gives graduates the practices and tools they need to succeed in the business world, from communication to leadership.

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PhD in Clinical Psychology, San Diego

This APA-accredited, research-heavy doctoral program centers on training academics in their furthered pursuit of scholastic knowledge and study. The San Diego clinical psychology program follows an integrated scholar-practitioner model that will help graduate researchers in their pursuit of grant funding.

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PsyD in Clinical Psychology, San Diego

This is an APA-accredited doctoral program that follows a practitioner-scholar model, based on modern research and psychological theory. The graduate study program aims to turn pupils into clinical psychologists, equipped to handle the varied needs of a diverse and complex client base.

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PsyD in Marital and Family Therapy

This COAMFTE-accredited doctoral program encourages students to learn both in the classroom and through hands-on experiences. The combination of theory with practice leads to doctors who are able to help clients or patients work through their relationship issues and move towards favorable outcomes.

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San Diego Business Degrees

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Certificate in Financial Management

This ACBSP-accredited program teaches students about finance and accounting, and the analytical skills they need to succeed in the world of finance. The three-course program prepares graduates to succeed in a corporation, bank, or financial institution.

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Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

This is a doctoral program that focuses on collaborative research, quantitative analysis, and advanced statistics to give students an edge in the business world. The DBA program is focused and concentrated, and although you may choose to take longer, you can earn your doctoral degree or DBA in as few as three years. We embolden the next generation of global business leaders.

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Master of Business Administration (MBA)

This MBA program arms students with the knowledge they need to be masters of their business sector. From the classroom to the board room, our MBA graduate degree students emerge prepared to pursue making their mark.

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MBA in Hospitality Management

This is an intensive and innovative graduate program that prepares you to become an effective hospitality industry leader. Through on-campus coursework, you'll hone the critical thinking, leadership, management, and entrepreneurial skills required to compete in a diverse global economy.

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Executive-Style MBA with a Concentration in Hospitality Management

This MBA program is delivered in an executive style that includes one year of study and two years of paid work at one of our partner hotels. Thanks to grants and an interest-free payment plan, the program is affordable for prospective students looking forward to studying and working in the USA. The program is offered at both the Los Angeles and San Diego campuses, and is taught in an executive format with online synchronous weekly classes plus in-person classes once per month*.

* Two to three days in-person attendance on weekends or weekdays to be decided.

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MS in Data Analytics

A master's of science in data analytics can be achieved on campus or online. This graduate study program gives you statistical modeling, in-depth analysis, forecasting, and operational problem-solving tools to help you master the machine.

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MS in Healthcare Analytics

In this program you’ll explore the seemingly endless roles and occupations that support the healthcare system, and learn how to use analytics to optimize the system. 

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PhD in Leadership

This is a doctoral program created by both the California School of Management and Leadership and the California School of Professional Psychology, uniting theoretical, strategic, and organizational studies to better understand the philosophy and psychology that inspires great leadership.

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Our Faculty


Alliant International University faculty is filled with top-notch educators. Meet just a few of our San Diego staff: 

Carolyn Allard PhD, Program Director and Associate Professor

Dr. Allard is a licensed psychologist, and a well-known researcher and speaker. As the program director, Dr. Allard focuses her research on the effects of interpersonal trauma versus non-interpersonal trauma. 

Dr. Allard has her board certification in clinical psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). Prior to Alliant, she spent more than a decade acting as program director of the Military Sexual Trauma and Interpersonal Trauma Clinic and San Diego Advanced Fellowship in Women's Health at the Veteran's Affairs San Diego Healthcare System. She has written and co-authored several books, articles, and papers, and has been interviewed for her expertise on both television and radio.

Liana Abascal PhD, Associate Professor

A clinical psychologist that maintains both a private practice as well as a busy teaching schedule. Dr. Abascal teaches statistics, health psychology, and research methods. 

For nearly two decades, she has been heavily involved in clinical and research work on a variety of health-related topics, including eating disorders, obesity, diabetes, and chronic disease prevention. As such, she has held roles with the Behavioral Diabetes Institute as well as the UCSD Eating Disorders Center, and the Rady Children’s Hospital.

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Michelle Elghardgui
Campus Director
Michelle.Elghardgui@lempimuona.com
(858) 635-4829

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How to Get to Alliant’s Grad School in San Diego


Alliant International University of San Diego is just off exit 14, Pomerado Road. We’re close to Scripps Ranch and the Elliot Chaparral Reserve. 

Our San Diego Campus address is: 

10455 Pomerado Rd. 

San Diego, CA 92131

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Our hours are: 

9AM – 5PM Monday - Friday

Our contact number is: (858) 780-5771

Our admissions team is available to answer questions you may have about earning a college degree at Alliant International University. You can also learn about tuition and fees here.

 

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In my experience with Alliant, it was very clear from the start that there was a commitment to education being the great equalizer. I feel like I got tools through my learning at Alliant that are allowing me to become a better teacher and reach out to everyone in my classrooms.

Evelyn Serrano
CSOE Alumna
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