The Fresno & Sacramento campuses offer a doctoral (PsyD) program in Organization Development (OD). This PsyD degree program, the only one of its kind in the United States, prepares people for careers as consultants, leaders/managers, or other organizational change agents. Graduates are also prepared to be faculty in local community college districts and other academic institutions in the area of organizational training and consultation, a high need-high growth field.
The program addresses the need for increasingly complex and multifaceted organizational and management skills that encompass several disciplines. The first year focuses on the individual as a scholar-practitioner (organizational skills and foundation); the second year focuses on themes and cultures of organizations with professional training placements; the third year focuses on practice in the global community with orientation toward completion of the PsyD project and professional issues seminars.
This three-year, part-time post-master’s program has been developed with the needs of the adult learner in mind and is accessible to adults with multiple responsibilities. The intensive weekend executive format course schedule (Friday evening, Saturday, and Sunday) makes it possible for students to attend from the greater San Joaquin Valley, Sacramento, and more distant communities.
Alliant International University is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).