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A Sacramento College with Programs in Psychology

Alliant International University in Sacramento is nestled between the beautiful Sacramento and American rivers. As California’s state capital and the fastest-growing major city, Sacramento is notable for being a major political, financial, and medical hub in northern California. This ensures that as an Alliant student, you have a wide range of career, internship, networking, and volunteer opportunities while attending our Sacramento university to help set you up for a successful career.

We offer graduate programs in marriage and family therapy and clinical psychology. Ready to start a new career at our college in Sacramento?

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Sacramento has entered a renaissance, with the metropolitan area becoming a cultural hotspot with a vibrant arts scene. One of the most ethnically diverse and livable cities in America, the diverse student body and active student groups provide for a truly unique and engaging student experience. Sacramento is filled with enticing farm-to-fork restaurants, gastropubs, microbreweries, performance arts centers, music halls, museums, historic sites, and idyllic parks. Whether you want to explore the city or go camping for the weekend, the Sacramento campus is just a two-hour drive from San Francisco, Tahoe, or Yosemite.

The Alliant campus in Sacramento hosts approximately 200 enrolled, post-graduate, psychology students per year. The areas of faculty expertise include the fields of health psychology, neuropsychology, trauma, forensic psychology, social justice and supervision.

Ideally situated, the campus itself is just off Interstate 5 and is accessible from all major thoroughfares in the city proper. If you are looking to live in a beautiful city while achieving your higher education, choose a psychology degree in Sacramento with Alliant. 


Sacramento Graduate Programs


MA in Marital and Family Therapy

This COAMFTE-accredited graduate degree program trains and instructs students on the psychology underlying the ever-evolving complexities of the modern-day family. Once finished, graduates of the master's degree will be prepared to go out into the world and make a difference in the lives of individuals and families, no matter their circumstances.

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PsyD in Marital and Family Therapy

This COAMFTE-accredited doctoral program employs a model of scholarship that combines advanced behavioral theory with practical hands-on training. Our doctors in psychology graduate program will leave equipped to guide clients and patients towards positive, hopeful outcomes. Contact our admissions team for information on tuition fees, enrollment, student services and more.

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PsyD in Clinical Psychology, Sacramento

This is an APA-accredited doctoral education and training in clinical psychology that is aligned with contemporary theory following practitioner-scholar model. The goal is to train you to become a clinical psychologist, able to use communication and problem-solving to help others. Contact us to learn more about the Sacramento PsyD program.

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Our Faculty

We have an illustrious staff of professors who’ve made impacts within their individual fields. Notable members of the Sacramento Campus include:

Sean Davis, PhD, Professor

Dr. Sean Davis is a distinguished professor at Alliant International University. Dr. Davis' work focuses on common factors of effective marriage and family therapy treatments. He is widely published in this area, most notably having co-authored the first book on this subject and two articles for which he and his co-authors received the 2014 and 2015 article of the year award in the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, his field's top journal. Dr. Davis is also the co-author (with Dr. Michael Nichols) of Family Therapy: Concepts and Methods, and The Essentials of Family Therapy, two of the field's most widely used theory textbooks. In addition to his work on common factors, Dr. Davis enjoys international education opportunities, having taken students to Mexico and Italy.

Tatiana Glebova, PhD, Professor and Program Director

Dr. Glebova has served as Sacramento CFT branch director since 2013.  She also teaches courses on family therapy theories, diversity, and research methods. Her research interests include family therapy process, transgenerational trauma, contextual therapy, and professional burnout. Over the years she has written and co-authored dozens of publications and presented at major professional conferences nationally and internationally. She is a licensed family therapist in CA whose practice includes working with immigrant families.

Emil Rodolfa Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Psychology

Noted speaker, researcher, and lecturer, Dr. Rodolfa has taught several subjects at the Sacramento campus, notably ethics, supervision, and cognitive-behavior.

A noted fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB), he facilitates a research lab exploring psychology education and training issues. He has co-authored three books and numerous articles on education, training, and competency.

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Julie Cosenza (they/them)

Regional Director of Campus and Student Services




How to Get to our University in Sacramento

Our Sacramento campus address is:

2030 W. El Camino Ave.

Sacramento, CA 95833. 

The college campus is conveniently located, right off exit 521B of the I-5, and less than a mile from the I-80. 

Our hours are: 

9AM – 5PM Monday through Friday

Our contact number is: (916) 750-2235 to learn more about our Sacramento graduate programs.

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I have excelled in my professional career as a licensed psychologist and a licensed marriage and family therapist. I’ve fulfilled goals and also been excited for new goals. 

Katherine Wilson
CSPP Alumna
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My professional training through Alliant at Sacramento has afforded me the opportunity to pursue multiple avenues post graduation. Through the dedication and support of faculty, I have successfully presented research at national and international conferences. I’m truly grateful for the faculty and staff at the Sacramento campus as that has allowed me to thrive in the field of marriage and family therapy. 

Jennifer Valin
CSPP Alumna
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