Adler School of Professional Psychology - Master's Degree

Adler University is the oldest independent school of psychology in North America. The University includes a home campus in the Chicago Loop and a growing campus in downtown Vancouver.

  • Average Tuition USD 36,400

School Description

Adler University is named for Alfred Adler (1870–1937), a physician, psychotherapist, and founder of Adlerian psychology, sometimes called individual psychology.He is considered the first community psychologist, because his work pioneered attention to community life, prevention, and population health. Among Adler’s advocates and followers was Adler University founder Rudolf Dreikurs (1897–1972), a psychiatrist who immigrated to Chicago in 1937 after Adler’s death.

Master Programs

  • 17 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60602, United States

    Criminal Justice

    USD 13,600 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply theories and practices of organization management and criminal justice to the administration of public law enforcement agencies and operations. Includes instruction in law enforcement history and theory, operational command leadership, administration of public police organizations, labor relations, incident response strategies, legal and regulatory responsibilities, budgeting, public relations, and organizational leadership.

  • 17 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60602, United States

    Criminology

    USD 13,600 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic study of crime as a sociopathological phenomenon, the behavior of criminals, and the social institutions evolved to respond to crime. Includes instruction in the theory of crime, psychological and social bases of criminal behavior, social value systems and the theory of punishment, criminal law and criminal justice systems, penology, rehabilitation and recidivism, studies of specific types of crime, social attitudes and policy, and applications to specific issues in law enforcement administration and policy.

  • 17 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60602, United States

    Humanities

    USD 13,600 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on combined studies and research in the humanities subjects as distinguished from the social and physical sciences, emphasizing languages, literatures, art, music, philosophy and religion.

  • 17 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60602, United States

    Leadership

    USD 13,600 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on leadership skills that can be applied to a business, government, non-profit, or educational setting. Includes instruction in organizational planning, dynamics of leadership, finance, team building, conflict resolution and mediation, communication and other management skills.

  • 17 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60602, United States

    Management

    USD 13,600 Tuition Fee

    A program that provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to adapt in a rapidly changing, dynamic, and competitive global marketplace

  • 17 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60602, United States

    Organizational Psychology

    USD 13,600 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the scientific study of individual and group behavior in institutional settings, applications to related problems of organization and industry, and that may prepare individuals to apply such principles in industrial and organizational settings. Includes instruction in group behavior theory, organizational theory, reward/punishment structures, human-machine and human-computer interactions, motivation dynamics, human stress studies, environmental and organizational influences on behavior, alienation and satisfaction, and job testing and assessment.

  • 17 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60602, United States

    Psychology

    USD 13,600 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the scientific study of the behavior of individuals, independently or collectively, and the physical and environmental bases of mental, emotional, and neurological activity.

  • 17 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60602, United States

    Public Affairs

    USD 13,600 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic analysis of public policy issues and decision processes. Includes instruction in the role of economic and political factors in public decision-making and policy formulation, microeconomic analysis of policy issues, resource allocation and decision modeling, cost/benefit analysis, statistical methods, and applications to specific public policy topics.

  • 17 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60602, United States

    Public Health

    USD 13,600 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares registered nurses to promote health and provide preventive and curative nursing services for groups or communities under the supervision of a public health agency. Includes instruction in community and rural health, family therapy and intervention, disease prevention, health education, and community health assessment.

  • 17 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60602, United States

    Sociology

    USD 13,600 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic study of human social institutions and social relationships. Includes instruction in social theory, sociological research methods, social organization and structure, social stratification and hierarchies, dynamics of social change, family structures, social deviance and control, and applications to the study of specific social groups, social institutions, and social problems.

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Admission Requirements

  • Minimum incoming TOEFL 79
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 7.00

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    Established in 1952

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    In the United States, Adler’s M.A. in Counseling: Art Therapy programs is among the first, largest and most well-known.

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          • Testimony
            1996-2002, M.A, Psychological Counseling

            he Adlerian concept of Social Interest is what drew me to Adler because it was so consistent with my own observations of healthy psychological functioning in the Addictions work and ministry I had been doing. I was pleased to have recieved a well rounded education that still serves me today in my work as a counselor. It also gave me the tools I needed to take and pass the state exams for LPC and LCPC. I have found recollections of almost all of my classes, professors, and students. I highly recommend Adler School!

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            , Certificate of Psychotherapy

            As an alum and Trustee of Adler, I'm especially proud of the School's growth, which is rooted in Alfred Adler's pioneering concept of social interest and continues to be trailblazing today in the development of socially responsible leadership.

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            1992, MA, Counseling Psychology

            An outstanding preparation for multiple walks of life is gaining awareness of the Adlerian perspective on the human psyche and interpersonal relationships. A wonderful foundation for employment in the mental health field.