You believe a better world is possible, and you want to be part of it. We share your vision.
Adler University educates students to engage the world and create a more just society. Established in 1952 to build on the pioneering work of Alfred Adler, the first community psychologist, the University offers master’s and doctoral degree programs for social change. Students enroll and complete degree programs at our urban campuses in downtown Chicago and Vancouver.
We offer rigorous programs and learning experiences in the classroom and around the world—all focused on advancing social justice in fields from public policy and administration, to fast-growing specialties in counseling and psychology. In Vancouver, these include graduate degrees for socially responsible careers in counselling, organizational psychology, art therapy, and clinical psychology—including western Canada’s first Psy.D. program.
Our students study in diverse local and international environments. They benefit from small classes, and close-knit program networks. Through intensive coursework and field-based training that provides real-world experience, they graduate prepared for an evolving job market and emerging fields that address ever-changing social needs—locally, nationally, and globally.
Our alumni lead social change in diverse careers, in teaching and research, private practice and consulting, business, healthcare, social services and the not-for-profit sector, and government. In our most recent Chicago Campus alumni survey, nearly 91% of respondents report being employed within a year of graduation.
Our faculty of practitioner-educators are leaders in their fields with high academic standards. They are devoted to students’ success, as mentors inside and beyond the classroom. Academic support and coaching, professional development seminars, active alumni networking, and dozens of student organizations provide additional support for our students.
Our students benefit from small classes, close-knit program networks, and a highly diverse faculty of experienced practitioners, educators, mentors and scholars. Our faculty members are leaders in their fields with high academic standards, and devoted to students’ success. We offer traditional classroom programs with full- and part-time options, and weekday, evening, and weekend classes.
Recognized nationally and internationally for our mission-driven curricula, Adler University partners with more than 850 organizations, and also throughout British Columbia, enabling students to gain real-world experience through intensive practica and internships. Our own Institutes and Centers also offer unique learning experience for students in research, community outreach, and professional development.
Adler University has been awarded the Community Engagement Classification by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The esteemed classification recognizes institutions with excellent alignment among campus mission, culture, leadership, resources, and practices of exemplary community engagement.
A not-for-profit institution, Adler University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
Ministry of Advanced Education, Degree Quality Assessment Board (DQAB) - All Adler University programs in Vancouver are offered under the written consent of the British Columbia Minister of Advanced Education having undergone a quality assessment process and been found to meet the criteria established by the Ministry. Prospective students are responsible for satisfying themselves that the program and the degree will be appropriate to their needs.
Take a virtual tour of our innovative Chicago Campus. Contact our Admissions Team today to discuss programs of interest, attend an Open House, and learn about scholarship, employment and financial aid opportunities.
Our programs fill quickly—contact us today to learn more and apply.
Chicago Campus 312.662.4100 (toll-free 866.371.5900) firstname.lastname@example.org
Vancouver Campus 604.482.5510 email@example.com
For a more just society
Established in 1952. Not-for-profit.
Adler University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. http://www.adler.edu/page/about/accreditation
"Ministry of Advanced Education, Degree Quality Assessment Board (DQAB) - All of The Adler School's programs offered at the Vancouver campus are offered under the written consent of the British Columbia Minister of Advanced Education having undergone a quality assessment process and been found to meet the criteria established by the Ministry. Note that prospective students are responsible for satisfying themselves that the program and the degree will be appropriate to their needs."