Forensic & Criminal Justice Programs

Effecting social justice through 
the field of criminal justice.

Effecting social justice through
the field of criminal justice.

Who We Are

Adler University educates students to engage the world and create a more just society. Founded in 1952 to advance the work of Alfred Adler, the first community psychologist, Adler University today provides a wide range of graduate programs based on Adler’s concepts of social interest.

Our programs include master’s degrees with training for positions in demand in the justice sector:

Master of Arts (M.A.) in Counseling Psychology, Specialization in Forensic Psychology
The field of forensic psychology is fast-growing—seeking practitioners with the highly specialized training, knowledge and skills required to provide counseling and advocacy within complex legal, criminal justice and correctional systems. Our comprehensive program prepares you for practice and licensure. State licensure requirements can vary. All students are encouraged to work with their faculty advisors and plan their curriculum accordingly.

Master of Arts (M.A.) in Criminology (Online)
Our intensive program prepares students as criminologists with unique knowledge and training grounded in social justice, psychology, economics, and the natural sciences--for applying social science methodologies to predict and prevent criminal behavior and trends. Examine issues of race, class, and gender, and the inequitable distribution of social justice, as you prepare for today’s ever-growing number of criminology opportunities: in academia, research, corrections, law enforcement, investigations, policy assessment, prevention, advocacy, and more.

Master of Arts (M.A.) in Emergency Management Leadership (Online)
Double-digit job growth is projected for state and federal emergency managers through 2020. Research points to critical need for systems that address mental health interventions for disaster victims and emergency responders. Our program uniquely develops emergency managers and leaders who can prepare for and address the complex social, emotional, psychological, and political dynamics of emergency situations—in addition to planning, leading and coordinating prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery efforts.


Adler University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, Illinois 60604-1413
Phone: (800) 621-7440 / 312-263-7462

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