Military Psychology

Improving the mental health of military 
personnel, veterans and their families.

Improving the mental health of military
personnel, veterans and their families.

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. They include our nationally recognized programs providing specialized study and training in military psychology.

Demand continues growing for civilian and commissioned mental health professionals in military, other government, nonprofit and other healthcare, human service, research, and education positions.

We offer two options for pursuing a degree that leads to an important career addressing the mental health care of active military personnel, veterans, and their families:

Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.), Military Clinical Psychology Track

The military clinical psychology track of Adler University’s Psy.D. program was the first of its kind in the United States to prepare clinical psychologists with specialized knowledge and skills for work with military personnel. In addition to intensive coursework and training in clinical assessment, theory, research, and practice, our students study the psychological effects of combat, terrorism, nuclear-biological-chemical incidents, peacekeeping, and other military operations—and are trained in how to manage them. Our teaching faculty members are experienced clinicians, scholars, and advocates with significant military and clinical experience.

Master of Arts (M.A.) in Psychology: Specialization in Military Psychology (Online)

Drawing on our faculty’s longtime expertise training clinical psychologists and mental health professionals for work with military personnel, veterans, and their families, this 100% online program prepares you for military and non-military positions with a comprehensive foundation in theory, research, and skills for modern practice in the field. Learn how to apply psychological principles to the interpersonal, managerial, and organizational dimensions of the military and supporting civilian environments—taught by faculty experienced in the military and mental health practice and education.

Adler University is an eligible institution for benefits offered by the Department of Veterans affairs and the Department of Defense including the Yellow Ribbon G.I. Education Enhancement Program among others..


Adler University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Higher Learning Commission
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The Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) program is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) (750 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002, 202-336-5979,

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