Online Programs

Furthering the pioneering 
work of Alfred Adler.

Furthering the pioneering
work of Alfred Adler.

Who We Are

At the Adler University, we aim to tackle some of society's most complex problems. That's why we're training the next generation of practitioners to reach beyond the therapist's office into the larger global community. In addition to our rigorous course work, we offer students nonclinical community service experience, which provides them with exposure to social issues and insight on how mental health professionals can help create real change. Adler University students have the opportunity to study in diverse and innovative environments with accomplished faculty in their field.  We have provided quality education through a scholar-practitioner model for more than 50 years.

Master of Arts in Criminology (Online)
The online Master of Arts in Criminology is specifically designed to train practitioners to address current challenges facing the criminal justice system through a blend of coursework that focuses on the intersection of criminology, psychology and social justice.  This 36 credit hour, non-licensure program prepares students to truly make a difference through examining the causes and consequences of criminal behavior, understanding the intricacies and challenges of modern day criminal justice systems and applying theoretical skills and empirical data to address those challenges. The program also prepares students to understand the larger social context which individuals are situated.  This perspective will be a guiding factor in developing intervention and prevention strategies that are practical, effective, socially responsible and sustainable.

Master of Arts in Industrial and Organizational Psychology (Online)
Industrial-organizational psychology is one of the fastest growing psychology specialties. The Master of Arts in Industrial and Organizational Psychology program is designed to meet the guidelines for education and training provided by The Society of Industrial & Organizational Psychology (SIOP) with a unique emphasis on socially responsible practice. Professionals in this field apply methods of psychology to issues of critical relevance to business and industry, including talent management, coaching, leadership development, program evaluation, training, organizational change, team building, and work-life balance. Many I/O psychology professionals also work as consultants addressing organizational challenges such as change management, workplace diversity, and employee development and engagement. This 100% online program can be completed in 5 semesters or 20 months and provides students with education and training in both theory and practice. Through a required business practicum in their community, students have an opportunity to gain experience and practical skills to succeed in this expanding field.

The Adler University is excited to offer the following new program:

Master of Arts in Psychology: Specialization in Military Psychology (Online)
The field of military psychology is often applied towards the counseling and treatment of military personnel or military families.  It is very helpful in impacting the treatment of stress, fatigue, and psychological trauma suffered as a result of military operations.  The M.A. in Psychology: Specialization in Military Psychology program prepares students to positively influence the overall mental health of military personnel, veterans, and their families.  Students are taught how to apply basic psychological principles of military psychology to the interpersonal, managerial, and organizational dimensions of the military and supporting civilian environments. This allows for the development of leadership, innovation, and creativity that is required to advance social justice.  This program is offered in a flexible, 100% online format and can be completed in under two years.


The University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association (NCA) (30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602, The Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) program is accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association (APA) (750 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242, 202-336-5510,

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