M.A. in Counseling and Organizational Psychology

Prepare for a diverse career.

Prepare for a diverse career.

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. We have provided quality education through a scholar-practitioner model for more than 50 years.

With campuses in downtown Chicago and Vancouver, Adler University students have the opportunity to study in diverse and innovative environments with accomplished faculty in their field.Students receive a unique blend of theory and practice in small class sizes and through practicum experiences with over 700 community partners.

M.A. in Counseling and Organizational Psychology

The M.A. in Counseling and Organizational Psychology program combines the theories and skills of counseling psychology with organizational theory, design and development in order to prepare graduates for positions in business and industry. Adler University students develop skills in assessing and providing intervention in organizational settings on the level of the individual (personnel selection, leadership development, executive coaching, career assessment, and counseling), the work group (team assessment, team issue resolution, and team building), and the organization (talent audits, needs analysis, strategic planning, and organizational design and development). Graduates of this program are qualified to apply for the Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC) examination in Illinois.

M.A. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology – Online

The knowledge gained in this program prepares graduates to work in the community in domains such as organizational consulting, leadership development, program evaluation, talent selection and assessment, training and development in addition to change management intervention. 

This online 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 and can be completed in 5 terms or 20 months.  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 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, www.ncahlc.org).   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, www.apa.org/ed/accreditation).

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