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University News | 07.06.15

Adler University Launches Online Campus

Adler University has officially become a three-campus university, expanding its socially responsible practice model to a new Online Campus in 2015-2016. The Online Campus brings together Adler’s entirely online programs under one virtual campus.

“Through our Vancouver Campus, our Chicago Campus, and our new Online Campus, Adler University is truly positioned to advance its mission and impact with global reach,” says Adler University President Raymond E. Crossman. “This new structure also helps align dedicated resources for the direction and support of each of our three campuses.”

Greta Ferkel has been named Executive Dean for the Online Campus. With more than 20 years of experience leading online education program development, management, assessment, and student support, Ferkel is an expert in advancing and refining methods of pedagogy.

In describing Adler’s approach to online education, Ferkel emphasizes the school’s commitment to quality. “The Online Campus environment provides close faculty mentoring and class-sizes limited to 15 students. These are rare features for an online experience; however, they are hallmarks of Adler University graduate programs and instrumental in making them so engaging and effective.”

The Online Campus is specifically designed to allow people already invested in community-building the opportunity to earn an advanced degree that will help them become truly transformative advocates for social justice—wherever they may live—while balancing ongoing responsibilities to family, work, and community.

The Online Campus’s initial Master of Arts degrees include the following:

  • Master of Arts (M.A.) in Criminology
    Prepares law enforcement/court officers, counselors, and others in the measured and equitable application of criminal justice
  • Master of Arts (M.A.) in Emergency Management Leadership
    Helps emergency management professionals integrate the principles of psychological counseling and community strengthening into their leadership roles
  • Master of Arts (M.A.) in Industrial and Organizational Psychology
    Trains leaders who use core I/O fundamentals to reshape organizations and establish psychologically healthy environments and community-enhancing business policies
  • Master of Arts (M.A.) in Psychology: Specialization in Military Psychology
    Prepares military and non-military practitioners to assist with trauma experienced by military personnel, retirees, veterans, and their families.
  • Master of Arts (M.A.) in Nonprofit Management
    Shapes nonprofit professionals into leaders capable of instilling in their organizations effective, innovative, and sustainable practices that promote social justice and improve lives

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