At Adler University, we take great pride in our diverse student body. Students represent a wide range of professional interests, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, and academic and work histories. We admit individuals with a record of outstanding academic achievement and a commitment to social responsibility. Applicants are encouraged to review the specific admissions requirements for their program of interest.
*Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, the GREs are not required for the Psy.D. program for the 2020-2021 admissions cycle.
The Admissions Committee evaluates applicants on a number of factors:
Possession of the minimum requirements does not ensure admission. The University reserves the right to admit or deny admission based on the professional judgment of faculty and administration involved in the admission process.
Many of our programs fill quickly, so we encourage you to submit your application early. This will provide you with entry to our application portal with real-time access to track your application status along with any outstanding documents. If you have questions regarding programs and space availability, please contact Admissions.
The Director of Admissions will notify you of acceptance in writing. To complete the process, you must submit the applicable tuition deposit.
If accepted for admission, you may receive transfer credit for graduate-level courses previously taken at other accredited institutions. You must submit a transfer credit request to the Office of Admissions. A maximum of 12 credit hours may be transferred into an M.A. program, and a maximum of 24 credit hours may be transferred into the Psy.D. program.
Students wishing to transfer from other graduate programs must submit a letter from the dean of their previous program stating they are in good academic standing and free from academic or disciplinary inquiry or action.
Please click below to download the Transfer Credit Request Form:
|Fall 2023 Programs||Early||Priority||Space Available|
|Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology||12/1/22||3/15/23||8/15/23|
|M.A. in Counselling Psychology||N/A||2/15/23||8/15/23|
|M.A. in Counselling Psychology: School & Youth Concentration||N/A||2/15/23||8/15/23|
|Master of Counselling Psychology||2/1/23||4/1/23||8/15/23|
|Master of Counselling Psychology: School & Youth Concentration||2/1/23||4/1/23||8/15/23|
|Master of Counselling Psychology: Art Therapy||2/1/23||4/1/23||8/15/23|
|M.A. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology||2/1/23||4/1/23||8/15/23|
|Master of Industrial and Organizational Psychology||2/1/23||4/1/23||8/15/23|
|Master of Public Policy & Administration||2/1/23||4/1/23||8/15/23|
|Master of Applied Psychology||2/1/23||4/1/23||8/15/23|
Adler University has a long tradition of attracting students from around the world to study in our collaborative learning environment. International students from over the world add to our rich campus diversity.
Canada is a friendly, safe country with a high standard of living. The Global Peace Index ranks Canada among its top 10 safest countries in the world to visit. With world-class cities, great student health benefits, low crime rates, a culture of tolerance and diversity, and vast wilderness, Canada is a natural destination for thousands of international students.
For more information about applying to Adler University, please visit our International Admissions page.
Adler University in Vancouver has been, like Canada itself, born and built with an open mind. Located in the midst of one of the world’s most exciting and breathtaking cities, Adler University reflects a true Canadian spirit.
You’ll find multiple collaborative areas with the absolute latest technology. Learning areas and class windows have deliberately been situated to stimulate thought. These things do matter. If students are given the space, opportunity and technology to achieve their goals, they are more likely to rock the boat of conventional thought.
Studying in Vancouver does have its added advantages. They are the land, sea and call of the wild. All of which, we encourage you to experience. This is the great outdoors and a very different school of thought. You’ll want to experience it all.
Jannie Ngo and her colleagues on the Social Justice Committee for the Adler Student Association in Vancouver are always looking for ways to raise awareness of issues that affect communities in their city and across the globe.
At Adler University’s Vancouver Campus, students have had opportunities throughout the academic year to learn about pet therapy and directly experience the benefits of spending time with assistance dogs. Derryl-Lynn Braumberger, a student in art therapy, shares her reflections on the experience.
A media report recently featured a woman who contributed last summer to Adler University’s Institute on Public Safety and Social Justice. The Source article centers on Najjuwah Walden, who works to advance reproductive and sexual health, particularly as it relates to institutional racism and economic stability.