Now accepting applications 
for our fall 2020 start.

Now accepting applications
for our fall 2020 start.

Admission Requirements

  • A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited US institution or a comparable degree from an international institution.
  • An academic record that demonstrates ability to fulfill the academic demands of the program. Successful applicants typically have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale for undergraduate or graduate coursework.
  • A GRE general test score is required as part of the application for our Psy.D. program. The GRE must have been taken within 5 years of your intended start term. The GRE is only one component reviewed. Applicants are reviewed holistically, taking many factors into consideration.
  • Practicum or work experience in psychology or a related field is highly desirable and is considered in the evaluation of applicants.
  • The equivalent of 18 semester credit hours in psychology with grades of “C” or better, including the following prerequisite courses: general or introductory psychology, abnormal psychology, and research methods or statistics. Equivalent coursework in other social and natural sciences may also be considered. Students may be admitted prior to completing these prerequisites, but all students must complete these courses by the end of their first semester of enrollment at the Adler University.
  • Approved applicants will be invited to a personal interview as a final step in the application process.

Applicants are required to submit the following items to be considered for admission:

  • Application and application fee
  • Statement of Intent (2-3 pages, double-spaced) answering the following questions:
    • Why are you interested in your chosen field and program?
    • Why is Adler University’s program a good fit for you?
    • What are your career goals and interests?
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate schools attended (U.S and Canada)
    • Please have official transcripts sent directly to the Office of Admissions
    • Unofficial transcripts may be accepted for any schools in which a degree was not received
    • International transcripts must be evaluated by a transcript evaluation service
  • Three letters of Recommendation
    • These should be from someone who can specifically speak to your academic and professional abilities
    • At least one letter should be from someone with a doctoral degree
  • GRE test score (taken within the last 5 years)

Approved applicants will be invited to complete an interview with faculty. Please submit all application materials to the Office of Admissions prior to the application deadline.

Official transcripts should be sent to:

Adler University - Office of Admissions
17 N. Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60602

Official electronic transcripts should be sent to