Now accepting applications 
for our fall 2020 class start.

Now accepting applications
for our fall 2020 class start.

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission, an applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • A baccalaureate degree or equivalent from an accredited institution, preferably in psychology or counselling-related discipline.
  • A grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale for all undergraduate or graduate coursework.
  • The equivalent of at least 12 semester credit hours in baccalaureate-level psychology coursework with a grade of C or better. These courses must include introductory psychology, abnormal psychology, research methods, and developmental psychology.
  • The equivalent of 18 semester credit hours in studio art that demonstrate proficiency and disciplined commitment in art-making. Students may earn these hours in traditional or non-traditional ways. Please contact an Admissions Advisor for more information.
  • A portfolio of original artwork (15 examples in three or more different media) demonstrating competence with art materials. Please note that no previous artistic experience is required.
  • Coursework or volunteer/work experience that involves working with counselling-related skills and demonstrates counselling capacity is highly desirable and is considered in the evaluation of applicants.
  • Approved applicants will be evaluated through a writing sample, a portfolio review, and an interview as the 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 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 are accepted for any schools in which a degree was not received
    • International transcripts must be evaluated by a transcript evaluation service
  • Two letters of Recommendation
    • These should be from someone who can specifically speak to your academic and professional abilities

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.