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Programmed for the real world.

Every Adler program is created not only with specific milestones, relevant coursework, and expected outcomes, but also with the flexibility and creativity to help you think outside of the box to help solve today’s major challenges faced by individuals and communities. With that in mind, you will graduate with real-world knowledge and experience to pursue your goal of creating a more just society and drive change.

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Social Justice Practicum

A unique and proven program designed to give students real-world experience throughout their time at Adler University, the Social Justice Practicum is a required internship. Every student submits their area of civic-minded interest. After which, they are matched to a specific and aligned community outreach site where they will work 8 to 10 hours per week.

It’s time to roll your sleeves up.

Spotlight

I would recommend this program to anyone interested in gaining the most up-to-date knowledge in public policy and administration.
MISTY BROWN, Adler University Graduate
This program was a perfect fit for my career goals. The professors are excellent and experienced, and the small class sizes gives students individualized attention with a unique and challenging curriculum.
JENNIFER BONINO, Adler University Graduate
The support from the faculty, the social justice focus, and the wide variety and value of the experiences that Adler offers truly sets it apart from other programs.
LUKAS COTTINGHAM, Adler University Graduate
The lessons I learned at Adler University are that it takes strength, resiliency and dedication to build a socially responsible counselor and prepare them to help others and break barriers to fight for inclusion.
TIFFANY R. GUNN, Adler University Graduate
81%
graduation rate for the 2018-2019 academic year, including 80% of ethnic minority students
90%
of alumni who responded to our survey reported being employed within a year of graduation

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The Social Determinants of Education

Adler University Trustee Juan Salgado, M.U.P., is President and CEO of Instituto del Progreso Latino. Salgado discusses the social determinants of health—that whether people are healthy or successful can be heavily influenced by social, economic and physical environments.

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Vancouver Campus Graduate Reflects on Importance of Community at Adler University

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Jerry Westermeyer, Ph.D., Core Faculty Psy.D. Program

Twenty-seven times since 2003, longtime Adler faculty member Jerry Westermeyer has traveled to El Salvador, where he works with two NGOs doing community development by supporting a scholarship program to help impoverished students achieve educational goals that would otherwise be out of their reach.

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