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Academic Programs at Alder

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.

Chicago Programs

Located in the heart of the city, the Chicago Campus was designed to provide and inspire the learning and living experience. We have created an environment that caters to your mental, emotional, and intellectual growth. 

Explore information about the Chicago Campus, faculty, admissions requirements and browse the Chicago course catalog and handbook.

Online Programs

You may have a full-time job, family obligations, or other things that command your attention. We get it. That said, you have a passion to make the world a better place. We have online programs that are crafted and curated to give you the skills to make it happen.

Discover Adler’s online campus, online faculty, admissions requirements and browse the online course catalog.

87%
graduation rate for the 2019-2020 academic year, including 86% of ethnic minority students
90%
of alumni who responded to our survey reporting being employed within a year of graduation

Graduate Spotlight

Nazanin Fasihi

Master of Counselling Psychology, Vancouver Campus

Nazanin Fasihi cites her grandmother for instilling in her a call to help others. “I was taught from a young age to care for and respect others, put myself in the shoes of others, and to give back to my community,” said Fasihi, a graduate of the Master of Counselling Psychology program in Vancouver. A mother of two, she organizes an event every year with her children and other families over Thanksgiving weekend in Canada to gather food for shelters in Vancouver.

Graduate Spotlight

Blake Schroedter, Psy.D.

Master’s in Military Psychology, Online Campus

Blake Schroedter, Psy.D., is an Adler University alumnus and associate professor in the Online Campus Military Psychology program. He is also a clinical psychologist and heads the Effingham Clinic for the Road Home Program run by the Rush, an academic health system in Illinois. A veteran himself, Schroedter was awarded the Bronze Star and Golden Combat Spurs in 2009 during a deployment to Afghanistan for his role in training and operating with the Afghanistan National Army.

Graduate Spotlight

Katie Roach

Master of Arts in Couple and Family Therapy, Chicago Campus

A graduate of Adler University’s Couple and Family Therapy Master’s program, Katie comments on her experience in the program saying – “One of the most impactful things about the personal work we do here at Adler University is that it helps all of us see clearly – see ourselves clearly, see our clients clearly, and see the world a little more clearly, too.”

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‘Can’t wait to add my voice’: First Joy MacPhail MPPA Leadership Scholarship recipient named

Pamela Kaye Tuazon, a second-year international student, received the $10,000 scholarship on International Women’s Day — March 8 — during the inaugural Joy MacPhail Women’s Leadership Showcase, which seeks to support and promote the next generation of women leaders.

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‘A statement of confidence’: Vancouver Campus Psy.D. program granted 10-year reconsent authorization

The decade-long reauthorization — which is twice as long as typically granted — underscores the quality of the University’s Psy.D. program.

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‘More meaning to my life': Adler University student shares education, career journey

Because of her extensive customer service training, which allowed her to be level-headed when working with people through stressful situations, Jones said she had a feeling her role in hospitality could help pave the way for becoming a therapist. That’s when she found and quickly settled on the Master’s in Couple and Family Therapy program at Adler University.

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