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

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Promoting Health Equity, Wellness, and Empowerment of Black Women

Vancouver Campus graduate Octavia Sampson, MCP ‘20, recently co-founded Afya Collective, a community organization to promote and advocate for the mental, social, spiritual, and physical health of Black women in Canada.

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Working with Community Partners to Promote Health, Inclusion, and Social Justice

Every year, first-year Adler University students across our campuses choose community organizations to partner with for their Social Justice Practicum.

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Dr. Jerry Westermeyer Pens New Book, “El Salvador Stories: Attaining an Education Despite Poverty and Violence”

Dr. Jerry Westermeyer, a professor in Adler University’s Department of Psychology, shares his experiences and personal stories while visiting the country of El Salvador in his new book titled, “El Salvador Stories: Attaining an Education Despite Poverty and Violence.” Dr. Westermeyer shares the triumphs and obstacles of young Salvadorans who have received an education thanks to his work with the Salvador Scholarships Program.

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