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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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How We Can Work Together—Remotely

For those who can work from home during this time, Michelle Dennis, Ph.D., MATD, Chair of the Leadership and Applied Psychology Department in the Online Campus, shares advice from her team.

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The SJP Experience: Helping Support Parents on Chicago’s Northwest Side

At her Social Justice Practicum, Chicago Campus student Charnell Montgomery had the opportunity to run a self-care group for parents and provide workshops on topics such as domestic violence and CPR training.

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Connecting Youth Across Neighborhoods Through Sports Tournament

The Adler University Institute on Public Safety and Social Justice recently brought together youth from Community Restorative Justice Hubs and other partner agencies across Chicago to participate in a cross-city basketball tournament.

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