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FEATURES & BENEFITS

Why Adler University?

  • 64 Year History
  • Accredited
  • Online Learning
  • Over 1,200 students
  • Adult Education
  • Graduate

Adler University Online Global Campus

Take the next step in your career and enroll in an advanced degree program that reflects your values and encourages action and results. Complete your online master’s degree in as little as two years, and put your advanced skills and knowledge to work improving the lives of others:

  • Earn a graduate degree from an established university that shares your values of social justice and healthy communities.
  • All online master’s degree courses are instructed by experienced, accomplished faculty.
  • Our rigorous online master’s degrees can be completed in as little as two years.
  • New online graduate students are eligible for scholarships and other offers.

Our fully online Global Campus draws on the latest online learning technologies so that traditional and nontraditional students can earn their Adler University degrees without the scheduling restrictions of a traditional on-campus program. In this way, Adler University advances its mission beyond boundaries: continuing the work of Alfred Adler by graduating socially responsible practitioners, engaging communities, and advancing social justice.


Adler University Online Graduate Degree

Adler University offers fully online, accredited master’s degrees with the academic rigor, personal attention, and commitment to social responsibility that have distinguished our institution for more than 60 years. Our graduates are prepared as highly effective leaders advocating for stronger, healthier, and safer communities in their professional roles effecting social change as counselors, first responders, corporate managers, military personnel, nonprofit organizers, and more. Established in 1952 to build on the pioneering work of Alfred Adler, the first community psychologist, Adler University is an independent, nonprofit institution.



Adler University Programs

Master of Arts in Criminology and Criminal Justice

Adler University’s online Master of Arts (M.A.) in Criminology and Criminal Justice is a 36 credit-hour program. Courses are eight weeks in length, and this program can be completed in two years with scheduled breaks. Our M.A. in Criminology and Criminal Justice equips graduates with the tools and knowledge to successfully navigate the complex American criminal justice system, and advocate for safer and stronger communities. Our curriculum combines the scientific study of the nature and causes of crime, along with a special emphasis on the equitable, even-handed application of criminal justice. Corrections and law enforcement personnel, court/probation/parole officers, victim-advocate counselors, active-duty/veteran military members, and other socially responsible practitioners will benefit from Adler University’s online Criminology and Criminal Justice master’s degree. This leadership-focused program helps graduates advance their professional standing in the field. Our schedule-flexible online approach means you can balance existing professional and personal responsibilities as you earn your degree.



Master of Arts in Emergency Management Leadership

Adler University’s fully online Master of Arts (M.A.) in Emergency Management Leadership is a 37 credit-hour program. Courses are eight weeks in length, and this program can be completed online in just over two years with scheduled breaks. Our M.A. in Emergency Management Leadership is the first graduate program in the nation created from the ground up to produce socially responsible emergency management leaders—professionals with a deep academic grounding who are also trained as psychological first aid providers. Our faculty members are experienced professionals with firsthand understanding of the unique culture of emergency management and its overt and hidden dangers. Every course in the curriculum focuses on the primary mission of emergency management: mitigation, preparation, response, and recovery. This leadership-focused program helps graduates advance their professional standing in the field. Our schedule-flexible online approach means you can balance existing professional and personal responsibilities as you earn your degree.



Master of Arts in Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Adler University’s fully online Master of Arts (M.A.) in Industrial and Organizational Psychology is a 37 credit-hour program. Courses are eight weeks in length, and this program can be completed in just over two years with scheduled breaks. Graduates of this program are equipped as socially responsible leaders who use core I/O principles to build successful businesses, create rewarding opportunities for employees, and promote community well-being. Management consultants and a wide variety of corporate and organizational professionals will benefit from a master’s curriculum focused on a range of I/O roles and expertise, including instructional design and training, recruitment and staffing, executive coaching, team dynamics, organizational culture and diversity, and more. This leadership-focused program helps graduates advance their professional standing in the field. Our schedule-flexible online approach means you can balance existing professional and personal responsibilities as you earn your degree.



Master of Arts in Nonprofit Management

Adler University’s fully online Master of Arts (M.A.) in Nonprofit Management is a 36 credit-hour program. Courses are eight weeks in length, and this program can be completed in two years with scheduled breaks. Graduates of this program are prepared as nonprofit leaders capable of guiding their organizations through effective, innovative, and sustainable practices promoting social justice and improving lives. New and experienced nonprofit/NGO professionals will benefit from Adler University’s online master’s program, led by experienced, accomplished faculty members who guide students through all aspects of effective nonprofit management to make a sustainable impact in their communities. This leadership-focused program helps graduates advance their professional standing in the field. Our schedule-flexible online approach means you can balance existing professional and personal responsibilities as you earn your degree.



Master of Arts in Psychology: Specialization in Military Psychology

Adler University’s fully online Master of Arts (M.A.) in Psychology: Specialization in Military Psychology is a 37 credit-hour program. Courses are eight weeks in length, and this program can be completed online in just over two years with scheduled breaks. The M.A. in Psychology: Specialization in Military Psychology is founded on our longstanding expertise in military cultural competency and commitment to social justice. Active-duty military personnel, veterans, retired service members and military spouses who want a new career, people currently working in military-focused support programs, and counselors and therapists who are interested in pursuing this specific field of study will benefit from our innovative curriculum. Graduates are uniquely prepared as professionals who work effectively with active-duty military, veterans and their families. This leadership-focused program helps graduates advance their professional standing in the field. Our schedule-flexible online approach means you can balance existing professional and personal responsibilities as you earn your degree.



Master of Arts in Media and Communications

Adler University’s fully online Master of Arts (M.A.) in Media and Communications is a 36 credit-hour program. Courses are eight weeks in length, and this program can be completed online in just two years with scheduled breaks. The M.A. in Media and Communications curriculum prepares candidates to effectively use the range of digital and traditional media to advance social change, community involvement, and public awareness through integrated, ethically focused, and results-driven outreach strategies. This program was designed by the City of Chicago’s former director of social media and head of technology for the Obama for America campaign; and is led by an academically focused director with broad experience in corporate and community-facing engagement. The Media and Communications program is supported by an advisory board of digital media pioneers including a former news director for Twitter. This leadership-focused program helps graduates advance their professional standing in the field. Our schedule-flexible online approach means you can balance existing professional and personal responsibilities as you earn your degree.



Adler University Accreditation

Adler University has been continuously accredited since 1978 by the Higher Learning Commission.

Adler University is approved by the Illinois Board of Higher Education and has obtained the necessary state authorization to enroll students in all states and provinces.

Adler University’s educational offerings are approved for federal veterans benefits by the Illinois Department of Veteran’s Affairs – a recognized State Approving Agency.