Adler University Graduate Program Reviews

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96%
of students recommend
(4.08 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 53 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Programmatic Accreditation: APA
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 988
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: ---
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 24% part-time, 76% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $29,480
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

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Degree: School Counseling
Graduation Year: 2019

I am currently attending Adler University where I am a PhD candidate in the Counselor Education and Supervision program. What I appreciate most about this school/program is the support that I have received from the staff as well as my peers. I like that the classroom size is small; I am currently in a cohort of 8 student. Being in a smaller sized class helps with learning the material as well as building rapport with the professors. The professors are always concerned with the progress of the students and making sure that we are comprehending the material and able to apply the course work. I also love that Adler is concerned with social justice and making sure that the students participate in a social justice internships. I would strongly recommend that students attend this school. Being able to have one-to-one meetings with professors and meeting great individuals makes this school and the program is so awesome.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2019

I am a new student in the class of 2019 at Adler University in Chicago, IL. I can say that all of my instructors so far, including the Advising, Student Financial Services, and Career Services teams have been extremely easy to talk to and excellent listeners. I feel that any education a person receives comes from the hard work that they put into it, but the teams at Adler University have inspired me to work hard and expect a lot out of myself and the school itself. I'm on the ball with communicating and homework, and they're quick to help me with anything I might need. Thank you, Adler.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2019

Adler University is a graduate school with locations in both Chicago, Illinois and Vancouver, British Columbia. While I cannot speak to the location in Vancouver, Adler's location in Chicago is in the heart of the city and provides an opportunity to grow and learn within a thriving metropolitan community. Adler is a school that focuses on the works of Alfred Adler, an austrian psychiatrist who was praised for his "community" driven psychology. Just as Alfred Adler focused on the community, so does Adler University as a post-baccalaureate school that emphasizes the need for social justice and community engagement by training through both the social and health sciences. Currently, I am a freshman slated to begin my graduate work in the fall of 2017 for a master's degree in Adler's clinical mental health counseling program and could not be more excited. While I have only visited the school a few times, I could instantly picture myself attending classes and thriving in this new environment; and after talking with faculty and staff who seemed as though they wanted to be there, they made me feel wanted there as well. Despite not actually taking any classes there as of yet, Adler University seems to be a great fit for me and anyone else who decides to take on a more socially responsible education.
4.8 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2019

My graduate program prepares me to take the Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) exam. I am very interested in the intersection of metal illness and addiction and already have my Addictions certification. My instructors have been accessible and I feel the classes have a direct application to real life n the field. With each class, I feel more prepared to be an effective counselor.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Clinical Psychology
Graduation Year: 2021

The admissions process was rigorous but supportive and set the tone for the overall experience in Adler's Doctorate of Clinical Psychology program accredited by APA. Many instructors not only teach but also engage in a private psychology practice which brings the material to life in the classroom. Coursework is rigorous, the school community is diverse and the their are ample supports in place for students to be successful. The element of Social Justice is threaded through all aspects of academic life at Adler providing a unique and much needed perspective to budding mental health professionals.
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Degree: Child Development
Graduation Year: 2021

I am a first-year doctoral student at Adler University. I am studying Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Child and Adolescent Psychology. Adler University is an institution with a foundation in social justice. In every course, issues of social justice are consistently intertwined into the curriculum. This is extremely beneficial for my future career working with a multitude of individuals that have diverse backgrounds in the field of psychology. Likewise, the student body of the university is relatively diverse and allows for many perspectives on course topics. The core and adjunct professors are all extremely intelligent with much clinical experience. As a first-year student, it is incredible hearing personal anecdotes from professors that work within the field of clinical psychology. I am able to obtain more insight into my future career. Adler is a relatively small university that solely focuses on psychology graduate degrees. This environment is extremely conducive to becoming competent in the field of psychology and having personal relationships with professors.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Marriage & Family Therapy
Graduation Year: 2017

If you're looking to be taught the principles of Couple and Family Therapy in a way that facilitates personal growth and exceptional career development - then Adler University's Couple and Family Therapy department is the place for you to ensure mastery and therapeutic competence. The faculty members are dedicated to each student's personal and career development and growth. Students are encouraged and guided lovingly through every step of the process to becoming a Couple and Family Therapist.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2018

The admissions department was friendly and welcoming. They answered all my questions and were easy to contact (either via telephone or email). I was updated about my application status. I was also informed on how financial aid can look like, course and schedule structure. All before I was accepted! Their insight and willingness to ensure I was prepared made my decision easy.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Non-Profit Management
Graduation Year: 2018

I am currently enrolled in an online graduate program at Adler University. The school is outstanding in every aspect. All of the staff and offices have been extremely helpful: professors and instructors, financial aid office, IT support, library services, Registrar's office, and even the person who helped register me and coached me through all the necessary steps to get enrolled. The courses are also superb! Course information, resources, and assignments build on the previous courses and provide a thorough and in-depth understanding of the topics while providing real life connections and applicability. The courses are rigorous and demanding but in an excellent and professional manner that supports participatory learning. I am truly impressed with Adler University and am so pleased that I chose this school for Nonprofit Management. It has been an outstanding experience and the knowledge gained has been invaluable.
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2018

The online Military Psychology program at Adler University includes a well-rounded course curriculum that is really preparing me for my future career as a military psychologist. The faculty are all experienced in the field, and are very helpful in offering constructive feedback on assignments, and bringing personal experience to the class which the students can learn from. The school offers several avenues for students to get support, even though I am taking my classes online and never actually interact in person with my classmates, I never feel alone! There is always someone available to answer questions and it feels like I'm in a real classroom at times. I have even become friends with several of my long distance classmates, as they really encourage everyone to get to know each other. It's great!
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