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School Overview

    • Founded:
    • 1952
    • Size:
    • Small (<5000 students)
    • Type:
    • Private non-profit
    • Category:
    • Universities, colleges
    • Specialization:
    • Psychology School 1
    • Climate:
    • Cold (Continental)
    • Location:
    • 17 N. Dearborn Street, Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60602
    • Phone:
    • +13126624000
    • Email Address:
    • N/A
    • Setting:
    • Urban

The History of Adler University 

Adler University is a private university with two campuses in North America, one in Chicago, Illinois, and one in Vancouver, British Columbia. In 1952, Dreikurs founded the Institute of Adlerian Psychology that, in 1954, changed its name to the Alfred Adler Institute of Chicago, and in 1991 became known as the Adler School of Professional Psychology, and in 2015 as Adler University. Early instructors and founders of the Institute were also Bernard Shulman, Harold Mosak, Bina Rosenberg, and Robert Powers.

Academic Highlights

Adler University's masters and doctoral programs offered at the Vancouver campus are offered under the written consent of the British Columbia Ministry of Advanced Education having undergone a quality assessment process and been found to meet the criteria established by the Ministry. Master and doctoral programs are offered at both the Chicago and Vancouver campuses. In fall 2013, the Vancouver campus began offering a Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology—the first traditional Psy.D. program in Canada. 

Adler University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and the American Psychological Association.

Life in Adler University 

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Applicants are required to have: A baccalaureate degree, by the date of matriculation, earned from an accredited college or university, or an equivalent degree from an international college or university. A GPA of 3.0 or better (on a 4.0 scale) in their baccalaureate degree. 

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    • 520 Seymour Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada



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