All applicants seeking the Master's degree will be expected to submit the following materials for a complete application file by the application deadline:

  • Official transcripts sent directly to Adler from all undergraduate and graduate institutions indicating the degree conferred REQUEST FOR TRANSCRIPTS TO BE SENT TO ADLER
  • Personal Goal Statement - describe why you are interested in attending Adler Graduate School and what your future plans are for this degree. (500 words)

  • Three letters of recommendation (e.g. peer, supervisor, academic instructor)     LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION FORM

  • Resume or work history (work history can be completed on the application itself)
  • Non-refundable $50 application fee

Supplemental Materials for Online Adlerian Studies:

  • An interview with the Program Director, either via Skype or on the phone.  A digital photo (.jpg) must accompany phone interviews.

Application Deadlines

For enrollment in one of the full MA program tracks:

One month before the first day of the session of enrollment.

*Please note the mandatory orientation and Grad School 101 dates for each term as well.

Start Date Deadline Date *Orientation *Grad School 101
Sept. 28, 2015 Aug. 28 Sept. 16 Sept. 19
Nov. 11, 2015 Oct. 9 Oct. 26 Oct. 31
Jan. 4, 2016 Dec. 4 Dec. 14 Dec. 19
Feb. 15, 2016 Jan. 15 Feb. 1 Feb. 6
April 4, 2016 March 4 March 14 March 19
May 16, 2016 April 16 May 2 May 7

The application will be reviewed by program staff. Additional information will be gathered as needed. A decision will be made and the student will be informed via email. Admitted residential students will attend New Student Orientation two weeks before the session begins and Grad School 101 two Saturdays before the start of enrollment.  Students who do not attend the mandatory orientations will be required to postpone enrollment for one term.  Admitted online students will participate in OL 101 approximately two weeks before the first class starts.

Students may only begin classes if, by new student orientation, they turn in 1) a completed Intent to Enroll form, 2) Immunization form and 3) Tuition Agreement form.  For approved payment options, see the Tuition and Fees section of the Student Services section).

Certificate Program, Licensure Completion with a Previous Master’s Degree, or Non-Degree Seeking Students:

Please submit the following no later than one month before the first day of the session of enrollment.

  • A completed application form
  • An official copy of the your transcript(s)
  • The $50 non-refundable application fee

Students may only begin classes if, by new student Orientation, they turn in the following:

  • A completed Intent to Enroll form
  • Immunization form
  • Tuition Agreement form

For approved payment options, please refer to Tuition and Fees.

For session start and end dates click here.


Effective April 1, 2010