Admission Requirements

Full Admission

An applicant is considered for full admission to our master's programs by meeting the following criteria:

  • A baccalaureate degree (BA/BS) from an accredited institution.
  • A cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale.
  • 3 credits in psychology or a related field.
  • A completed application file, including an interview.

Admission to Certificate Programs (Applied Adlerian Psychology in Leadership,  Post-Master’s Certificate in Counseling, Co-Occurring Disorders and Addiction Counseling):

  • Admission Application
  • Official transcripts from undergraduate and graduate institutions previously attended sent directly from the school(s)

NOTE: An applicant who does not meet all of the requirements for full admission may be admitted conditionally to the MA degree program. Students with a GPA between 3.0 and 2.6 and/or who do not have all 9 semester (12 quarter) psychology credits, will be considered for conditional admission. Conditional status will also be considered for students with a GPA between 2.6 and 2.3, whose undergraduate major GPA was 3.0 or better.

Students admitted on conditional status must meet with their Advisor and develop and follow a plan to support their success during the first semester of enrollment. These students must receive a GPA of 3.0 or better in the first 2 courses taken at Adler Graduate School.  All courses must be completed in the time period required by the instructor. Upon completion, the student's file will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee, at which time the applicant will be considered for Full Admission. In the event that the required GPA is not achieved in the first two courses, conditional status will be ended, and acceptance will be denied.

Non-Degree Seeking Students

Individuals not looking to pursue a degree or certificate may take a maximum of 12 credits as a non-degree seeking student as long as they meet the minimum requirements for admission. Persons interested in registering as non-degree seeking must complete the online application and pay a non-refundable enrollment fee prior to registering for courses. Applicants who later seek admission to a degree or certificate program must complete an application and meet the requirements for that program.

Non-degree seeking students must meet all course prerequisites and other requirements for courses taken. Courses taken for credit will apply toward completion of program requirements for non-degree seeking students who are fully admitted at a later date.

Applicants who have been denied admission will not be permitted to enroll or continue as non-degree seeking.

Based on federal regulations, non-degree seeking students are not eligible for federal financial aid but may apply for alternative loans.