Adler School Of Professional Psychology

Adler School Of Professional Psychology

The Adler School of Professional Psychology is the oldest independent institute of professional psychology in Chicago, Illinois. Established in 1952, the school was originally known as Alfred Adler Institute. It was founded by Rudolf Dreikurs, and named in honor of Alfred Adler, a psychiatrist and member of Freud's Vienna Circle. The institute has a branch campus in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Adler School of Professional Psychology awards master's degrees in marriage therapy, school counseling, organizational development, and gerontology. It also offers a program in police psychology, the only one of its kind for police officers in the United States. Students can also opt for a doctorate degree course in clinical psychology. The school has 2 institutes:

  • Adler Institute on Public Safety and Social Justice
  • Adler Institute on Social Exclusion

Students of Adler School of Professional Psychology publish an online community newsletter every month known as "Candor". They are also involved in various on-campus clubs and organizations including the Adler Ethnic Minority Student Association, Adler Student Association, International Students Association, Feminism and Equality Alliance, Psi Chi, Military Psychology Group, and Adler Pride: GBLTQ & Allies.

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Contacting Adler

Adler School of Professional Psychology
65 East Wacker Place, Suite 2100
Chicago , IL 60601
General Phone: (312) 201-5900

Adler Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Therapy and Counseling126clinical psychology, cognitive psychology, counseling psychology, organizational psychology, psychobiology, geropsychology, psychology courses, substance abuse counseling, marriage and family therapy, ...
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy12hypnotherapist

Number of programs and degrees for Adler in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Doctor's degree251
Post-master's certificate317
Master's degree826

Adler Student Body

In 2007-2008, Adler had a total enrollment of 549 students (548 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Graduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 65%
Black 9%
Hispanic 7%
Asian 3%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 9%
(Foreign Students) 6%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
20-21 1%
22-24 26%
25-29 27%
30-34 17%
35-39 9%
40-49 10%
50-64 8%
65+ 0%

Adler Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Chicago, Illinois for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Illinois Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Adler Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount

Financial Aid:
Adler participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 2068100)

Adler Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track1012

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankcalendar year10$80,99412$69,114
All faculty totalcalendar year10$80,99412$69,114

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Adler Degree Programs (2007)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy

Therapy And Counseling
Art Therapy/Therapist
Clinical Psychology
Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics
Counseling Psychology
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling
Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology
Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy
Psychology, Other
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

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Adler Highlights

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What Sets Adler Apart:

% of degrees in therapy and counseling
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Female % of student body
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Top 8%Adler Female % of student body
Salaries of full-time faculty
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% students 40 years or older
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