About Adler Graduate School

Welcome to Adler Graduate School. Our master’s degrees and advanced certificates in counseling—including our CACREP-accredited M.A. in Counseling—are steeped in the values and teachings of world-renowned philosopher Alfred Adler.

We are dedicated to providing accessible, quality education, and offer three convenient start terms throughout the year: January, April, and October.

Download our viewbook today to discover our programs, supportive environment, and how you can begin your journey to empowerment.

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The Adlerian Approach

We believe mental health—be that of leaders, teams, and individuals—is derived from the ability to cooperate, collaborate, and contribute to the community. Social Interest, rather than self-interest, creates the opportunity for success. Our graduate programs and advanced certificates are affordable, flexible, and full of applicable skills you can put to work right away.

10 Weeks

Brief, Convenient Terms To Help You Earn Your Degree Quickly


Founded As The Minnesota Adlerian Society By Dr. Rudolf Dreikurs


Convenient Start Terms Throughout the Year: January, April, and October.


Certificate Programs and Areas of Concentration In Our CACREP-Accredited M.A. in Counseling.

Student Life

We pride ourselves on a high quality, high integrity, and highly personalized student experience. At Adler, you’ll know your professors—even virtually—who bring years of real-world industry experience to your classrooms every day. A strong sense of community is ever present in the Adlerian Students in Action (ASA), created by students and for students to gather, share, and engage in professional development opportunities serving others.

Experiential Learning

Apply all your learning in real time with access to 100+ urban, suburban, and rural internship sites in Minnesota, the upper midwest, and across the country. We’ll support you in finding the perfect counseling internship during your second year of study. And with over 700 hours of field experience in each program, you’ll graduate prepared to hit the ground running.

Discover Our Programs, Supportive Environment, and How You Can Begin Your Journey to Empowerment

Adlerian Values

Your Education, Personalized

Your success as a leader, mental health, or human service professional will take place in small group settings and learning environments, with a faculty invested in your path to serve others. 

Striving For Diversity & Social Interest

Alfred Adler highlighted the importance of equality among all individuals. Our faculty, students, and the communities in which we prepare our students to serve become increasingly more diverse with each term.

Flexible and Affordable

We’re committed to helping each student incorporate their education into their busy lives and schedules. Online, evening, weekend, and in-person classes are available. We work with each student to ensure their goals are financially in reach.

Practitioner Faculty Members

Learn from experienced faculty from diverse backgrounds within the counseling and human services industries. Many are also clinicians in private practice, serving others in a wide variety of organizations.