Master’s Degree Applicants

All applicants seeking their Master’s are expected to submit the following materials for a complete application file by the application deadline.

  • Complete your online application.
  • Submit a 500-word personal goal statement.
  • Submit official transcripts indicating the degree conferred. You may use this transcript request form if required by your institution.
  • Submit Three letters of recommendation: professional, academic, and other (anyone who knows you well other than immediate family members.)

Personal Goal Statement Guidelines

  • State your purpose for pursuing this program of study.
  • Briefly describe experiences that have prepared you to begin training as a mental health professional or school counselor.
  • Describe your professional strengths and areas for growth.
  • Describe your experience and commitment to serving diverse or underserved communities.
  • Why are you interested in attending Adler Graduate School?

Certificate Program and Non-Degree Applicants

All applicants seeking a certificate program or non-degree seeking students are expected to submit the following materials for a complete application file by the application deadline.

  • Complete your online application.
  • Submit a 250 world personal goal statement according to the guidelines below.
  • Submit official transcripts indicating the degree conferred. You may use this transcript request form if required by your institution.
  • Submit 2 letters of recommendation, including at least 1 professional recommendation (certificate program students only, non-degree students are exempt.)

Personal Goal Statement

  • State your purpose for pursuing this program of study.
  • Briefly describe experiences that have prepared you to begin training as a mental health professional or school counselor.
  • Describe your professional strengths and areas for growth.
  • Describe your experience and commitment to serving diverse or underserved communities.
  • Why are you interested in attending Adler Graduate School?

Application Process

Once all portions of your application have been submitted, your application will be reviewed by the appropriate program staff and you will be contacted to schedule your required admissions interview. Additional information will be gathered as needed. An admissions decision will be made and you will be informed via email.

All students (Master’s, Certificate, and Non-Degree) may only begin classes if, by New Student Orientation, they submit the following:

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

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

Application Deadlines

All application deadlines are one month before the first day of the start term.

SessionStart DateDeadline Date
SummerJuly 11, 2022June 11, 2022
FallOctober 3, 2022September 3, 2022
WinterJanuary 9, 2023December 9, 2022
SpringApril 10, 2023March 10, 2023

*There are two start terms for Art Therapy students: spring and fall. There is one start term for School Counseling and Leadership Development students: fall.  Please note the correct start term on your application.

 

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