Adler University

Adler University

Vancouver , Canada
  • 85
    Acceptance Rate
  • 10
    Available Programs
  • 32600
    Average Cost
  • 81
    Employment Rate
  • Permit


Adler University continues the pioneering work of the first community psychologist Alfred Adler by graduating socially responsible practitioners, engaging communities, and advancing social justice.
Alfred Adler began community psychology by articulating the constructs of gemeinschaftsgefühl (social interest or the connection between individual and community well being) and systemic / structural community intervention (such as preventative public health measures). Adler University, as a higher education institution, continues his work today through the production of three outcomes which are specified in the mission:
Socially Responsible Practitioners
Socially responsible practitioners are educated to be effective personal and social change agents in the pursuit of justice.
Community Engagement
Community engagement is collaborative partnership that strengthens communities, provides service, and prepares students.
Social Justice
Social justice refers to equitable distribution of economic, political, civil, cultural, social, and other resources and opportunities in society in order to promote the optimal development of persons and communities.

Entry requirements

Each program has individual requirements (Bachelor's degree in specialty, letters of recommendation, essays, interviews), as well as an English language level of IELTS 6.0 minimum

Scholarship & funding

Adler University offers a variety of scholarships to help support the educational goals of its students. Unlike student loans, scholarships do not need to be repaid and are awarded based on a variety of criteria including, but not limited to, academic excellence, mission relevance, and community involvement and service. For more information click here


Student life

Challenging Traditional Approaches to Community Mental Health
ISE Conference Day Two