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Adler University MA in Organizational Leadership

Chicago, IL

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MA in Organizational Leadership


Adler University | Introduction to MA in Organizational Leadership (Online Only)

Established in 1952, Adler University is a private, coeducational university located in Chicago, Illinois and Vancouver, British Columbia. Adler University also offers a fully online degree program.

A leader in preparing students for careers in industrial & organizational psychology, psychology, military psychology, clinical mental health counseling, and public administration, Adler University offers diverse programs in psychology including the MA in Organizational Leadership (Online Only).

Adler University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and the American Psychological Association.

Adler University’s M.A. in Organizational Leadership online program prepares students to influence organizations, both domestic and international, as a scholar, practitioner, and entrepreneur. The program emphasizes innovation in leadership and its role in developing employees, policies, and systems that foster agile, ethical, and resilient organizations.

Course Description and Program Highlights | MA in Organizational Leadership (Online Only)

MA in Organizational Leadership (online only) - Curriculum designed by subject matter experts in Canada and the US to emphasize both international and domestic leadership. Develop leadership skills with an Adlerian approach – socially conscious and pluralistic with an understanding of cultural complexity and pragmatism.

Focus on methods to cultivate innovation within an organization’s employees and operations. Work alongside Adler University’s community partners during the program’s Social Justice Practicum to make a difference in the lives of others.

Adler University’s Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership is delivered completely online, with the Social Justice Practicum completed within the student’s local area. The program covers 13 courses over a period of two years with the option to complete either a thesis or capstone project.

Online program coursework includes:

Entrepreneurship, Innovation Process, Leadership, Assessment and Feedback Coaching, Leading High Impact Teams, and Organizational Culture and Design.

Prospective students are welcome to request more information about this program and other programs offered at Adler University.

Admissions | Adler University Graduate Program

Admission to Adler University is competitive and students are expected to submit all completed materials at the time of their application. Prospective students can request more information about Adler University admission process.

Students applying to Adler University’s graduate program are expected to satisfy the following criteria:

- Hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or a comparable degree from an international institution.

- Present an academic record that demonstrates ability to fulfill the academic demands of the program. Successful applicants typically have a GPA of 3.25 or higher on a 4.0 scale for undergraduate coursework.

- Practicum or work experience in psychology or a related field is highly desirable and is considered in the evaluation of applicants.

- Approved applicants will be invited to complete interviews as the final step in the application process. Applicants should submit all application materials to the Office of Admissions prior to the application deadline.

Adler University Graduate Program | Financial Aid

Students who would like to apply for need-based financial aid should submit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) in accordance with the application timelines. By submitting the FAFSA, each student is automatically considered for need-based grant and scholarship programs.

School Accreditation The Higher Learning Commission
Program Accreditation Not Reported
Instructors & Students
Instructors N/A
Students Students Worldwide


Minimum GPA
Not Reported
Standardized Tests Required for Admission
Transfer Credits Accepted

Location & Contact

Student Contact Michelle Tiwade
Director of Admissions
Phone: 312-662-4085 Address17 North Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60602
United States