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Adler University (Vancouver) Ranking, Programs, Admission Process & Living Cost

Updated On - October 17th 2019By -  Aishwarya Bhatnagar
  • Adler University, Vancouver is the latest campus of the Adler University, located in the downtown area of Vancouver in the province of British Columbia, Canada.
  • Well-known for providing counselling training programs since the 1970s, the institute formally became a campus of Adler University in the year of 2005.
  • Currently, it offers doctorate and masters programs in the various field of psychology.

Why should you choose Adler University, Vancouver?

Key features

  • The university is the oldest independent psychology school in North America
  • The number of scholarships have been increased by 500% since 2012
  • Undertook the Socially Responsible Practice Project
  • Known for clinical training in psychology
  • Enrolment has increased by 44% since 2010


Type of UniversityPrivate
Number of Campuses3
Levels of StudyMaster’s and Doctorate
Basic tuition feesCAD 427 - CAD1,050 (Per Credit)
Test scores acceptedTOEFL, IELTS

Campus and Residence


  • The Vancouver campus is located at 520 Seymour Street in downtown Vancouver
  • The five-storied building of the campus has its own library and community hall
  • Parking facilities and other amenities are available including campus security services


Housing facilities are not available within the campus. However, students can rent a well furnished apartment with required facilities outside the campus.

Programs Offered

Different programs are offered across the three campuses of Adler University. Candidates can select the desired program and get admission in the corresponding campus.

Vancouver Campus

  • Total 9 programs are offered in the Vancouver campus
  • 1 doctorate and 8 masters programs are offered
DoctorateDoctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.)
Master’sM.A. in Counselling Psychology M.A. in Counselling Psychology: School & Youth Concentration Master of Counselling Psychology Master of Counselling Psychology: School & Youth Concentration Master of Counselling Psychology: Art Therapy M.A. in Organizational Psychology Master of Public Policy & Administration: Immigration Policy & Practice Master of Public Policy & Administration: Social Change Leadership

Chicago Campus

  • Total 13 programs are offered in the Vancouver campus
  • 4 doctorate and 9 masters programs are offered
Doctorate(Psy.D.) in Clinical Psychology Ph.D., Counselor Education & Supervision Ph.D. in Art Therapy Ph.D., Couple & Family Therapy
Master’sM.A., Couple & Family Therapy M.A., Clinical Mental Health Counseling M.A., Forensic Psychology M.A., Rehabilitation Counseling M.A., Sport & Health Psychology M.A. in Counseling: Student Affairs and College Counseling M.A., Art Therapy Master, Public Administration Master, Public Policy
Certificate Programs


  • Total 4 programs are offered in the Vancouver campus
  • 1 doctorate and 3 masters programs are offered
DoctoratePh.D. in Industrial & Organizational Psychology
Master’sM.A. in Industrial & Organizational Psychology M.A. in Military Psychology M.A. in Applied Psychology

All about the Application Process

English Language Proficiency Test

The candidates whose first language is not English need to appear in anyone of the following tests.

The students need to attain the minimum score for any test so as to take admission in the university.

TestMinimum Score Required
TOEFL580 (PBT), 240 (CBT) and 92 with at least 22 on each of the four sections (iBT)
IELTS7.0 with no band lower than 6.5

Documents Required

  • All official transcripts and official translations if not in English
  • All transcripts from outside of North America should be assessed by World Education Services or Educational Credentialing Evaluators

How and When to Apply?

  • Candidates can apply at the official website of Adler University – “New User Registration”
  • The acceptance of admission will be notified to the candidates by the Director of Admissions
  • All the applicants are advised to apply early as the available seats may fill quickly


Currently, Adler is accepting offers for Fall Season.

ProgramEarly DeadlinePriority DeadlineSpace Available
Doctoral programsDecember 1, 2017February 15, 2018August 15, 2018
Masters programsFebruary 1, 2018April 1, 2018August 15, 2018

Application and deposit fees

Admissions Application Fee (non-refundable)CAD30 CAD
Deposit, Master's programs (non-refundable)CAD200 CAD
Deposit, Psy.D. program (non-refundable)CAD300 CAD
Start Date Deferral Fee (non-refundable)CAD500 CAD

The following factors are given importance at the time of admission:

  • Educational performance
  • Substance and lucidity of written and verbal communication
  • Strength of recommendations
  • Personal and professional appearance
  • Community service concern and/or know-how
  • Previous professional work experience
  • Reliability, enthusiasm, and individual moral principles

Cost and Expenses

Tuition and Other Fees - Chicago

Clinical M.A. Programs Credit HourCAD 1,265
Non-Clinical M.A. Programs Credit HourCAD 855
Online Ph.D. Programs Credit HourCAD 855
Psy.D. Credit HourCAD 1,470
Ph.D. Credit HourCAD 1,420
Audit Clinical M.A. Credit HourCAD 630
Audit Non-Clinical M.A. Credit HourCAD 427
Audit Online Ph.D. Credit HourCAD 427
Audit Psy.D. Credit HourCAD 740
Audit Ph.D. Credit HourCAD 710

Tuition Fee - Vancouver

  • Standard Master's Credit Hour: $940
  • Standard Psy.D. Credit Hour: $1,050
  • Audit Master's Credit Hour: $470

Financial Aids


New Student ScholarshipsDisbursed toward tuition and fees over the first two terms
Social Justice Scholarshipup to CAD 10,000 (non-renewable)
Diversity Scholarshipup to CAD 5,000 (non-renewable)
International Student Scholarshipup to CAD 5,000 (non-renewable)
Merit Scholarshipup to CAD 10,000 (non-renewable)
Community Partner Scholarship50% of tuition for the program
Alumni Scholarshipup to CAD 10,000 per year (non-renewable)

Student loans

  • Canadian Student Loan (CSL) – Subsidized by Federal Government
  • British Columbia Student Loan (BCSL) – Subsidized by Provincial Government

Work Study Program

  • The Federal Work-Study program is a need-based employment
  • Partially funded by U.S. government
  • FWS participants are paid – CAD 13/hour for part-time work
  • Students can work up to 20 hours per week

Eligibility Criteria

  • Apply for student financial assistance and demonstrate the financial need
  • Submit a Work-Study Authorization Form through the Office of Financial Aid
  • Complete formalities and paper work with Office of Financial Aid and Human Resources
  • Interview for worker position

Alumni Network

Benefits to Alumni

  • Get 20% discount for upper tier licensure prep packages through the Association for Advanced Training in the Behavioral Sciences
  • Select library services are available for the alumni?

Some well-known alumni are:-

  • Suzanne Goudzwaard - clinical psychologist for Associates in Behavior Counseling and Mind Springs Health in Grand Junction, Colorado.
  • James H. Mathisen - Department of Veterans Affairs in Omaha and Lincoln, Neb., and he is also the Director of Mental Health at two local youth detention and juvenile justice facilities.
  • Jon Rosenfield - Career Advisor at Loyola University Chicago, and an adjunct professor at Adler University.
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Adler University (Vancouver) Overview

Institution TypePrivate
Student Population
DLI NumberO19394452198
Application Cost$30

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

February 01

Application Deadline

April 10

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

April 01

Application Deadline

July 30

Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Language Proficiency
IELTS-7- -
PTE-62- -
TOEFL-92- -

Adler University (Vancouver) Acceptance Rate

Graduate Programs100.0%
Total Applicants1097
Total Enrolled1097

Adler University (Vancouver) Enrollment

Graduate Enrollment1097


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