Program Overview

The online Master of Arts in Psychology / Military Psychology is designed to produce psychology and mental health professionals with the specialized training to work effectively with active-duty military, veterans and their families. 

Nearly all faculty members are veterans, experienced military professionals providing instruction to students on how to offer compassionate, evidence-based approaches to issues such as suicide, substance use and dependency, physical abuse, and the lingering effects of moral injury.

This specialization prepares graduates for positions such as:

  • Medical Service Corps Officer
  • Behavioral Health Specialist
  • Mental Health Technician
  • Military Research Psychology Assistant
  • Family Support and Advocate
  • Behavioral Health Educator
  • Sexual Trauma Advocate
  • Military Gender and Diversity Officer
  • School Veterans Counselor

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools


    A GPA of 3.0 or higher from baccalaureate degree-granting institution. Completed application and resume with full work history. Official transcripts from all schools attended. Letter of intent.

    School Overview

    The Adler University follows its namesake, Alfred Adler, a physician and psychotherapist who promoted individual psychology in a positive relationship to the community environment. Founder of the college, Rudolf Dreikurs, established the private, not-for-profit school in 1952 in Chicago. Through the years, Adler University has retained a focus on social justice, operating a group therapy program in Cook County Jail, along with a community health center and training program. By the 1970s, Adler University gained the accreditation to issue Master’s degrees and conferred the first Doctorate degree in 1990. Currently, Adler University maintains campuses in Chicago, Vancouver, British Columbia, and online. Furthermore, Adler University supports the following institutes and centers:

    •     Institute on Social Exclusion
    •     Institute on Public Safety and Social Justice
    •     LGBTQ Mental Health and Inclusion Center
    •     Center for Adlerian Practice and Scholarship


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