Master of Applied Psychology

Adler University’s Master of Applied Psychology (MAP) program prepares students with skills in applied research, leadership, and program management and evaluation that are applicable across a wide range of fields and professions.

Learn to apply cutting-edge psychological insights and develop socially responsible solutions to complex issues in your community. And, align your studies even more closely with your professional passions by choosing a concentration in Health and Wellness, Gender and Sexuality, or Human Resource Management.

Program Highlights

Program Experience

Our curriculum provides a unique blend of training in applied psychology theory and practice. Graduates are prepared to integrate science and practice, to understand the application of psychological theory to their unique practices and fields, and effectively engage in culturally diverse environments.

All students complete their studies with a capstone or thesis that addresses a current or emerging social justice problem in the field.

Concentration Options

Health and Wellness

Explore how community health and well-being are influenced by social context. Develop skills for analyzing systems changes that can impact sustainable policies that improve psychological and physical health for all members of a community, including traditionally underserved populations.

Gender and Sexuality

Learn how gender and sexuality shape power dynamics in society and culture, and gain a deeper understanding of how gender and sexual minorities impact media, law, policy, and more.

Human Resources Management (HRM)

Explore theory and best-practice solutions for HRM across a broad range of industries. You will be equipped to take a leading role in developing and implementing processes, programs and policies that foster a more socially just workplace, including labor relations strategies, recruitment and selection practices, and diversity and inclusion strategies.


Adler University’s Master of Applied Psychology is delivered in a blended format, with both online and on-ground courses.

Coursework includes:

Get a complete list of courses and a more detailed degree plan: CONTACT ADMISSIONS

Graduating socially responsible practitioners, engaging communities, and advancing social justice.

Adler University

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Vancouver, BC V6B 3J5