ADLER Graduate Professional School

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Master of Psychology

ADLER Graduate Professional School

Field of Study:Psychology, General
Length:2 Year(s)


ADLER’s Master of Psychology degree prepares students for registration as a Psychological Associate with the Ontario College of Psychologists, in clinical and counselling practice areas. The MPsy degree provides students with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary in preparing them to offer psychological services in a variety of diagnostic, therapeutic, and assessment settings.

Unique to the ADLER Master of Psychology degree, applicants whose undergraduate degree is not a four-year honours in psychology may utilize our Transitional Equivalency Program to qualify for full admission to the MPsy degree program.

Schedule flexibility is a key differentiator of the Master in Psychology degree offered by ADLER. Unlike other graduate schools, our courses are offered on weekends (full-day Saturday & Sunday throughout the year) and starting Fall 2020 a weekday option will also be available, accommodating traditional students and working professionals looking for a graduate degree in psychology. ADLER students have the option to complete their MPsy degree in two to five years, taking courses full or part-time.


Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 93] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7.0]
Application Notes : Applicants are required to have English language proficiency, demonstrated by either: English being the applicant’s first language; completion of the applicant’s undergraduate degree at a university in which the language of instruction and examination is English; or a formal assessment by one of the following organizations to the respective indicated standard: i. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). A minimum overall score of 580 with a Test of Written English component score of 5 is required for paper-based tests; an overall score of 93 with a writing/speaking component score of 22 is required for Internet-based tests; ii. Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB). A minimum score of 85 is required; iii. International English Language Testing System (IELTS). A minimum score of 7.0 (Academic) is required; iv. The Certificate of Proficiency in English (COPE). A minimum score of 76 (with at least 22 in each component and 32 in the writing component) is required; v. Academic Preparation Course, International ESL Program, Continuing Studies, University of Toronto. A minimum final grade of B in Level 60 is required.
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests
Applicants for the M.Psy degree with ADLER are required to possess the following: a 4-year undergraduate degree with a 3.0 cumulative GPA (on a 4-point scale) or better; and completion of ADLER’s GP-100 Thriving in Graduate School course (cost is included in $85 CDN application fee).

An applicant who presents with an undergraduate GPA of less than 3.0 may be offered either full or provisional admission, subject to the approval of the Academic Vice-President, and based on a compelling written submission by a recommending faculty member who will assume responsibility for the student’s academic support should s/he require it. If the applicant is applying to either Psychology or Psychotherapy, admission may be subject to completion of the Transitional Equivalency program, described below.

Application Requirements: a 3- to 5-page Statement of Intent, which comprises an autobiographical reflection essay outlining how the applicant’s personal history and life experience informs both a potential research focus area in psychology studies, and their calling to a future practice as a psychologist; a personal interview with two faculty members with an overall assessment of 4 or 5 (on a 5- point scale). If one of the two faculty members recommends acceptance and the other recommends denial (i.e. 3 or less), the applicant will be invited for an interview with a third faculty member; two letters of recommendation from arms-length referees, one of which should be from an academic referee. Ideally, at least one of the referees should know the applicant in a context related to psychological or social services; and a resume.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

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