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), accommodating 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.
All applicants are required to complete GP-100 Thriving in Graduate School at no charge.
Acceptance into graduate school, especially for students who have been away from post-secondary education for a number of years, presents unique challenges. From rekindling core academic skills and navigating online journal databases to writing graduate-level research papers linking psychological theory, research and application, returning to graduate school can prove to be daunting. Nor is it easy to adopt the standpoint and practices of a truly reflective adult learner (and eventually practitioner) as well as balance the ongoing myriad of everyday life demands. Thriving in Graduate School intends to introduce new students to a variety of strategies, skills and resources that will facilitate their transition to, and success in, graduate studies at ADLER and beyond.
GP-100 is a non-credit course required for all applicants seeking admission to any ADLER graduate degree or postgraduate certificate program, and optional for any student registered in any non-degree/non-postgraduate program.
*This program is offered under the written consent of the Ontario Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development for the period from August 8, 2017 to August 7, 2022. Prospective students are responsible for satisfying themselves that the program and the degree will be appropriate to their needs (e.g., acceptable to potential employers, professional licensing bodies or other educational institutions).