ADLER Degrees

Transitional Equivalency

Students not currently possessing a traditional four-year honours undergraduate degree in Psychology, or those who did not initially choose psychology in university as a part of their career path, have until now faced limited options when it comes to gaining admission to a master’s level graduate degree in psychology that leads to registration with the College of Psychologists as a Psychological Associate.

ADLER’s custom-designed Transitional Equivalency in Psychology provides an opportunity to bridge the gap between current academic qualifications and those required by the Master of Psychology (MPsy) degree. It also ensures coverage of the four pillars of psychology that are required by the Ontario College of Psychologists (Biological, Cognitive-Affective, Social Bases of Behaviour and the Psychology of the Individual), along with the necessary knowledge surrounding statistics and research methods.

For more information on the College of Psychologist’s undergraduate as well as graduate educational requirements for the professional designation of Psychological Associate, visit

Interested students are required to fully complete an application for the Master of Psychology Degree.

Conditional acceptance will be offered to those who meet basic program requirements, including an undergraduate degree with a B average. Admitted students then complete the Transitional Equivalency program to gain full admission to the MPsy Degree program.

For Transitional Equivalency, each student’s individual requirements are assessed, and a study plan is created. The student works with the Director of the Transitional Equivalency program on an individual and/or small class basis to complete their required course(s).

Transitional Equivalency classes are usually held on Monday & Thursday evenings, 6 pm to 9 pm, throughout the year. It may take anywhere from 2 to 18 months, depending on the student’s individual schedule, as well as the number of courses required for completion. Note: All TEQ courses will remain virtual (over Zoom) for the Summer 2022 Trimester.

At the beginning of the Transitional Equivalency students are required to complete GP-100: Thriving in Graduate School

To apply for the Transitional Equivalency, you must have:

 A minimum 3-year undergraduate degree with a B average.

TEQ Faculty

Adam Lodzinski

Adam Lodzinski

Director of Transitional Equivalency Program

  • Adam Lodzinski
  • Adam Lodzinski

    Director of Transitional Equivalency Program & Faculty Member
    Courses Taught: Transitional Equivalency (TQ); GP-100 Thriving in Graduate School; RC-574 Quantitative Analysis I; RC-575 Quantitative Analysis II

    Dr. Lodzinski is a nationally recognized expert in the application of psychology to human service program development. Passionate about the application of psychology to real-world problems, in his 20+ year career he has contributed to many fields including learning disabilities; adult literacy; child, youth as well as adult mental health; child protection, addiction treatment; family violence prevention; career development; youth employment; youth and adult justice services; community health promotion; family and child services; and early childhood education. He has worked with health and human service organizations throughout Canada on varied projects including program designs, program evaluations and organizational reviews. Well over 5,000 helping professionals working in hundreds of organizations - as well as many First Nations - have attended one or more of his workshops. His private practice currently focuses on providing services in career transition as well as conflict resolution.
  • Adam Lodzinski