Master of Psychology (MPsy)
ADLER’s Master of Psychology* degree prepares students for registration as a Psychological Associate with the College of Psychologists of Ontario in clinical and counselling practice and the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario as a Registered Psychotherapist. The MPsy degree provides students with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to prepare 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.
- 4-year undergraduate degree with a 3.0 cumulative GPA (on a 4-point scale) or better
- English language proficiency
- Statement of Intent
- Three arms-length referees
- Acuity Insights Casper Admissions Assessments
- Personal interview with a faculty member & the Academic Admissions Director
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Admissons and Applications
Start your application process by filling our Declare Interest form. Our admissions team will contact you with further information.
We host monthly information sessions for the Master of Psychology program. Presently, we host them virtually. Fill out the form and select the date you want to attend. You will receive an email with a Zoom link close to the requested session date.Sign up for a session
Our instructors are all practitioners, bringing their professional experience into the classroom as well as training in the field. Our objective is to ensure students successfully secure employment or assist them in their goal of developing further in the job they have.View Faculty
Tuitions and Fees
Financial Assistance may be available for those who qualify
All Fees are in Canadian Dollars
|Program||Tuition (per credit)||Total Credits||Total Tuition*|
|Master of Psycology (MPsy)||$700||75||$52,500|
|Transitional Equivalency (TEQ)||$450|
Tuition is assessed per trimester and the rates may be differentiated depending on:
- First and continuing year of study
- Program of study and degree route
- International students
*Tuition and fees are subject to change at any time. Posted total tuition amounts are estimates based on current credit costs and fees and do not reflect any future increases. The total cost of your program may be different than what is stated here.
*This program is offered under the written consent of the Ontario Minister of Colleges and Universities for the period from August 8, 2017 to August 7, 2022. The MPsy program has submitted an application for consent renewal. To ensure continuity of operations, ministerial consent for programs offered at public or private degree-granting organizations is automatically extended during the course of consent renewals. 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).
Mpsy Frequently Asked Questions
Can I work as a psychologist with a Masters? I thought you needed a Doctoral degree?
The answer, under current legislation, is that you do not need a Doctoral level degree. Although registration varies by province, the College of Psychologists of Ontario (CPO) licenses two titles for practitioners. The first is the well-known title of Psychologist and the second is that of Psychological Associate. This designation is for practitioners with a suitable master’s level education.
What grades do I need for ADLER & do you just look at the last two years?
What if I don’t have a four year, honours degree in Psychology?
No problem. The ADLER Transitional Equivalency program is designed to give you the undergraduate-level psychology education you will need. It bridges the gap between the undergraduate qualifications you have and those required for the Mpsy and to be eligible to register with the CPO.
How long does it take to complete the MPsy degree?
The ADLER Master of Psychology Degree is a minimum of two years, but you can take up to five.
When would I be attending classes?
You would be attending classes two days a week, 9 -5. Either on Saturdays/Sunday or in September we also have a Tuesday/ Wednesday cohort option.
If you are only attending two days a week, is that considered part time?
No, it is full-time if you are taking a minimum of 7 credits per trimester. To complete the degree in two years you need to take a maximum of 13 credits per trimester.
Do I need a GRE?
What is the Casper assessment?
All applicants applying to the Master of Psychology Degree program at Adler Graduate Professional School are required to complete a Casper assessment. The Casper assessment is a standardized, multi-part online assessment that measures different competencies and attributes that we believe are important for successful students and graduates of our program. The Casper assessment will complement the other tools that we use for applicant review and evaluation. In implementing this assessment, we are trying to further enhance fairness and objectivity in our selection process.
Casper: 90 – 110 minutes online, open-response situational judgment test.
You will register for Casper – CSP-10201 – Canadian Professional Health Sciences Access https://acuityinsights.app/casper/.com to create an account and for more information on important dates and requirements, and the Casper assessments.
There is a practice assessment available which we would encourage you to take to familiarize yourself with the format of the assessment.
The results of the assessment generally take a minimum of two weeks to be sent to the school. Please ensure you schedule your test date with sufficient time for the scores to be included in your file by the application deadline.
- Fee to take Casper: $40 (CAD)
- $16 (CAD) per distribution
Do I need to complete Snapshot?
No, we only require the Casper assessment.
How much does your program cost?
The total cost of the degree is calculated by taking the cost per credit X the number of credits required to complete the degree. Presently the cost per credit is $700, you need 75 credits to graduate = $52,500
Do I have to pay a lump sum at the beginning of the program?
No. Each trimester your tuition is based on the number of credits you are taking, multiplied by the cost per credit. This amount can then be paid in one amount or divided into monthly instalments.
Is your program approved for OSAP?
Yes. Financial Assistance may be available for those who qualify
Is there a practicum component in the program?
Yes. In second year, you will complete 900 hours of practicum placement.
Do I need to find a supervisor for my thesis before I am accepted into the program?
Is your MPsy degree accredited?
Yes. AGPS has been granted consent by the Minister of Colleges and Universities to offer the Master of Psychology** degree, and it has been accepted as meeting the educational requirements to qualify students to apply for registration to the College of Psychologists of Ontario to become Psychological Associates. The program is also a Recognised/Acceptable program for registration with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario, to practice psychotherapy as an RP.
For a discussion about whether the MPsy degree will meet your own individual goals and background, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
**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).
The MPSY program has a submitted application for consent renewal. To ensure continuity of operations; ministerial consent for programs offered at public or private degree-granting organizations is automatically extended during the course of consent renewals
Why isn't your school on the Ontario Ministry of Colleges and Universities website?
The ministry has a page on their website called Go to College or University in Ontario. As described above, ADLER falls in a unique category as a private graduate school. If you click on the link Find a private postsecondary school, which is our closest comparison listed on the website, you will find the quote “Other institutions, in addition to the schools listed below, have the authority to offer specific degrees with Minister’s consent.” We fall under the category of “other institutions”. At the bottom of their website page you will find a section titled “Find schools offering degrees under Minister’s consent on the PEQAB website.” On the PEQAB website you will see Adler Graduate Professional School listed as having been granted consent.