Master of Psychology (MPsy)

ADLER’s Master of Psychology* degree has two distinct streams that lead toward different career paths. More Information about the Streams.

The Master of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (MPsy-PSY) 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. This degree stream 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. This stream is a fully residential program with 100% of the instruction in-person at our downtown Toronto campus.

The Master of Psychology in Psychotherapy and Counselling (MPsy-PTH) prepares students for registration with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario as a Registered Psychotherapist. It is a blended program with several in-person residencies throughout the program and the remainder conducted virtually.

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 either of the MPsy degree program paths.

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Admission Requirements

  • 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
  • Resume
  • Acuity Insights Casper Admissions Assessments
  • Personal interview with a faculty member & the Academic Admissions Director

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We host monthly information sessions for our Master of Psychology programs. 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.

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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.

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Tuitions and Fees

Financial Assistance may be available for those who qualify
www.ontario.ca/page/osap-ontario-student-assistance-program
All Fees are in Canadian Dollars

Basic Tuition

Effective January 1, 2024 – December 31, 2024
ProgramTuition (per credit)Total CreditsTotal Tuition**
Master of Psychology (PSY)$70075$52,500
Master of Psychology (PTH)$70075$52,500
Masters Certificate$700
Transitional Equivalency (TEQ)$450

Tuition is assessed per trimester and the rates may be differentiated depending on:

  1. First and continuing year of study
  2. Program of study and degree route
  3. 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 November 8, 2023 to November 7, 2028. 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
What are the differences between the two streams, PTH and PSY and which one should I chose?

Click here for a more in-depth explanation of which stream you should choose. If you have any further questions or would like to speak about your unique situation please contact one of our admissions advisors at info@adler.ca of by phone at 416.923.4419.

What does “in person” mean?

All of our classes are synchronous which means that all classes will be taught in real- time by an instructor.  All courses in the MPsy-PSY stream and the intensives in the MPsy-PTH will be taught in person physically at the school. 

What does "blended" mean?

The MPsy-PTH is a blend of both virtual and in-person learning formats. All classes are synchronous which means that all classes will be taught in real-time by an instructor either in-person or using video conference technology.

What grades do I need for ADLER & do you just look at the last two years?
We are looking for a 4-year undergraduate degree with a 3.0 cumulative GPA, “B” (on a 4-point scale) or better.  We do look at all four years of your degree. However, we do understand that sometimes the first and second years don’t go as well as planned. You may also have personal circumstances that impacted your grades. At ADLER, we look at the entire package and focus on the individual.
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 (for MPsy-PSY stream) and the CRPO (for MPsy-PSY and MPsy-PTH stream)

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 to complete it.

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 at least 13 credits per trimester.

Do I need a GRE?
No. If you have a GRE score you can submit it as part of your application but we do not ask students to write the GRE.
What is the Casper assessment?

All applicants applying to either stream of 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.

  1. Fee to take Casper: $40 (CAD)
  2. $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 installments.

Is your program approved for OSAP?

Yes. Financial Assistance may be available for those who qualify
 www.ontario.ca/page/osap-ontario-student-assistance-program

Is there a practicum component in the program?

Yes. In the 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?
No. Students are guided throughout the program to help them decide the direction they would like to take, an MRP or Thesis. We then will work with the student to have either an internal supervisor or an external one, with internal support.
Is your MPsy degree accredited?

AGPS has been granted consent by the Minister of Colleges and Universities to offer the Master of Psychology** degree. The MPsy-PSY stream 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. And is a Recognised/Acceptable program for registration with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario, to practice psychotherapy as an RP.

The MPsy-PTH stream is designed to meet the educational requirements 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 goals and background and which stream would be best for you, please contact psychologyinfo@adler.ca.

**This program is offered under the written consent of the Ontario Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development for the period from November 8, 2023 to November 7, 2028. 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).

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.