Admission to the MPsy program at ADLER is the responsibility of the Program Admissions Committee. The Academic Director of Admissions reviews all submitted applications and bases their recommendation to the Admissions Committee for any given applicant on their fulfillment of the academic requirements, the nature and quality of the Statement of Intent and references, the interview, and the Altus Casper assessment score.
No single factor will determine admissibility; rather, it is the collective judgment of the Committee as to the likelihood of the applicant’s success in the program. Additionally, a recommendation for admission will be governed by their assessment of the candidate’s potential to apply their acquired knowledge and experiences in workplaces and organizations. ADLER reserves the right to grant or deny admission to any applicant at its sole discretion.
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Applicants for the MPsy degree with ADLER must possess the following:
- 4-year undergraduate degree with a 3.0 cumulative GPA (on a 4-point scale) or better
- Transcripts must be submitted directly from the university to ADLER, either by mail – Attention Admissions or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- International transcripts must be submitted to the World Educational Service (WES)
- For information re: Canadian equivalency, see https://www.wes.org/ca/about-wes-credential-evaluation/
- English language proficiency, demonstrated by either:
- English is 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:
- 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.
- Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB). A minimum score of 85 is required.
- International English Language Testing System (IELTS). A minimum score of 7.0 (Academic) is required.
- 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.
- Academic Preparation Course, International ESL Program, Continuing Studies, University of Toronto. A minimum final grade of B in Level 60 is required.
- A three-to-five-page (single or double-spaced) 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.
- Three recommendations from arms-length referees
- Two of these should be from an academic referee if the applicant is either in school or recently graduated
- May also be a professional/volunteer or someone in the field of mental health
- Cannot be family, friends, or a clinician with whom the applicant has had a professional relationship
- ADLER will contact your references directly
- Completed Acuity Insights Casper Admissions Assessments
- The use of the assessment is a complement to the admission documentation outlined above
- Its intent is to add a further objective element to our selection process
- You will register for Casper for CSP-10201 – Canadian Professional Health Sciences: a 90-110 minute online, open-response situational judgment test
- Access https://acuityinsights.app/casper/ to create an account and for more information on important dates and requirements and to complete the Casper assessments
- Personal interview with one faculty member & the Academic Admissions Director. Applicants may be asked to provide a written essay after the interview. The question to be answered will be provided at the end of the interview and candidates must submit it within two hours
Applicants who do not present with a 4-year undergraduate degree with a major in Psychology may be granted provisional admission subject to the satisfactory completion of an ADLER-designed Transitional Equivalency (TEQ) program.
Transitional Equivalency (TEQ) Program
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 Dean of Psychology. Admission may be subject to completion of the Transitional Equivalency program.
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. 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).