MPsy Admissions & Application

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 fulfilment 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 fit and 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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Submission Process

Required Documentation

  1. 4-year undergraduate degree with a 3.0 cumulative GPA (on a 4-point scale) or better
  2. English language proficiency, demonstrated by either:
    1. English is the applicant’s first language;
    2. Completion of the applicant’s undergraduate degree at a university in which the language of instruction and examination is English; or
    3. A formal assessment by one of the following organizations to the respective indicated standard:
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. Resume
  6. Completed Acuity Insights Casper Admissions Assessments
    • The use of the assessment is a complement to the admission documentation outlined above
    • It intends 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  to create an account and for more information on important dates and requirements and to complete the Casper assessments
  7. 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. 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).