Master of Psychology


Program Description


ADLER’s Master of Psychology degree* prepares students for registration as a Psychological Associate with the Ontario College of Psychologists, in clinical and counseling practice areas. The MPsy degree provides students with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary in preparing 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 honor in psychology may utilize our Transitional Equivalency Program to qualify for full admission to the MPsy degree program.

Schedule flexibility is a key differentiator of the Master in Psychology degree offered by ADLER. Unlike other graduate schools, our courses are offered on weekends (full-day Saturday & Sunday throughout the year) and starting Fall 2020 a weekday option will also be available, accommodating traditional students and working professionals looking for a graduate degree in psychology. ADLER students have the option to complete their MPsy degree in two to five years, taking courses full or part-time.


International Students

The Master of Psychology (M.Psy.) program has been designed for students wishing to pursue graduate-level psychology or for those already in the field who wish to expand their knowledge base and skills. International student applicants must have the equivalent of a Canadian Baccalaureate degree. If you have an equivalent of a three-year bachelor’s degree or a degree in a field other than Psychology you may apply for provisional acceptance into the Transitional Equivalency Program.

Graduate-level education in psychology at ADLER has been a presence in Canada since 1978. We welcome a select number of qualified students to join a community of students and faculty dedicated to intellectual development and growth. You will find yourself surrounded in a family atmosphere of learning, where intellectual stimulation, encouragement of creativity, independent thinking and diverse opinions are welcome. The ADLER community values a broad range of experiences, cultures, and perspectives.

A Canadian degree is highly valued and recognized by multinational employers, international governmental and nongovernmental institutions alike. Students who graduate from Adler Graduate Professional School can pursue careers in public policy, education, private practice, clinics and many other fields of psychology. Our aim is to encourage you in intellectual growth and passion, understanding the differences in human nature and existence, engagement in deeper societal questions and learning how you can impact the world around you.

We are located in the heart of Canada’s largest multicultural city of Toronto with close proximity to libraries, lectures, museums, shops, restaurants and many great cultural and other institutions. I hope you will find ADLER as exciting and enriching as many of our previous students have. This is a place that is actively pursuing a multiplicity of ideas, visions, and experiences that can be valued as potentials and possibilities of the future. To quote Alfred Adler: “ The science of the mind can only have for its proper goal the understanding of human nature by every human being, and through its use, bring peace to every human soul”.

Map of the MPsy


All applicants are required to complete GP-100 Thriving in Graduate School at no charge.

Acceptance into graduate school, especially for students who have been away from post-secondary education for a number of years, presents unique challenges. From rekindling core academic skills and navigating online journal databases to writing graduate-level research papers linking psychological theory, research and application, returning to graduate school can prove to be daunting. Nor is it easy to adopt the standpoint and practices of a truly reflective adult learner (and eventually practitioner) as well as balance the ongoing myriad of everyday life demands. Thriving in Graduate School intends to introduce new students to a variety of strategies, skills, and resources that will facilitate their transition to, and success in, graduate studies at ADLER and beyond.


GP-100 is a non-credit course required for all applicants seeking admission to any ADLER graduate degree or postgraduate certificate program, and optional for any student registered in any non-degree/non-postgraduate program.

*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).

Last updated Mar 2020

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