MASTER OF PSYCHOLOGY DEGREE
This program is offered under the written consent of the Ontario Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development for the period from August 8th, 2017 to August 8th, 2022. .
The ADLER Master of Psychology (MPsy) degree is offered over two years full-time or maximum of 5 years part time, with most students combining full and part time and completing the program in under 3 years. Classes are conveniently offered on weeknights and weekends to accommodate working professionals.
The ADLER MPsy degree is intended to train providers of psychological services. The 75-credit curriculum is designed to meet the educational criteria set forth by the College of Psychologists of Ontario for a master degree leading to the designation “Psychological Associate” in the practice areas of Clinical or Counselling Psychology.
*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.)
Whether or not to grant the designation “Psychological Associate” and membership in the College of Psychologists is entirely at the discretion of the College. Questions regarding qualifications should be directed to College personnel before making a decision to enroll in any program of study. http://www.cpo.on.ca/
The Master of Psychology is a professional degree with an emphasis on clinical skills and knowledge. As with any practitioner-oriented degree, potential students who wish to pursue doctoral studies such as a PhD in psychology should ensure that the MPsy meets entrance requirements for that program before enrolling in ADLER.
Potential students from outside Ontario may recognize that the standards set by the Ontario College of Psychologists are rigorous and match or exceed requirements in many other jurisdictions. However, it is the responsibility of any potential student who wishes to practice outside Ontario to inform herself/himself of the requirements for professional practice in the intended jurisdiction, and to ensure that the ADLER Master of Psychology degree matches those requirements before making a decision to enroll in the program.
The primary aim of ADLER’s Master of Psychology (MPsy) Degree Program is to provide individuals with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that will enable them to deliver competent, up-to-date, and ethical psychological services to the public. The curriculum is designed as an integrated, organized sequence of study and training that meets academic and other educational requirements for registration as a Psychological Associate with the College of Psychologists of Ontario.
The curriculum also includes electives to provide a foundation for additional competencies such as specific applications of psychotherapy or assessment, according to the interests of students, the mental health needs of the public, and the development of the profession of psychology. Graduates will be encouraged to pursue post-master’s training and supervision to enhance skills. They may seek employment in psychological settings such as psychology departments in school boards and hospitals, psycho-vocational settings, and group practice or private practice once they become registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario or with certifying bodies in other jurisdictions. The MPsy degree is also designed to provide a foundation for clinical doctoral studies.
Members of the psychology faculty are dedicated to providing a solid preparation in clinical and counselling practice. What sets the ADLER degree and training program apart from other graduate psychology programs is a focus on the development of knowledge through practice, a focus that is designed to complement academic psychology. The curriculum is taught by actual practitioners who train students to bring a variety of assessment, diagnostic, and therapeutic resources to bear on the real life mental health needs of individuals, groups, and families.
All students are required to complete GP-100: Thriving in Graduate School.
Schedule of Tuition and Fees
All amounts are in Canadian dollars
Application Fee $85.00
Master of Psychology $ 625.00 per credit
Masters Certificates $ 625.00 per credit
Transitional Equivalency $ 425.00 per credit
Auditing a class $ 300.00 per credit
Student fees, degree and certificate student
Learning Resources $ 150.00 per trimester
Student Activities $ 50.00 per trimester
Admissions $ 85.00
Late signup $ 30.00 per credit
Add/Drop Fee $ 30.00 per credit
Program Withdrawal (M.Psy.) $ 600.00
Continuous Enrolment $ 300.00 per trimester
Transfer credit/waiver $ 100.00 per credit
Transcript $ 30.00 per copy
Graduation $ 150.00 per program
*Total for Masters of Psychology 75 credits $46,875.00
Effective January 1, 2018 – December 31, 2018
(*The total program cost is provided as an estimate based on current fees. Total cost and number of credits required is subject to change)
Q- Can I work as a psychologist with a Masters? I thought you needed a Doctoral degree.
A - 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 masters level education. In other provinces such as Saskatchewan, the title Psychologist, is used for both Masters and Doctoral level practitioners.
Q- What grades do I need for ALDER & do you just look at the last two years?
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 first & second year 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.
Q – What if I don’t have a four year, honours degree in Psychology?
A – 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.
Q – How long is your degree?
A – The ADLER Master of Psychology Degree is a minimum of two years, but you can take up to five.
Q – Why would it take me so long?
A – The ADLER Masters is offered on weekends. Students can decide by trimester how many credits they would like to take. This makes the program very flexible and many students work while they study.
Q – Do I need a GRE?
A – No. If you have a GRE score you can submit as part of your application but we do not ask students to write the GRE.
Q – Do I need to find a supervisor for my thesis before I am accepted into the program?
A – 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.