Improving well-being through 
socially responsible practice.

Improving well-being through
socially responsible practice.

Admission Requirements

Applicants to the program must have the following:

  • An honours baccalaureate degree in psychology or a substantial background in psychology (defined as 30 credits of coursework in psychology which the faculty approves prior to interview and to include the pre-requisites: abnormal, research methods, statistics, developmental psychology/lifespan development).
  • Completed senior courses such as statistics, research methods, neuroscience, cognition, abnormal psychology, social psychology, developmental psychology, tests and measurement theory, personality and learning.
  • A grade point average of 3.25 or higher on a 4.0 scale for all undergraduate or graduate course work. A student with an undergraduate GPA of less than 3.25 may apply if subsequent graduate work reveals a substantively better GPA and/or there is evidence that there were extenuating circumstances that interfered with the undergraduate GPA (e.g., illness). In the case of an applicant who does not meet the GPA requirements of 3.25 or higher, the applicant will need supporting documentation for any extenuating circumstances and will also need to provide evidence of additional merit to their application (e.g., clinical or research experiences that speak to the mission and values of the institution). Alternatively, a student with GRE scores that suggest significant potential and/or submission of excellent academic reference letters may also be considered.
  • Practicum or work experience in psychology or a related field is highly desirable and is considered in the evaluation of applicants.

Applicants are required to submit the following items to be considered for admission:

  • Application and application fee
  • Statement of Intent answering the following questions:
    • Why are you interested in your chosen field and program?
    • Why is Adler University’s program a good fit for you?
    • What are your career goals and interests?
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate schools attended (U.S and Canada)
    • Please have official transcripts sent directly to the Office of Admissions
    • Unofficial transcripts are accepted for any schools in which a degree was not received
    • International transcripts must be evaluated by a transcript evaluation service
  • Three letters of Recommendation
    • These should be from someone who can specifically speak to your academic and professional abilities
  • GRE test score (taken within the last 5 years)

Approved applicants will be invited to complete an interview with faculty. Please submit all application materials to the Office of Admissions prior to the application deadline.