McGill University - Faculty of Medicine

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Occupational Therapy (M.Sc.A.OT)

McGill University - Faculty of Medicine

Faculty:Faculty of Medicine
Field of Study:Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Course Based:Yes
Length:18 Month(s)
Cost per year:*
Provincial: $5,691
National: $10,924
Careers:Occupational Therapists


The Master of Science (Applied) in Occupational Therapy program is to be completed in 1.5 graduate years over five semesters and includes a clinical practicum of 1,000 hours leading to professional licensure to practice. The educational approach is consistent with adult learning and reflective clinical practice. The curriculum uses a case-based, problem-solving, self-directed approach across the lifespan. Strong links between academic and clinical fieldwork education are emphasized throughout the educational process. Coursework will focus on client-centred and evidence-based practice, clinical reasoning, ethics, and professionalism as essential components for the development of a humanistic, ethical, knowledgeable, competent, critical thinking, and problem-solving Occupational Therapist. The master’s project is designed to develop research and scholarly skills. Entry to the Master of Science, Applied, in Occupational Therapy is limited to internal candidates coming from the Bachelor of Rehabilitation Science (OT) and the Qualifying Year to the M.Sc.A. (OT).


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*70 to 74
These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    Students seeking admission to the Master of Science Applied, Occupational Therapy degree or the Master of Science Applied, Physical Therapy degree who have undergraduate degrees other than the B.Sc.(O.T.) (non-practicing) or the B.Sc.(P.T.) (non-prac ticing) degree from McGill University, will be required to complete a preparatory year of study prior to beginning the Master's Pro gram. This preparatory year is referred to as the Qualifying Year (QY).
    Test Scores:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 86] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Resume/Curriculum Vitae

    * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on September 20, 2022