Dalhousie University - Faculty of Graduate Studies

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Occupational Therapy (Post-Professional)

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Program Information

School:Dalhousie University - Faculty of Graduate Studies
Faculty:Faculty of Graduate Studies
Degree:Master; Online
Field of Study:Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Description:Easily incorporate study into your current lifestyle with our full-time or part-time online distance education program for qualified occupational therapists. The convenient and well-respected MSc(OT -- Post-Professional) program will challenge your assumptions about occupational therapy, research and theory while you build on your skills as a qualified occupational therapist in current and new practice areas.

URL:Occupational Therapy (Post-Professional) at Dalhousie University - Faculty of Graduate Studies
Thesis Based:Yes
Course Based:Yes
Cost per year:*
National: $12,322

This cost estimate is for Year 1 of the program, and includes incidental fees.
Careers:Occupational Therapists

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    Admission to the degree program is open to occupational therapists who have completed their occupational therapy education at a World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT) approved educational program. Priority will be given to those who hold an entry level four year baccalaureate or master’s degree in occupational therapy with a minimum B average (3.0 GPA). Occupational therapists with a diploma who present strong evidence of experience or advanced study in theory and research will also be considered. Priority will be given to occupational therapists who demonstrate the most favourable combination of academic excellence, leadership experience, referee recommendation, and knowledge of current trends in occupational therapy. Practice Leader and Research Thesis Streams are available. If you are applying for the Practice Leader stream, you must be licensed to practice occupational therapy in the jurisdiction in which you will complete your practicum course (OCCU 5020).

    Test Scores:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 92] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85] or CanTEST [min. 4.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7]

    English is the language of study at Dalhousie; therefore all applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate their capacity to pursue a graduate-level program in English before admission. Dalhousie accepts a number of different English proficiency test scores: Internet-based TOEFL- 92; Written TOEFL - 580; MELAB - 85; IELTS - 7; CanTest - 4.5 (with no band score lower than 4.0); or CAEL 70 with no band score lower than 60. Alternatively, a prospective student may enroll in the ESL program with the Dalhousie College of Continuing Education and obtain a grade of at least A- on the final stage of that training. The language competency test may be waived if the applicant has completed a degree at a recognized university where the language of instruction is English. The claims must be verified by the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Test scores are valid for two years from the date the test was written.

    Application Notes : English is the language of study at Dalhousie; therefore all applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate their capacity to pursue a graduate-level program in English before admission. Dalhousie accepts a number of different English proficiency test scores: Internet-based TOEFL- 92; Written TOEFL - 580; MELAB - 85; IELTS - 7; CanTest - 4.5 (with no band score lower than 4.0); or CAEL 70 with no band score lower than 60. Alternatively, a prospective student may enroll in the ESL program with the Dalhousie College of Continuing Education and obtain a grade of at least A- on the final stage of that training. The language competency test may be waived if the applicant has completed a degree at a recognized university where the language of instruction is English. The claims must be verified by the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Test scores are valid for two years from the date the test was written.
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    • Statement of Research Interests
    Applicants are required to submit a letter of Intent, a Curriculum Vitae, and two academic reference letters, either through the electronic reference system in the online application or by paper. Please visit the website for complete details.
    Cost Notes : This cost estimate is for Year 1 of the program, and includes incidental fees.

    * 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 21, 2020