Master of Science (Applied) Occupational Therapy or Physical Therapy: Entry Points
Applications for Fall 2019 admissions is now closed.
The School of Physical and Occupational Therapy offers two entry points to the Master of Science (Applied) in Occupational Therapy or in Physical Therapy (MSc(A) OT or MSc(A) PT).
1. The undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation Science (Occupational Therapy or Physical Therapy):
- Students who successfully complete the Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation (OT or PT) are eligible to apply to the corresponding Master of Science (Applied) program.
2. The Qualifying Year for the Master of Science Applied in Occupational Therapy or Physical Therapy:
- Students who successfully complete the Qualifying Year (QY) (Occupational Therapy or Physical Therapy) are eligible to apply to the corresponding Master of Science (Applied) program. The QY entry point is intended for candidates who already have an undergraduate degree. Candidates with an undergraduate degree are also welcome to apply to the Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation.
Only students from these two entry points are eligible to apply for direct entry to the MSc(A) programs. Places are held in the MSc(A) programs for all students coming from these two entry points. These students will be granted entry to their respective MSc(A) program provided they have maintained the appropriate academic standing, and other requirements are outlined during their studies.
Upon completion of the MSc(A) OT or PT, graduates will have the educational credentials required to apply for licensure to practice in their respective discipline.
Occupational Therapy: Admissions Guide & Documents (2019)
Physical Therapy: Admissions Guide & Documents (2019)
The CASPer test is an online screening tool designed to evaluate key personal and professional characteristics that make for successful students and graduates. Applicants to the Qualifying Year (QY) are required to submit a recent score for the Canadian Professional Health Sciences (Science de la santé - niveau 2) CASPer test. Test scores are only valid for the admission cycle for which they are designated. Fall 2019 admissions accepts CASPer tests taken from June 2018 - Jan 2019.
When registering for the test or after having completed the test, be sure to request the results be disclosed to McGill's School of Physical and Occupational Therapy (SPOT).
Testing dates for 2019 admissions can be found on the test provider's web site. Answers to some frequently asked questions are provided in a CASPer registration guide. After reading our CASPer FAQ, please direct any remaining questions about CASPer to the test provider. Altus Assessments, the testing provider, has also created a test preparation web portal.
To register visit https://takecasper.com.
Note that the final eligible CASPer test for 2019 entry is January 20th (English) or January 30th (French). Candidates who have not taken the appropriate CASPer test at or before this date are not eligible to apply.
- CASPer FAQ
- French Language Courses for Students of Health Sciences
- Dialogue McGill: an Initiative of the McGill Training and Retention of Healthcare Professionals Project to ensure English-Speaking Quebec students have access to health and social services in their own language.
- Health and Social Services Community Leadership Bursary Program: this Bursary Program is for bilingual, Quebec students from targeted regions who commit to working in their home communities upon completion of their studies.
- 2018-2019 Nomination Forms