Graduate Research Programs
The application deadlines for Fall 2023 are:
- January 15, 2023, for international students
- January 31, 2023, for Quebec and Canadian students
Thesis programs applicants must find a supervisor before applying. The profiles of our supervisors can be consulted here.
Master of Science in Rehabilitation (Thesis) - Fall Admission
This program is approximately two years long and is designed for experienced clinicians who wish to expand their skills to learning about interdisciplinary research related to health and rehabilitation. The Master of Science (MSc) includes 16 credits of course work and a 29-credit thesis component. This program also provides the foundation for a PhD Program and offers the possibility of fast tracking directly to our PhD Program for those who meet the criteria. Application deadline for Canadian and International candidates: January 31st of each year.
Master of Science in Rehabilitation (Non-Thesis) - Fall Admission
This two-year program is designed to provide the skills for experienced health professionals to become consumers of research in order to promote evidence-based practice in rehabilitation science. The program is ideally suited for experienced therapists (>2 years clinical experience recommended), with an undergraduate degree in physical or occupational therapy or related fields. The degree is meant for those who wish to advance to a leadership role in their profession, implement change in their working environment, enhance their teaching skills and promote evidence-based practice in their day-to-day activities. The program offers two options; the first option is comprised of 45 credits of course work whereas the second option includes a 15-credit research project and 30 credits of course work. Application deadline for Canadian and International candidates: January 31st of each year.
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Rehabilitation (Thesis) - Fall Admission
The PhD Program trains health professionals who want to pursue a research career in a broad range of academic, research and clinical settings. The PhD Program includes intensive experience in clinical research related to health and rehabilitation from learning to ask the right questions through research design, analysis, interpretation and presentation of results. Also included is course work in education and for those with a clinical background, the opportunity to teach professional courses in the Undergraduate Physical and Occupational Therapy Curriculum. The program requires 3 to 5 years of full-time study and includes course work, a comprehensive exam, research proposal, thesis and an oral defense. Application deadline for Canadian and International candidates: January 31st of each year.