Admissions

Thank you for your interest in the Rehabilitation Science Graduate Program at McMaster University! We are pleased that you are interested in this chosen program for furthering your education.

We offer four different graduate programs within the Rehabilitation Science Graduate Program. We offer a Masters degree (Thesis based and Course-Based), PhD degree, and a PhD Dual degree. For the Masters Course Based program, we also offer an Orthopaedic Musculoskeletal-Manipulative Physiotherapy (OMPT) Area of Specialization Field of Study. For the Dual degree, students work towards their PhD in Rehabilitation Science while also earning their Masters in either Physiotherapy or Occupational Therapy. 

If you have any questions regarding our program, please send us an email at rsgrad@mcmaster.ca

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Please see below for our admission intakes and their associated admission deadlines: 

Admit Term 

Program

Application Open and Close Dates

Fall (September) 2021

MSc Thesis Based 

APPLICATION PORTAL CLOSED

Fall (September) 2021 

PhD Thesis Based &
PhD Dual Degree 

APPLICATION PORTAL CLOSED

Fall (September) 2021 

MSc Course Based 

Opens: October 1, 2020
Closes: EXTENDED TO JULY 12

Winter (January) 2022 MSc Thesis Based Opens: June 1, 2021
Closes: October 25, 2021 
Referee Deadline: October 28, 2021 
Winter (January) 2022 PhD Thesis Based &
PhD Dual Degree 
Opens: June 1, 2021
Closes: October 25, 2021 
Referee Deadline: October 28, 2021 

Admission Requirements

 

MSc Thesis Based

Minimum Requirements
Application Materials
References
English Language Proficiency
Indigenous Applicants

MSc Course Based

Minimum Requirements
Application Materials
References
English Language Proficiency
Indigenous Applicants

MSc Course Based OMPT Specialization

PhD Thesis Based

Minimum Requirements
Application Materials
References
English Language Proficiency
Indigenous Applicants
Minimum Requirements
Application Materials
References
English Language Proficiency
Indigenous Applicants

PhD Dual Degree

Minimum Requirements
Application Materials
References
English Language Proficiency
Indigenous Applicants

Application Process

Step 1: Check the website to review program specific requirements
Step 2: Supervisor Selection
Step 3: Request/Collect/Complete all the admission application requirements
Step 4: Apply online
Step 5: Pay the application fee
Step 6: Review of your application by Rehabilitation Science Admissions Committee

Selection Process

RS Administrative Staff will compile your submitted application
Committee Reviews Application
Admission Decision

Policy and Procedures

  • As per the McMaster University School of Graduate Studies Calendar, admission is competitive; meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. The admission decision is not subject to appeal.

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Step 1: Pre-Planning


Review the admission requirements for the program prior to submitting an application.
Review the Admission Requirements
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Step 2: Application


It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the application is submitted with all required supporting documentation by the deadline. If the application is not complete or if supporting documents are not received by the required deadline, the application will not be considered.
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