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 2021

MSc Thesis Based 

Open: October 1, 2020
Close: January 31, 2021
Referee Deadline: February 5, 2021

Fall  2021 

PhD Thesis Based 

Open: October 1, 2020
Close: January 31, 2021
Referee Deadline: February 5, 2021

Fall  2021 

MSc Course Based 

Open: October 1, 2020
Close: June 30, 2021
Referee Deadline: July 7, 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.
  • Any other info is placed here that your team wants applicants to know with regards to our policies. 

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Step 1: Pre-Planning


It is important to read the Ontario Rehabilitation Sciences Program (ORPAS) Student Guide for McMaster University before completing the application.
Read The Guidelines
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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.
Complete the Application