Admission Overview

All applicants (domestic and international) must meet the same criteria and apply through the Ontario Rehabilitation Science Programs Application Service (ORPAS). Incomplete files will not be reviewed. 

The application portal for admission in September 2022 will open in October 2021 and close in January 2022. Late applications will not be accepted.

2022 admission decisions will be sent out April 1st, 2022. No information will be available before this date.

The admissions process and requirements undergoes annual review and is subject to change. The School of Rehabilitation Science reserves the right to change the admission process and requirements at any time without notice. Every effort will be made to inform prospective applicants of any changes in a timely manner.

The average sub-GPA of applicants receiving interviews for admission are listed below, by year.

Grades are calculated using the 4.0 scale

2017 - 3.79
2018 - 3.83
2019 - 3.85
2020 - 3.86
2021 - 3.90

Admission Requirements

Degree Requirements
English-Language Proficiency
International Applicants & Exchange Work
Indigenous Applicants
Previous Graduate Level Work

Application Process

How to Apply
Application Fees
Make McMaster a Safe Sender

Selection Process

Health professionals are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that maintains public confidence in the integrity and dignity of our professions. In selecting students, we are looking for individuals who will conduct themselves in a manner befitting our professions. As such, any and all communications and interactions with the Program before and during admission are considered part of the admission process and may be taken into account during admission deliberations. Admission may be denied to applicants who communicate or act in a manner that may be considered inappropriate or unprofessional regardless of academic standing.


Policy and Procedure
Multiple Mini-Interviews
What can I Expect from a Multiple Mini Interview?

Entrance Requirements

Upon acceptance of an offer of admission to the McMaster Speech-Language Pathology Program, students are required to complete all of the following program specific requirements. These items are not required at the time of application.

Final Transcripts - June 30th
Vulnerable Sector Check - July 15th
Health Screen Record - July 15th
CPR - July 15th
Deposit - July 15th
Photo for Anatomy Lab/Hospital ID Badge - July 15th
Course Enrollment - August 4th
Indigenous Relationship and Cultural Safety Courses - September 17th
Clinical Skills Kit - July 15th

Important Dates


October 14, 2021 - ORPAS opens for applications - 
January 7, 2022 - ORPAS application deadline - 
January 30, 2022 - initial transcripts due to ORPAS
March 8, 2022 - MMI offers will be sent out ---- Please add to your safe senders list to ensure that you receive our emails.
March 11-16, 2022 - MMIs take place ONLINE for 2022
April 1, 2022 - Offers of admission sent out ---- Please add to your safe senders list to ensure that you receive our emails.
April 16, 2022 - Expiry date for first-round offers -  
April 30, 2022 - Provisional acceptances become firm -  


Ready to Apply?


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

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


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