Dual Degree Option Doctoral and Professional Degrees
Master of Science (Occupational Therapy) and Doctor of Philosophy (Rehabilitation Science) OR Master of Science (Physiotherapy) and Doctor of Philosophy (Rehabilitation Science)
The McMaster Rehabilitation Science Dual Degree program allows students to obtain the established Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (OT) and Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation Science (RS) OR the Master of Science in Physiotherapy (PT) and Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation Science (RS) offered within the School of Rehabilitation Science (SRS) in 5 years.
The Dual Degree option will provide students with advantages through integrated scholarship training and professional development and stream-lined time efficiency. Completing the two degrees, an OT or PT professional degree and Ph.D. concurrently rather than sequentially will develop clinician scientists who have an understanding of the issues facing the professions, the potential contributions they can make and research expertise to undertake these roles.
The program will provide research training for individuals who will pursue leadership roles in areas including integrated research initiatives, interdisciplinary and knowledge translation health research. The graduates from this program will be leaders in advancing the contribution of rehabilitation science towards examining health outcomes within a broader scope.