Are you ready for graduate school?
Are you eligible to apply to our MSc Physiotherapy Program?
Are you ready for problem-based learning? Is PBL the best way for you to learn?
In our PBL environment, physiotherapy students work together, in small groups, to solve real-world problems, and find and apply knowledge. Through PBL learning, students develop their critical thinking, writing, research, communication and social skills. This model provides a student for lifelong learning.
Are you ready for 'self-directed' learning?
Are you ready for evidence-based practice?
The MSc Physiotherapy Program at McMaster University strives to prepare physiotherapy students to be caring and reflective practitioners who are clinical scholars with the ability to provide client-centred, effective and efficient health care, to critically evaluate the scientific basis of practice, to adapt to and initiate change, to collaborate within interprofessional teams, and to become lifelong learners.
Notes for all applicants:
The following courses are not included in the GPA calculation:
|1. Do you have the 4-year baccalaureate degree (120 units/credits or equivalent) with a minimum GPA of 3.3/4.0 (B+ or 77% or 9/12) ?|
|2. Do you have the prerequisites needed to apply to the Program?
Prerequisite courses must have a grade of 3.3/4.0 (B+ or 77% or 9/12) to be eligible.
|3. Have you read the ORPAS Application Guide available at https://www.ouac.on.ca/guide/orpas-app-guide/?|
|4. Have you uploaded all information required with your application?|
|5. Have you submitted your application by the due date?
|6. Have you requested your transcripts, from all postsecondary institutions that you had attended, to ORPAS?
|7. Have you paid all application fee(s):
|8. International students: Have you uploaded your TOEFL scores?|
| 9. Have you checked your ORPAS Verification Report?
| 10. Have you checked your email and 'junk folder' for any correspondence from ORPAS or McMaster University?
|11. Have you paid your $40.00 (non-refundable) CDN fee to complete the MSc Physiotherapy Program online interview?|
|12. Have you checked your email and 'junk folder' for an invitation from Kira Talent (Online Platform Interview) to complete the online interview?|
| 13. Have you completed the online interview during the timeframe that was provided to you?
| 14. Have you checked your email and 'junk folder' for any correspondence from McMaster University's School of Graduate Studies with an offer of admission?
Applicants wishing to apply to the MSc (PT) program with the Indigenous specific requirements, must complete the following:
Please note, only endorsed FIAP applications will be reviewed under the Indigenous specific criteria for admissions to the MSc (PT) program.
Please click here to visit the Indigenous Students Health Sciences (IAHS) office.
The following dates are for the 2017-2018 Admission Cycle, for September 2018 entry.
|October 19, 2017||ORPAS online application opens.|
|October 26, 2017||FHS Graduate Programs Open House, MUSA Marketplace, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm|
|Friday January 5, 2018||Last day to submit an application and non-refundable ORPAS service and institutional fees to ORPAS.|
|Tuesday January 30, 2018||Deadline to submit transcripts from all universities the applicant attended to ORPAS.|
|Mid-February 2018||Program will confirm with applicant that they are eligible to completed the Kira Online Interview.|
|March 2, 2018 to March 12, 2018 (subject to change)||Kira Talent interviews are completed online. No travel is required to complete the interview. Please note that the Kira Talent interviews dates cannot be rescheduled. Applicants are responsible for his/her interview costs ($40.00).|
|May 18, 2018||Admission decisions will be emailed to applicants (via School of Graduate Studies) using the email address applicants submitted in their ORPAS online application.|
|June 1, 2018||First-round offers expire.|
|June 8, 2018||Provisional acceptances become firm acceptances.|
|June 30, 2018||Deadline to submit payment of $500 non-refundable deposit
ORPAS must receive final transcripts
|July 31, 2018||Deadline to submit transcripts to ORPAS, with confirmation that your degree has been conferred (if applicable).|
|July 31, 2018||Program fees, Police Check, Vulnerable Screening and CPR documents are due.|
|August 27, 2018 to
August 31, 2018
|Orientation Week - mandatory for students to attend.|
How do you apply to McMaster's MSc Physiotherapy Program?
For pre-requisite eligibility, when do they need to be completed by?
Pre-requisites must be completed by December 31, 2018.
What type of degree do you require to be eligible?
The 4-year baccalaureate degree can be in any university discipline; none are favoured.
What courses should I take if I'm upgrading my GPA?
If you are planning on taking additional courses to improve your GPA, the Program will only accept courses completed at at a senior level (3rd or 4th year courses).
What will the GPA cutoff be?
MSc Physiotherapy Programs are competitive.
Does the prerequisite course have to fall within the last 60 units of study?
No it does not. Pre-requisites can be completed any year of your university studies.
How many prerequisite courses do I have to list?
You require the following pre-requisite courses with a 3.3 /4.0 (B+ or 77% or 9/12) grade or higher:
What humanities courses will you accept as a pre-requisite?
Any humanities course that has been completed through a Faculty/Department of Humanities would be accepted. Humanities courses can be completed at any level. Examples of humanities courses are listed in our 'Pre-requisite' tab. A humanities course MUST be completed with a B+” or 77% or 3.3/4.0 or 9.0/12.0 to be eligible.
What are the admission requirements for domestic and international applications?
Admission requirements are the same for domestic and international applicants. See 'Admission Requirements' tab.
How is my GPA calculated?
ORPAS calculates your GPA based on the last 60 units of study. It is recommended that you read the ORPAS Application Guide at https://www.ouac.on.ca/guide/orpas-app-guide/.
Applicants are notified by ORPAS to review their GPA calculation. This usually occurs late February. It is recommended that applicants review their calculated GPA for accuracy during this time.
ORPAS does not calculate international, exchange or graduate work. ORPAS forwards these transcripts to the Program to be calculated.
Graduate work is weighted the same as undergraduate work.
What if my first language is not English?
If your first language is not English, a TOEFL is required. See 'Admission Requirements' tab.
I am a mature student. Do I apply differently?
No. All applicants require the same admission requirements to apply.
I have been out of school for more than five (5) years, am I eligible?
It is recommended that you have completed university coursework within the last five (5) years to be eligible.
Where can I find the University tuition and supplementary fee costs for the program?