University of Alberta - Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research

Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research
Killam Centre for Advanced Studies, 2-29 Triffo Hall
Edmonton, AB
Canada T6G 2E1

Occupational Therapy

Program Information
Faculty: Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research
Degree: Master
Field of Study: Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Description The Department of Occupational Therapy offers two programs leading to the degree of MSc: (1) a master's with thesis as an independent degree for those proceeding from a BScOT, and (2) a course-based master's. The thesis-based MSc program is designed for therapists with an entry level degree in Occupational Therapy to further their studies and develop a specialized body of knowledge. The course-based MSc program is designed to provide students who hold undergraduate degrees from a variety of disciplines with the clinical and evaluative skills necessary for the practice of occupational therapy. The course-based MSc program is designed to address practice and theoretical issues within a broad range of settings. Upon completion of their degree, students will be able to evaluate programs, participate in research, and critically appraise current assessment and intervention options. An Interprovincial Training Agreement between the Province of Alberta and the Province of Saskatchewan exists for the Department of Occupational Therapy. Contact the Department for further information.
Website: Occupational Therapy at University of Alberta - Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research
Areas of Research: Cognitive/Perceptual, Motor, and Psychosocial Functioning Across the Lifespan; Community-Based Rehabilitation; Conditioning, Exercise, and Persons with Disabilities; Neural Basis of Motor Control in Health and Disease; Program Evaluation and Outcome Measures in Rehabilitation; Technology and Human Interface; Work Evaluation.
Course Based? Yes
Length: 2 Year(s)
Cost per year:

This is the estimate of instructional and non instructional fees calculated by the department.
Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%): 78
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 600] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 100] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 60]

Applicants may also take a PTE with a minimum score of 59 in order to prove their English proficiency.

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests
One set of official transcripts in pdf format from each university, college, or technical institute ever attended is required.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Last Updated: July 18, 2015