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Rehabilitation Science, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #72 (WUR) Online
At The McMaster University we offer a master degree in Rehabilitation Science. Students develop competencies as Rehabilitation Scientists and apply theory, research design, and analysis methods to a thesis advancing this field.

Overview

The MSc(RS) degree in Rehabilitation Science, offered by the McMaster University, contains 2 options: 1) A course-based option to advance the scientific knowledge, clinical reasoning, applied research skills development with a broad appreciation of the concepts of clinical measurement, and integrated evidence-based rehabilitation practice for rehabilitation and health care practitioners; and 2) A thesis option with a research focus on advancing the rehabilitation science field. Students develop knowledge and appraisal skills relevant to Rehabilitation Science and apply theory, research design, and analysis methods.

Leadership, evidence-based practice and applied allied health research skill development; Orthopaedic Musculoskeletal-Manipulative Physiotherapy specialization; OR Best practice and knowledge translation; Childhood Disability (and Participation); Functional health with aging or chronic disease; Neuromusculoskeletal function and mobility (work, ability and participation)

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Evaluating Sources of Evidence
  • Measurement in Rehabilitation
  • Introduction to Qualitative Research 
  • Quantitative Research Methods
  • Academic Research Integrity and Ethics
  • Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    92

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  • Minimum required score:

    580

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

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General Requirements

  • Honours Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent
  • B+ (B- for Engineering) minimum average, based on a full year equivalent of final year courses (3rd/4th level) relevant to the program
  • Each program may set additional/higher requirements
  • Degrees and grades from foreign universities are evaluated for their equivalency to McMaster’s
  • Departments or programs may establish additional requirements, such as scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  • Admission is competitive: meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission
  • The admission decision is not subject to appeal
  • Applicants who do not meet the above mentioned requirements, should consult the Graduate Calendar to determine the requirements for exceptional cases

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    7708 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3854 CAD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    3082 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1541 CAD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Funding

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