McMaster University

24 months
32148 CAD/year
6924 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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Physiotherapists are experts in movement and function. As health care professionals, physiotherapists work with people across the lifespan, who have a wide array of mobility issues, injuries, and/or health conditions, and work in a variety of settings. This master degree in Physiotherapy is offered at the McMaster University.


Using a client-cantered approach, physiotherapists work with people to: prevent disability and chronic conditions, maximize the ability to move and function, and improve health, wellness, and quality of life. 

The programme

A professional Master's program in Physiotherapy  comprised of academic and clinical education, which prepares students in their eligibility to be registered practicing physiotherapists in Canada. This program offered by the McMaster University meets Canadian professional accreditation and practice standards.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Paediatric Physiotherapy 
  • Advanced Neurological Physiotherapy Practice: Problem-based 
  • Advanced Neurological Physiotherapy Practice: Clinical Laboratory Course
  • Physiotherapy Clinical Practice 
  • Community-based Physiotherapy: Problem-based 
  • Community-based Physiotherapy: Clinical Laboratory 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
B (recommended)

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • To be eligible for admission to the M.Sc. (PT) Program, applicants will have completed a four-year baccalaureate degree or the equivalent number of courses (120 units/credits), and will have achieved a minimum grade-point average of “B+” or 77% or 3.0/4.0 or 8.0/12.0 in their final 60 units of credit. 
  • Post-graduate coursework is also considered in this GPA calculation. Applicants may apply during the fourth year of their degree. In this case, the pre-admission GPA for eligibility purposes is calculated using the most recent 60 units of credit towards their degree.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    32148 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16074 CAD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    6924 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3462 CAD per semester and a duration of 24 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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