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Occupational Therapy, MScOT

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #18 (WUR) Toronto, Canada
The Occupational Therapy program of University of Toronto prepares students in advanced academic and professional knowledge and applied research skills for leadership in occupational therapy practice.


The Occupational Therapy program of University of Toronto emphasizes the application of theory and research evidence to clinical practice through rigorous studies in occupational therapy and research production and utilization.

Graduates are eligible to write the certification examination of the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists, a requirement for registration with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario and most other professional regulatory colleges in Canada. Practice in another country generally requires the graduate to pass the licensing requirement specific to that country. Graduates are eligible to:

  • practise independently in a variety of roles, such as consultants and case managers, and in a range of settings, such as acute care, interdisciplinary programs, private practice, and primary health care;
  • supervise rehabilitation assistants, OT aides, or other support workers;
  • use principles of research-based practice to guide and evaluate service delivery;
  • contribute to research that will advance the knowledge base of the discipline;
  • assume management roles;
  • take leadership roles in the profession;
  • take leadership roles in health care and other sectors including social services, education, and labour;
  • fill academic-practitioner positions; and
  • pursue doctoral studies and careers in academia or clinical research.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Applied Skills and Technology: Human Factors and Design in Occupational Therapy
  • Occupational Science: Foundations for Occupational Therapy
  • Research Approaches and Methods in Occupational Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy Practice
  • Assessment in Occupational Therapy
  • Musculo-Skeletal Foundations for Occupational Therapy Practice

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    90 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: B
Recommended score: B

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • An appropriate bachelor's degree from a recognized university with high academic standing and a mid-B average or better in the final year of study.
  • To determine initial ranking only, the department will review the last 10.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) completed at the undergraduate level by the application deadline.
  • Applicants whose primary language is not English and who graduated from a university where the language of instruction is not English must provide proof of English proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    37790 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 37790 CAD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    10550 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10550 CAD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Toronto

  • 1502 - 2570 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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