MSc Occupational Therapy

OT Program Annual Admissions Information Session

Click here for information about the webinar held on November 19th, 2013.


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The Master of Science program in Occupational Therapy is a two year course-based Master’s degree. Our goal is to prepare occupational therapists that possess the requisite knowledge, skills, and professional behaviours to practice as entry-level practitioners in a complete range of institutional and community settings in either urban or rural locations throughout Canada or the international community. Graduates will be prepared to function as independent practitioners, as members of interdisciplinary teams, as critical consumers of research, as agents of change, as leaders in their profession, and as lifelong self-directed learners.

McMaster’s Occupational Therapy program offers many more clinical placements than that of other occupational therapy programs in Canada, and as a result, you get more clinical exposure to various environments. If you are interested in pediatric occupational therapy, McMaster offers the best exposure to this area of practice with faculty members that include clinicians and researchers known world wide!

--Justine, Occupational Therapy

The Northern Studies Stream (NSS) program was identified in the 1998 report of the Academic Credentialing Committee of the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists as one of the seven greatest strengths of the McMaster Occupational Therapy program: “The Northern Studies Stream, offered in collaboration with Lakehead University, is a remarkable resource for students who benefit directly from a period of study in the Thunder Bay region”. Learn more information about this unique part of the OT/PT program…