Occupational Therapy


The Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MScOT) degree program prepares students in advanced academic and professional knowledge and applied research skills for leadership in occupational therapy practice. The program 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:

  1. practice 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;

  2. supervise rehabilitation assistants, OT aides, or other support workers;

  3. use principles of research-based practice to guide and evaluate service delivery;

  4. contribute to research that will advance the knowledge base of the discipline;

  5. assume management roles;

  6. take leadership roles in the profession;

  7. take leadership roles in health care and other sectors including social services, education, and labour;

  8. fill academic-practitioner positions; and

  9. pursue doctoral studies and careers in academia or clinical research.

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Degree Offered

Occupational Therapy - MScOT​

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​​ ​​​​1. All applicants must meet the School of Graduate Studies English Language Proficiency requirements​.
2. For more information on admission requirements, ple​ase review the program'​s SGS Calendar entry: www.sgs.utoronto.ca/calendar ​​​

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Quick Facts

Domestic Students International Students
1. Application deadlines MScOT-8-Jan-2016
2.Required tests in addition to English Language Proficiency. See below or visit www.uoft.me/gradelp MScOT-n/a
3. Minimum GPA MScOT-3.0/4.0
4. Tuition fee -Please visit www.uoft.me/gradfees and refer to Domestic Fees.
-Please visit www.uoft.me/gradfees and refer to International Fees.
5. Direct entry option from bachelor's to PhD MScOT-n/a
6. Is a supervisor identified before or after admission? MScOT-After
7. If a supervisor is identified after admission (as per question above), is admission conditional upon securing a supervisor? MScOT-No
8. Is a supervisor assigned by the graduate unit or secured by the applicant? MScOT-Graduate Unit
9. Program length (full-time only) MScOT-6 sessions
MScOT-6 sessions
​​1. All applicants must meet the School of Graduate Studies English Language Proficiency requirements​. 
2. For more information on admission requirements, please review the program’s SGS Calendar entry: www.sgs.utoronto.ca/calendar