Occupational Therapy Post Professional, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
  • English (book IELTS)
University rank #251 (WUR) Online
Our Master of Science in Occupational Therapy – Post-Professional program is designed for practicing occupational therapists. You can realize your own potential to lead, practice and create new knowledge with our flexible, online program.


Easily incorporate study into your current lifestyle with our full-time or part-time online distance education program for qualified occupational therapists. The convenient and well-respected MSc(OT – Post-Professional) program will challenge your assumptions about occupational therapy, research and theory while you build on your skills as a qualified occupational therapist in current and new practice areas.

Why apply?

  • Engage with top scholars and theorists in occupational therapy
  • Study at home
  • Learn to assess, conduct and apply research
  • Challenge your practice with advanced thinking about occupation
  • Discover ways to effect change in multiple practice settings

You can take up to two single courses before confirming your decision to apply or take one of our new graduate certificates.

What you’ll need

  • Occupational therapy training or Dalhousie’s Entry Level program
  • Reliable internet access
  • Participate in a mandatory orientation in your first year

Choose your path

The MSc(OT – Post-Professional) program offers two options for study.

  • The Practice Leader Stream is made up completely of courses.
  • The Research Thesis Stream features courses and a research thesis.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:
  • Program Evaluation for Occupational Therapists
  • Aging and Continuing Care
  • Identity and Transitions
  • Public Dialogue on Occupations and Enablement
  • Advanced Studies on Enabling Occupation
  • Critical Perspectives on Inequities in Everyday Life
  • Advanced Research Theory and Methods for Occupational Therapists
  • Program Evaluation for Occupational Therapists
  • Aging and Continuing Care
  • Community Development for Occupational Therapists
  • Measuring Health Outcomes

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
Check your fit with this programme

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Book IELTS
  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

What you need

  • A World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT) approved program (four-year undergraduate or equivalent).
  • A minimum B average (3.0 GPA) in the last 20 half credits of your occupational therapy degree.
  • Be qualified to practice occupational therapy.
Additional information
  • Priority will be given if you have an entry-level baccalaureate or master’s degree in occupational therapy.
  • If you have a diploma in occupational therapy, you may be eligible if you can provide strong evidence of experience or advanced study in theory and research.
  • You must satisfy the general requirements for admission to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
  • Preference will be given if you can demonstrate academic excellence, leadership experience, strong references and knowledge of current trends in occupational therapy.
  • You do not need work experience to apply for this program.
Admission Requirements
  • Four-year Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (B average) in the last 60 credit hours of study
  • Degree granted by university of recognized standing

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! (Unless that chair you're sitting on is in a foreign country...)

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    21185 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21185 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National Applies to you

    11981 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11981 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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