Program requirements


Admissions requirements:

Candidates must have:

  • completed a 4-year baccalaureate degree in an area which can be related to the interdisciplinary field of Occupational Therapy.
  • A GPA =3.0 or greater, on a 4.3 scale, calculated on the last 20 half credits of the degree.
  • Satisfied the general requirements for admissions as outlined by Dalhousie’s Faculty of Graduate Studies.
  • English language competency (such as TOEFL or other tests as outlined by Dalhousie’s Faculty of Graduate studies)

Equitable admissions:

The Dalhousie University Faculty of Health Equitable Admissions Policy, the School of Occupational Therapy is committed to improving the representation of Aboriginal/Indigenous ancestry (especially Mi’kmaq), members of racialized groups, persons of African descent (especially African Nova Scotians), Acadians, persons with dis/Abilities, and persons belonging to sexual orientation and/or gender identity (SOGI) minority groups in the program. Applicants from these groups who meet the minimum application requirements will be given preference in admissions.

Technical requirements

Computer and Internet Connection:
  • You will need regular access to a computer with an internet connection. High speed broadband access is highly recommended for the optimal learning experience.
  • Courses may include video or audio playing software or a specific software application.
  • Most courses require word processing software.
  • Depending on a student’s thesis research, statistical or qualitative analysis software and bibliographic software may be required.