How to apply
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The application process involves sending your documents and payment information to the appropriate offices by the designated deadline.
- Faculty of Graduate Studies application form
- application fee (amount and instructions on the form above)
School of Occupational Therapy
- letter of intent guidelines [PDF-99kB]
- admissions decision rubric [PDF-223kB]
- two letters of academic reference [PDF-526kB]
- curriculum vitae
- two copies of official transcripts of all university classes (in English with university stamp or letter of validation)
- proof of English Language Competency (if applicable)
- Fall Term: June 1
- Winter Term: October 31
- Spring Term: February 28
International student deadlines are 2 months earlier for all terms. To be considered for funding, full-time students should apply by January 31 for admission to the Spring/Summer or Fall semesters.
If you are accepted, you have the option of starting the program in either the Winter, Spring or Fall terms.
You may submit a request to transfer credits from a different field or university as long as they haven’t been used towards another degree. A maximum of one full credit (or two half credits) with a grade of A- or higher will be considered for transfer on individual review of transcripts and full class descriptions by the MSc(OT – Post-Professional) program secretary. All transfers are subject to approval by the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
To request a transfer credit, please submit your request to the MSc(OT – Post-Professional) program secretary, along with your application package and a full class description.
English language competency
If your native language is not English, you must demonstrate your ability to pursue a graduate-level program in English before you will be admitted.
You may not have to do a language competency test if you have completed a degree at a recognized university where the language of instruction is English. This must be verified by the Dalhousie Registrar's Office.
For more information, please see the Faculty of Graduate Studies admission requirements.