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Master of Science [M.Sc] (Physical Therapy)

 2.5 years
 full time
 on campus

Field of Study

Offered by     Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research, University of Alberta

$ 5,459 

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Program Description

  • The University of Alberta offers an MSc in Civil and Environmental Engineering Science for a duration of 2 years.
  • It is an on-campus, thesis-based program offered on a full-time basis.
  • The MSc in Physical Therapy program at the University of Alberta is one of 15 physical therapy programs in Canada (10 English, 5 French).
  • The various degree offered by the department are:
    • Master of Science (MSc)
    • Master of Science/Doctor of Philosophy (MSc/PhD)
    • MBA-MSc (Course-based)
  • This program graduates are prepared to meet the current and future challenges of client-centered, evidence-informed, interprofessional practice.
  • It also provides the highest quality Physical Therapy education at all levels.
  • The objective of the program is to provide students with physical therapy skills that meet the workplace demands of diverse and changing healthcare environments.
  • The research areas of the program are:
    • Cardiac Rehabilitation
    • Critical Care 
    • Musculoskeletal 
    • Neurology and Oncology 
    • Occupational Rehabilitation
    • Pediatrics and Spinal Disorders
  • The Master of Science in Physical Therapy program at the University of Alberta is accredited by Physiotherapy Education Accreditation Canada (PEAC). 
  • The Department of Physical Therapy has consistently been recognized for professional, scholarly, and academic excellence, and has established a reputation as one of the premier Physical Therapy programs in North America.
  • Job opportunities for MSc in Physical Therapy are Physiotherapist, Sports Therapist, etc and the average salary goes up to 41,000 USD.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Master
Duration2.5 years
Fees$ 19,005 for 2.5 years
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - Jan 15)
Language Proficiency TOEFL,IELTS
Offered by Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research, University of Alberta
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Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Students must have a four-year undergraduate degree or its academic equivalent, from an academic institution recognized by the University of Alberta.
  • The cumulative weighted average GPA of 3.0/4.0 [B Grade] is required.
  • Students have to complete some of the following pre-requisite courses: English, Statistics, Psychology, Humanities/Social Science, Human Anatomy, Human Physiology, and Human Movement.

    Indian Student Eligibility:

    Indian students are eligible to apply if they meet one of the following eligibility criteria:

    • Completed a 4-year UG degree with first class in a relevant field from a recognized institution.
    • Students will need to submit school results for Class XI showing a competitive average and course registration for Class XII, or Class XII mid-year results.
    • Students in CBSE or CISCE schools need to present a 75%+ score on their final Class XII exams.

    Along with the minimum eligibility requirements, international students hailing from non-English speaking countries need to prove English proficiency through IELTS/TOEFL/any equivalent test.

    Required Document List

    Following are the required documents:

    • CV/Resume: Outline of academic achievements and awards, publications, relevant work, and volunteer experience.
    • Official Transcripts: Students have to submit a copy of their original official transcripts.
    • Reference letters: Students will choose letter writers that will be able to comment on their academic record as well as other experiences or relevant skill sets. 
    • Statement of Intent: Reasons or intentions for pursuing studies in this program, including a description of prior experience.
    • ELP Scores: Students have to submit their English language proficiency scores like IELTS, TOEFL, or other test scores.

    Application Deadline

    Jan 15

    Scores Required

    90 / 120

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    7 / 9

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    Fees & Funding

    Tution & Application Fees

    YearYear 1Year 2Year 3
    Tuition fees$5459$5459$5459
    Health and wellness$420$420$420
    Other fees$456$456$456
    Total fees$6335$6335$6335

    Living Costs

    HeadAvg Cost Per Year
    Housing$ 10,800
    Food$ 2,700


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    Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

    NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
    Alberta Innovates Graduate Student Scholarship Variable Yes 14 Feb, 2021
    UAlberta Master's Entrance Scholarship Variable Yes 07 Apr, 2020
    Alberta Graduate Excellence Scholarship (AGES) $8,312 Yes N/A
    BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
    Debesh Kamal Scholarship $1,385 Yes 30 Apr, 2020
    Ontario Graduate Fellowship $8,459 Yes N/A
    Aga khan Foundation Scholarships Variable Yes 31 Mar, 2020
    Bharat Petroleum Scholarship 2020 Variable Yes N/A
    Go Clean Scholarship $3,500 Yes 31 Dec, 2020
    VueVille Future Technology Scholarship $1,000 Yes 30 Sep, 2020
    Paul Foundation scholarships $20,174 Yes N/A
    Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020
    JN Tata Endowment Scholarship Variable Yes 09 Mar, 2020
    (ISC)² Women’s Cybersecurity Scholarships Variable Yes 19 Feb, 2021
    FINCAD Women in Finance Scholarship $20,000 Yes N/A
    Ellis R. Ott Scholarship for Applied Statistics and Quality Management Variable Yes 01 Apr, 2020
    Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program $150 Yes N/A
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    VISA & Work Study


    • There is no particular visa type to study in Canada but require a Student Visa.
    • International applicants who are applying for a Student Visa are required to have TRV (Temporary Resident Visa) or eTA (Electronic Travel Authorization) for entry in Canada.
    • Following are the required documents for Students visa applications:
      • Application for Study Permit
      • Letter of acceptance.
      • Proof of financial support.
      • Passport photos.
      • an Entry Visa to enter the country.
      • Visa to study or work in the country.
      • Resident Permit or registration after arrival in the host country.

    Work Study

    Students from the University of Alberta can work both on-campus and off-campus.

    On-Campus: Students can work on-campus. The jobs available for students are UAlberta offices like interns, assistants, receptionists, and Stores and restaurants, UAlberta bookstores, UAlberta libraries, Coffeeshops.  Students can work a number of hours per week on-campus and up to 20 hours a week.

    Off-Campus: Students can also work off-campus. The jobs available for students are companies in their field of studies, Banks, Restaurants, and Stores. Students can work a number of hours per week off-campus and up to 20 hours a week.

    Career and Placement after Course

    Possible career opportunities are:

    • Physiotherapist
    • Sports Therapist
    • Acupuncturist
    • Chiropractor
    • Exercise Physiologist, and others.

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