MPT Admissions

Please note: During the open admissions period (Sep 28-Jan 15) drop-in enquiries to the department cannot be accommodated. Any questions (whether general or specific to your application) must be emailed to the Student Services Officer: mpt.admissions@ubc.ca

Guide to Applying to the Masters of Physical Therapy Program

We have recently made some changes to our website, please follow the instructions below to guide you through our updates.

1. Review the Admission Requirements for Domestic Applicants or Admissions Requirements for International Applicants to determine if you are eligible for admission to the program.

2. Review the Updates for Applicants section for any updates from the admissions office. Please note that it is the responsibility of the applicant to monitor the Updates for Applicants section for the most up-to-date information pertaining to the admissions requirements for the MPT program.

3. Review the FAQ Section for any questions you may have about admissions process.

4. Once you have confirmed that you are eligible for admission, please visit the How to Apply? page  and the Required documents for application page to find out what you will need to prepare for the application.

5. Once you have reviewed all the information above and you have prepared all necessary documentation, please submit an application online using the Graduate Studies Online Application. It is advised that you have the How to Apply? page open as you are completing the application.

** Please note, the application for September 2016 is now closed, and the application for September 2017 will open September 28 2016.

 

September 2017 Application Deadlines

 Domestic International
Application opens onSeptember 28, 2016September 28, 2016
Application closes onJanuary 15, 2017December 14, 2016
Prerequisite Course Review Request Deadline November 1, 2016November 1, 2016
Document Deadline January 15, 2017January 9, 2017
Reference Deadline January 15, 2017January 15, 2017

Application Timeline for Domestic Applicants (2017 program intake)

  • September 28th, 2016: Application opens for both domestic and international applicants. Please visit the "How to Apply?" page for more information about the application process.
  • November 1st, 2016: Deadline for all prerequisite course review requests to be submitted through the Prerequisite Course Review Request form.  Late requests will not be accommodated.
  • December 1st - 14th, 2016: The Admissions office suggests that this is the latest in which your application should be submitted. It is highly recommended that you submit an application as soon as possible. References will be notified to submit an electronic reference only after you have submitted an application. Please note that transcripts can be uploaded onto the application after you have submitted it. * if you are using an reference from an application the previous year, you must still submit an email address. In order to submit this information without the reference being contacted, put an extra space into an email address before the @ sign. For example, you would submit the email as john.smith @ubc.ca. This is ONLY to be used if you applied the previous application cycle and wish to reuse the reference for this cycle.
  • January 15, 2016: Application closes for all domestic applicants. All documents must be uploaded onto the Graduate Studies Online Application system. All supplemental application fees should be received by the department. For a complete checklist of the documents required of applicants, please visit the "Required Documents for Your Application" page. With the exception of the practical experience reference, we will not accept documentations that is mailed to the office, or dropped off in person. All documentation MUST be uploaded to the application by the January 15th deadline.
  • January 16, 2017 - 3rd week in February: Admissions evaluations are in-progress for all eligible candidates. Please do not call or email our office during this time to inquire about your application status.  We will not accept late applications or late documentation. Applications that are not complete by the stated deadline will not be considered for admissions for that cycle. Applicants will be notified at the end of February if they have been selected to interview.
  • 3rd to last week in February: Admission decisions after the initial application evaluation are sent out to all applicants. Invitations are sent out to applicants who qualified for an interview
  • March 10, 2017: Date of MMI Interview for all invited applicants.
  • March 4th - end of March, 2017: Final admissions evaluations are in-progress for all interviewed candidates. Please do not call or email our office during this time to inquire about your application status.
  • Early April 2017: Final admission decisions are sent out to all interview applicants. Conditional offers of admission are sent out to all successful applicants. Wait-listed applicants are also notified.
  • Early April - end of August, 2017: Admitted students are required to submit their official transcripts directly to the Faculty of Graduate and Post-doctoral Studies in order to fulfill the conditional offer of admission requirements.
  • Early April - end of August, 2017: Admitted students are required to complete registration forms for the program.
  • Last week of August or 1st Week in September, 2017: Mandatory Orientation Week for all admitted students (schedule TBA). Attendance at Orientation Week is mandatory and all students are required to attend.

Application Timeline for International Applicants (2017 program intake)

  • September 28th, 2016: Application opens for both domestic and international applicants. Please visit the "How to Apply?" page for more information about the application process.
  • November 1st, 2016: Deadline for all prerequisite course review requests to be submitted through the Prerequisite Course Review Request form.  Late requests will not be accommodated.
  • December 1st - 14th, 2016: The Admissions office suggests that this is the latest in which your application should be submitted. It is highly recommended that you submit an application as soon as possible. References will be notified to submit an electronic reference only after you have submitted an application. Please note that transcripts can be uploaded onto the application after you have submitted it. * if you are using an reference from an application the previous year, you must still submit an email address. In order to submit this information without the reference being contacted, put an extra space into an email address before the @ sign. For example, you would submit the email as john.smith @ubc.ca. This is ONLY to be used if you applied the previous application cycle and wish to reuse the reference for this cycle.
  • December 14th, 2016: Deadline for international applicants to have submitted an application.
  • January 9th 2017: Document deadline for international applicants. All relevant documentation must have been uploaded onto the application. For a complete checklist of the documents that are required, please check the Required Documents for Your Application page.
  • January 16, 2017 - 3rd week in February: Admissions evaluations are in-progress for all eligible candidates. Please do not call or email our office during this time to inquire about your application status.  We will not accept late applications or late documentation. Applications that are not complete by the stated deadline will not be considered for admissions for that cycle. Applicants will be notified at the end of February if they have been selected to interview.
  • 3rd to last week in February: Admission decisions after the initial application evaluation are sent out to all applicants. Invitations are sent out to applicants who qualified for an interview
  • March 10, 2017: Date of MMI Interview for all invited applicants.
  • March 4th - end of March, 2017: Final admissions evaluations are in-progress for all interviewed candidates. Please do not call or email our office during this time to inquire about your application status.
  • Early April 2017: Final admission decisions are sent out to all interview applicants. Conditional offers of admission are sent out to all successful applicants. Wait-listed applicants are also notified.
  • Early April - end of August, 2017: Admitted students are required to submit their official transcripts directly to the Faculty of Graduate and Post-doctoral Studies in order to fulfill the conditional offer of admission requirements.
  • Early April - end of August, 2017: Admitted students are required to complete registration forms for the program.
  • Last week of August or 1st Week in September, 2017: Mandatory Orientation Week for all admitted students (schedule TBA). Attendance at Orientation Week is mandatory and all students are required to attend.

Please note that all communication and interactions with the Department are considered part of the admission process and are taken into account when considering applicants for admission. Admission may be denied to applicants who communicate in an unprofessional manner or who act in an inappropriate manner during the admissions process, regardless of academic or interview standing.