Welcome to Master of Physical Therapy Admissions

Thank you for your interest in our program.

Please take the time to thoroughly review our website and admissions requirements to ensure that you are eligible for the program and submit a complete application. We currently admit 100 students per year, and receive several hundred applications.

The MPT Program is based on a distributed model of education. Of the 100 students admitted annually, 80 will attend classes in Vancouver at the UBC Point Grey Campus and 20 students will attend classes in Prince George at the UNBC Campus. Students will also undertake 6 clinical placements throughout the program. These placements will be in a variety of settings throughout the province to give students an insight into the scope of the profession and a breadth of clinical experience.

The application process is highly competitive, a strong academic record in upper-level course work and program prerequisites are essential for a successful application. Applicants are not selected based on the institution that awarded their undergraduate degree, nor their undergraduate field of study. We encourage applicants from a variety of academic backgrounds to apply.

Admission to the UBC Master of Physical Therapy Program is highly competitive.  Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee an interview or offer of admission.  Please thoroughly review the information on this website prior to contacting program staff by email at mpt.studentadvisor@ubc.ca.   


MPT Program Application Timeline at a Glance:

  • May 1 – November 1: Prerequisite courses are reviewed by request
  • November 1: Application period opens
  • December 15: Application closes for international applicants
  • January 5: Application closes for domestic applicants
  • January 10: Deadline for submission of international applicant documents
  • January 15: Deadline for submission of domestic applicant documents
  • January 16 – Mid-February: Applications are reviewed and evaluated
  • End of February: Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI) invitations are sent via email to qualified applicants
  • March 6, 2020: MMIs are conducted
  • Mid-April: Successful interviewees receive conditional offers of admission