The deadline to apply for this program is December 15th.

ProgramExpected LengthProject and/or thesisCourse based
M.P.T.2 years

Students entering the M.P.T. program will be engaged in academic activities for 11 of 12 months of the year, for 2 years and 6 weeks. The curriculum is made up of 10 modules of varying lengths. It differs from most university programs, which provide courses in two regular terms (Sept. to Dec., Jan. to April). The M.P.T. program at the U of S provides opportunities for each student to participate in a clinical education, case integration courses and integrated evaluation.


Program Canadian International
Master of Physical Therapy $19,924.00*

* This program is only available to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Tuition fee is for the full program, even if the program is taken over multiple years.

Tuition information is accurate for the current academic year and does not include student fees. For detailed tuition and fees information, visit the official tuition website.

Admission requirements

Master of Physical Therapy

Residency requirements

Applicants to the School of Rehabilitation Science must satisfy the following residency qualifications:
1. Applicants applying through the Education Equity Program for Aboriginal students must be Canadian citizens.
2. Other applicants must meet one of the following four School of Rehabilitation Science residency requirements AND be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada. 

  1. The applicant has established their primary place of residence in Saskatchewan or one of the Yukon, Northwest or Nunavut Territories, at least one calendar year immediately prior to September 1 in the year of proposed admission.
  2. Irrespective of the current place of residence of the applicant, the applicant's family home (the home of parents, legal guardians, foster parents or spouse), is in Saskatchewan, or one of the Yukon, Northwest or Nunavut Territories.
  3. The applicant is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan or other degree-granting college or university in Saskatchewan.
  4. The applicant is currently serving, or is a member of a family unit in which the parents, legal guardians or spouse are serving in the Armed Forces or R.C.M.P., and the family unit has been transferred to Saskatchewan or one of the Yukon, Northwest or Nunavut Territories
Academic requirements
  • Have a four year baccalaureate degree (in any discipline) from a college or university of acceptable standing
  • Human Physiology (6 credit units) – PHPY 302.3 and one of PHPY 301.3, PHPY 303.3, HSC 350.3, PHSI 208.6 or equivalent
  • Statistics (3 credit units) – STAT 245.3 or PLSC 314.3 or equivalent
  • Basic Human Anatomy (3 credit units) – ACB 310.3 or equivalent
  • Minimum 70% average normally calculated using the most recent minimum 60 credit units of university course work
Language Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English must submit evidence that they are proficient in the English language. Acceptable test scores required for the Master of Physical Therapy program are:

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
    A minimum overall total of 100 and at least 22 out of 30 in each component.
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing Service)
    A band score of 7.5 out of 9 in each area and overall.
  • CanTest (Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees)
    A band score of 5 for each area and overall.

Please note: that these requirements are higher than the minimum required by the College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

Any applicant who may require disability accommodations for the admissions process should be registered with Access and Equity Services and all requested accommodations must be received by the deadline for application (December 15).

Application process

The application process for the Master of Physical Therapy program is unique, including a supplemental application form to ensure prospective students meet stringent residency and admission requirements. If you are interested in applying to this program, please review our detailed admissions page below.


School of Rehabilitation Science
104 Clinic Place
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK S7N 2Z4

Graduate Chair
Dr. Cathy Arnold

Graduate Administrator
Kristine Zulak