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Admission Requirements

Master of Science (MS) in Occupational Therapy

  • Program requires a 7 semester, 27-month commitment.
  • No GRE is required for program admission!
  • Specific requirements for consideration for admission to the Master of Science (MS) in Occupational Therapy include:
    • Evidence of a completed bachelor’s degree.
    • A cumulative 3.0 undergraduate GPA (on a 4.0 scale).
    • Completion of all prerequisite courses.
  • No transfer credits will be accepted for the Occupational Therapy program.
  • Courses more than ten years old will not meet pre-requisite requirements.

Prerequisite Courses

A grade of “B” or better is required in the following courses:

  • Human Anatomy w/ lab (4 credit hours)
  • Human Physiology w/ lab (4 credit hours)(equivalent alternative: 4 credit Anatomy/Physiology I course and 4 credit Anatomy/Physiology II course, both with labs)
  • Biology or Physics Course w/ lab (3 credit hours)
  • College Algebra or Statistics (3 credit hours)

A grade of “C” or better is required in the following courses:

  • Developmental Psychology (lifespan) (3 credit hours)
  • Introduction to Psychology (3 credit hours)
  • Abnormal Psychology (3 credit hours)
  • Sociology/Anthropology Elective (Intro to Sociology or Cultural Anthropology recommended) (3 credit hours)
  • Medical Terminology (2 credit hours)
  • Advanced Writing Course (3 credit hours)
  • Research Methods Course (3 credit hours)

Required Humanities Electives:

  • Humanities Electives (art, religion, logic, philosophy, ethics, literature, or foreign language recommended) (6 credit hours)

Required Documents

In addition to official transcripts, applicants must also submit the following documents to complete the application process:

  • A current personal resume submitted through OT CAS.
  • Upload evidence of a minimum of 10 hours of job shadowing with an OT professional in a minimum of 2 different practice settings to OT CAS (Observation Form).
  • References submitted through OT CAS from professional individuals who can address work/school habits, ability to work well with others, and commitment to goals.
  • Upload a signed Essential Functions Form to OT CAS.

Please note:

Individuals who submit completed applications, and who are considered potential candidates, may then be invited to an interview with faculty to determine final cohort selection. Being interviewed does not guarantee admission to the program.

Also note that each completed admissions application is only good for the year in which it is submitted. Individuals who do not receive admission to the program, and who wish to reapply for the next year, must submit a new application to be considered.