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Admission Requirements

Admission requirements are designed to select qualified students who are likely to successfully complete this professional program of study. The Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT) program admits students for Fall Semester entry. International students must submit Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score documentation. Minimum score requirements are as follows: 577 Paper; 91 Internet; 233 Computer-based.

Undergraduate application process

Track One freshman entrance requirements include a high school GPA of 2.80, and a minimum of a 950 SAT combined score on math and critical reading or a 20 ACT combined score. Meeting minimum admissions criteria is not a guarantee of admission. The preferred application deadline for first time freshman is February 15th. For additional information please see the admission pages of this website, or the academic catalog.

Transfer applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.85 and a minimum of a C+ grade in these selected courses: ENG1201 and ENG1202, PSY1401 and PSY1501, BIO1200 and BIO1201, SOC1000, COM220, PHY1200 and PHY1210, PSY2450 and PSY3600. Meeting minimum admissions criteria is not a guarantee of admission. The preferred application deadline for transfers is March 15th.

Graduate application process

Admission requirements are designed to select qualified students who are likely to successfully complete this professional program of study. There are two application deadlines for graduate applications to the MSOT program. The early decision deadline is December 1st and the second deadline is April 1st. Late applications will be reviewed on a space-available basis.

Graduate students applying to the MSOT program must have earned a BS or BA degree from an accredited four-year institution. A minimum GPA of 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale) is preferred. Applicants must also have received a minimum grade of a B- in all required prerequisite coursework. Prerequisite courses must have been completed within the 5 years prior to applying to the program in order to be accepted. GRE’s may be required for any candidate with a cumulative GPA that is below the preferred minimum. Percentile ranking scores of 50% or higher are preferred. Admission decisions will consider both undergraduate BS/BA GPA and GRE Scores.

International students must submit Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score documentation. Minimum score requirements are as follows: 577 Paper; 91 Internet; 233 Computer-based.

Prerequisite Courses

  • Human Anatomy & Physiology (4 credits, including lab)
  • Physics (4 credits, including lab)
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Statistics (Biological, Psychological or Educational)

Candidates will be reviewed for admission based on the strength of their ability for graduate study and the receipt of the following documentation:

  • Completed and signed application using OTCAS at www.otcas.org
  • Official sealed transcript(s) of all previous academic work, undergraduate and graduate.
  • Two letters of recommendation (one must be academic)
  • Submit evidence of completing two clinical OT observations (minimum of 10 hours at each location)
  • Personal goal statement
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