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.

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. Transfer applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.9.

Graduate application process

The MSOT graduate student entrance program offers rolling admissions, accepting applications throughout the year and allowing individuals to begin their studies in the fall term only. Decisions are rendered twice a year with application deadlines of December 1 and April 1 of each year. Accepted candidates are required to provide a non-refundable $500 deposit (payment will be applied to tuition at time of enrollment) within two months of acceptance to secure a seat in the program. The following items are necessary for candidacy to be considered:

  1. Completed application
  2. Payment of a non-refundable $50 application fee
  3. Baccalaureate degree from a nationally accredited school with a degree conferred in Psychological, behavioral, biological or a closely related field from a regionally accredited institution
  4. Minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale preferred. GRE's may be required for any candidate seeking admission with a GPA below this minimum. Percentile ranking scores of 50% is expected.
  5. Minimum grade of B- in the following courses (coursework must have been completed within 5 years of term to which you are applying)
    • Human Anatomy and Physiology (4 credits with lab)
    • Physics or Chemistry (4 credits with lab)
    • Developmental Psychology (3 credits)
    • Abnormal Psychology (3 credits)
    • Statistics (3 credits in biological, educational, or psychological stats)
  6. Sealed, official transcripts of all previous academic work from a regionally-accredited institution. Transcripts from non-US countries must be evaluated through a recognized evaluation service. We accept all evaluations from all active members associated with the NACES organization (
  7. Two letters of recommendation
  8. Evidence of completing two clinical observations (two clinical observations at a minimum of 10 hours in each location)
  9. A one-page, typed personal statement highlighting why you wish to pursue this degree and how you will benefit, both personally and professionally
  10. TOEFL scores for non-native speakers of English
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