Master of Science in Occupational Therapy - Entry Level applications for Fall 2023 are being accepted in OTCAS.
How to Apply:
Along with your completed application accompanied by $50 non-refundable application fee, you’ll need to provide a few supporting materials. Because there is lead time required for some items, here’s a step-by-step process that seems to work best for candidates:
- Complete your online application. While you wait for your transcripts to be processed, you can begin your online application, which lets you build, edit and save sections of your application along the way.
- Order your official transcript(s). Official transcript(s) indicating that the applicant has earned an appropriate baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university. Transcripts from all institutions are required. A cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for all previous undergraduate and graduate work is required for full acceptance.
Evidence of completion of the following course work with a grade of “C” or higher. These credit hours must be completed prior to full matriculation into the program:
- A minimum of six (6) semester credit hours (or the equivalent) of human anatomy and physiology with a lab component.
- A minimum of three (3) semester credit hours (or the equivalent) of introduction to sociology or anthropology.
- A minimum of three (3) semester credit hours (or the equivalent) of introduction to psychology.
- A minimum of three (3) semester credit hours (or the equivalent) of lifespan development or developmental psychology.
- A minimum of three (3) semester credit hours (or the equivalent) of abnormal psychology.
- A minimum of three (3) semester credit hours (or the equivalent) of statistics
- Criteria for admission to the entry-level MSOT degree
- Three letters of recommendation from former professors, employers or supervisors familiar with the applicant’s professional or service experiences. These may be from religious or community leaders but not relatives or personal associates. Essay Questions. Using a 12-point font, double spacing and a maximum of 2-pages, please explain why you wish to pursue a degree in occupational therapy (include discussion of your current and long-term professional goals), and identify personal and professional strengths you believe will facilitate your success as an OT student. A minimum of 20 hours of observation of occupational therapy practitioners is required. Virtual or in-person observations will be accepted. Please download the site observation form and fill out appropriately. Additional evidence for success as a graduate student such as academic or professional awards, special certificates, continuing education, or completion of specialized examinations (not required but encouraged).