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Applicants should apply online using the Occupational Therapy Centralized Application Service (OTCAS) at Supplemental materials will be submitted directly to the MOT office. Applications to the program may be completed at any time; however, they will be considered by the MOT Program Oct. 1 through Dec. 15 for the following fall. Applications received after the deadline may be considered until the class is filled.

In additions, students must:

  • Complete the prerequisite coursework: Pre-requisite coursework must be completed with a grade of C or higher and with a combined minimum GPA of at least a 3.0 (4.0 scale). All pre-requisite courses must be completed no later than the end of May prior to beginning the MOT Program in August.
  • Complete and submit an OTCAS application to the St. Ambrose MOT program through the OTCAS website. Applications are available online at An application fee of $125 for the first application and $45 to each additional program will be required. Applicants seeking assistance with the application process should contact Customer Service at A personal statement is required as part of the OTCAS application.
  • Complete supplemental materials and submit directly to the MOT office.
    1. Submit the Plan of Study Course Checklist for undergraduate student applicants or for graduate student applicants. Students planning to take credits toward their baccalaureate degree while enrolled in the MOT program can have no more than nine credit hours outstanding toward that degree by the time MOT coursework begins. Students may need to enroll in summer and interim sessions to complete this course of study in five years. Discussion of your plan of study with an MOT faculty member is encouraged.
    2. Provide documentation-on official letterhead and signed by a registered occupational therapist-of 50 hours of volunteer OT experience completed within the past 5 years in at least two different OT settings. Applicants may receive some credit from employment in an occupational therapy setting with approval from the MOT program.
  • Prospective students will be selected for professional interviews that focus on academic, personal and professional preparedness in anticipation of beginning graduate level study. If selected, applicants will be required to discuss their submitted personal statement during the interview.
  • At the completion of the application process, students will be notified of their admission status in writing and must submit a written acceptance and pay the accompanying fee.