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Master of Occupational Therapy

 

 

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Applicants should apply online using the Occupational Therapy Centralized Application Service (OTCAS) at www.otcas.org. 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 email Customer Service at otcasinfo@otcas.org. A personal statement is required as part of the OTCAS application. Supplemental materials should be submitted directly to the MOT office (see below).

Applications to the program may be completed at any time; however, the program only will process applications Oct. 1 through Dec. 1 for the following fall. Applications received after the deadline generally are not considered; however, if the class is not full, late applications may be reviewed.

Other Requirements

In addition, students must:

  • Complete the prerequisite coursework: Pre-requisite coursework must be completed with a grade of C or higher and 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 supplemental materials and submit directly to the MOT office.
    1. Submit the Plan of Study Course Checklist for undergraduate student applicants (pdf) or for graduate student applicants (pdf). Students planning to take credits toward their baccalaureate degree while enrolled in the MOT program must have no more than 9 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.

Selection and Notification

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. The number of interviews completed each year varies depending upon the size of the applicant pool compared to the open spaces in the incoming class.

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.

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