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Applicants should apply online using the Occupational Therapy Centralized Application Service (OTCAS) at www.otcas.org. An application fee of $140 for the first application and $60 to each additional program will be required. Applicants seeking assistance with the application process should email Customer Service at otcasinfo@otcas.org. The OTCAS application includes:

  • A personal statement.
  • Three letters of reference. One reference letter must be from an OT where observation hours were completed.
  • Official score from the Graduate Record Exam (GRE).

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 OTD Program.
  • Complete a baccalaureate degree in their chosen field of study by June 1st, before beginning OTD coursework.
  • Complete supplemental materials and submit directly to the OTD office.
    *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 OTD program.

Applications to the program must be complete by December 1 for the following fall. Application processing begins October 1 and continues until the class is filled. Applications received after the deadline are generally not considered; however, if the class is not full, late applications may be reviewed.

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 an acceptance confirmation and a $200 acceptance fee.

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