A maximum of 40 students are admitted to the Occupational Therapy Program each fall. Applicants are screened for admission to the program based on the following criteria:

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • 3.2 cumulative college grade point average
  • Grades of "B" or better in prerequisite courses:
    -Human Anatomy (3 cr.)
    -Human Physiology (3 cr.)
    (or Anatomy and Physiology I and II) (6 cr.)
    -Sociology or Anthropology (3 cr.)
    -Psychology (Developmental or Abnormal) (3 cr.)
    -Kinesiology (3 cr.) taken within the last 5 years
  • GRE exam results.

Submission of two professional letters of recommendations.

Evidence of 40 hours of observation or volunteer work in an occupational therapy clinic to inform yourself about this career.

A statement of purpose addressing the following questions:

  • In your opinion, how is occupational therapy different from other health-related professions? What makes it unique?
  • What is your plan for meeting the challenges of combining graduate school with work and family responsibilities?

Applicants who have degrees or experience in health and human service fields are given priority in the admissions process.

The application deadline is April 1st for entry in the following fall semester.

All application materials including transcripts and references must be received by the deadline of March 1st. Application is encouraged early!

Admission is on a competitive basis for a limited number of positions. As a result, meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance.

Review the online application process.