Professional Entry-Level Master's Program in Occupational Therapy

The professional entry-level master’s program is designed for individuals who have received a Bachelor’s degree in another area of study and are interested in pursuing a career in occupational therapy. The program duration is just over 2 years, consists of 92 credits, and will prepare students to sit for the national certification examination. 

Online applications are available through the Office of Admission at: /gps/gradprograms/admission/apply.php.The application deadline for Summer 2016 admission is February 1st, 2016. Please note the M.S. program begins in the summer only. 

Admission criteria includes:

  • A completed Bachelors’ degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Completed GRE Scores
  • Completion of the following prerequisite coursework with a grade of C or higher:
    • 3 credits of Biology
    • 8 credits of Anatomy and Physiology
    • 3 credits of General Psychology
    • 3 credits of Developmental Psychology or Human Development across the Life Span
    • 3 credits of Abnormal Psychology
    • 3 credits of Sociology or Anthropology
    • 3 credits of Statistics
    • 3 credits of Research Methods
  • An on-campus interview with an on-site writing sample provided

All prerequisite coursework must be complete within 10 years of the enrollment date. Applicants may apply with no more than three "in-progress" prerequisite courses. Six out of the nine prerequisites must be complete by the deadline submission date for the application to be reviewed.

Additional Application Materials Needed:

  • Completion of the application form
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended
  • Two letters of recommendation; one recommendation from a Health Care Practitioner if possible

Assistantships are awarded on a competitive basis for a one year time period (Fall and Spring) Graduate Assistants assist faculty members by engaging in one or more of the following tasks: doing research in support of faculty scholarship and/or class preparation, assisting in undergraduate classroom/laboratory activities and review of students’ assignments, maintaining hours in technology lab to assist students in technology-based assignments, maintaining open laboratory sessions for student projects, coordinating administrative projects and program activities. Applicants who wish to be considered for a graduate assistantship are required to send two additional letters of recommendation.

Graduate Tuition
Please visit /gradadmission/finaid/ for the current graduate tuition rate for health related professions.

For more information email, or call 607-274-7103.





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