Program Deadlines and Requirements
Ready to Apply to the M.S. in Professional Entry-Level Occupational Therapy?
Ithaca College offers a professional entry–level master's degree in addition to the combined BS/OTD program. The professional entry–level track is designed for students who have earned a bachelor's degree in another area of study or are career changers and are interested in becoming an occupational therapist.
|M.S. in Professional Entry-Level Occupational Therapy||Graduate Application Dates and Information|
|Application deadline for assistantship or scholarship consideration||As available. We use a rolling admissions process, so early application is strongly encouraged.|
|Regular application deadline||OTCAS opens mid-July and we accept applications continuously through March 15 with a rolling admissions process. We begin application review in October. Early application is strongly encouraged.|
|Prerequisite Course Requirements||Yes. Prerequisite course requirements are available at this link. All must be completed with a grade of C or higher. We strongly encourage applicants to review the Technical Standards for the program too.|
|Recommendation letters||Yes. A minimum of two are required (one preferably from a health care practitioner). If you are applying for a graduate assistantship, two additional letters are required.|
|Essay||There are several short essay response questions included in the OTCAS application. You must also provide a current resume/CV and an individual writing or work sample.|
|Testing||None. International students please review English language requirements at this link.|
Transcripts must be uploaded into OTCAS. Upon matriculation, an official, final electronic transcript from each college or university attended must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Transcripts sent from a personal email are not official. If an official electronic transcript cannot be provided, an official paper transcript may be sent to:
|Application fee||Yes, paid through OTCAS.|