Program Deadlines and Requirements

Occupational Therapy MS, Professional Entry–Level

Ithaca College offers a professional entry–level master's degree in addition to the combined BS/MS program.  The professional entry–level track is designed for students who have earned a bachelor's degree in another area of study and are interested in pursing a career in occupational therapy. Click here to learn more about admission requirements. Application review and notification of admission decisions will begin after the February 1 application deadline.

Application deadline for assistantship or scholarship consideration February 1
Regular application deadline February 1
Minimum GPA 3.0
Recommendation  letters 2 (one preferably from a health care practitioner), 2 additional letters for assistantship
Essay Yes, plus a writing sample
Testing None

An official electronic transcript from each college or university attended should be sent to admission@ithaca.edu by the registrar using the sending institution’s secure electronic submission system. 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:
Ithaca College
Office of Admission
953 Danby Road
Ithaca, NY 14850

  • If you are a current IC undergraduate, your Ithaca College transcript will be provided to the Office of Admission automatically. However, you must request official transcripts from any other collegiate institutions you have attended, regardless of whether you received college credit from those institutions. 
  • Applicants who attended college(s) or universities outside the United States must submit a course-by-course credential evaluation report prepared by World Educational Services.
Other requirements Interview
Application fee $40 (waived for current Ithaca College students)

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