Occupational Therapy

Professional Entry-Level Master of Science 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 two years and will prepare students to sit for the national certification examination. This program is designed for full-time study beginning during the summer session.


Completed applications are due by February 15. Applications are available online through the Division of Graduate and Professional Studies.

  • A completed bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA of 3.00
  • Graduate Record Examination (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 or phone interview with a writing sample provided

Additional Application Materials Needed

  • Completion of online application
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended
  • Two letters of recommendation, one preferably from a health care practitioner
  • Two additional letters of recommendation if applying for an assistantship


Each year the department awards graduate assistantships that comprise both scholarship and taxable salary. Students awarded graduate assistantships fulfill duties in the department as assigned. All students applying for assistantships must submit two additional letters of recommendation.