Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program

  • Master’s degree in occupational therapy or a related field from an accredited institution and six months of professional practice
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 in graduate studies
  • Preferred six months of professional experience
  • Certified in occupational therapy in the United States or an occupational therapy degree from a World Federation of Occupational Therapy (WFOT) approved program outside of the United States. Please submit a copy with your application.
  • Completed online application 
  • $60 nonrefundable application fee
  • Official transcripts for all college coursework
  • Copy of current state license/certification in a US jurisdiction as a registered occupational therapist and NBCOT certification if US applicant
  • Copy of current state/country licensure and education verification if a foreign applicant (Please refer to University policy on foreign applicants.)
  • Official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score with a minimum of 550 (213 if computer generated). All international applicants or those who speak English as a second language should refer to the School of Allied Health international student admissions information for additional admission requirements.
  • Resume
  • Three letters of reference
  • Two- to three-page essay describing your personal interests, career goals, and how the OTD will help you achieve this. The essay should also describe your professional skills, professional accomplishments, and research interests/experience.
  • Skype interview (to be scheduled after application has been submitted)

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