Occupational Therapy (DrOT)

Admissions Requirements

The occupational therapy doctoral programs select students based on cumulative GPA, interviews and personal statements, letters of recommendation, and potential for success in the program.

  1. Applicants must have a bachelor's degree or master's degree in occupational therapy from a regionally accredited college or university or internationally recognized university or university and be eligible to practice within one year of initiating the program. If applicant's bachelor's degree is in occupational therapy, the applicant must have a master's degree which may be in any field or 30 graduate credits. International applicants must present the equivalent of a bachelor's degree and evidence of successful completion of an O.T, educational program approved by WFOT. All foreign course work must be evaluated by World Education Services, Inc. ( www.wes.org), Josef Silny and Associates ( www.jsilny.com) or Educational Credential Evaluators ( www.ece.org).

  2. Minimum Requirements:

    • GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

  3. International applicants also must take the test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and obtain a score of 550 or higher for written or 213 or higher for the computer-based test.

  4. All students will be required to have a computer that meets the recommended minimum specifications

The dean is empowered to evaluate the total qualifications of every applicant and to modify requirements in unusual circumstances.