Because occupational therapists are found in a wide variety of settings, a background in the liberal arts, fine arts, education, engineering, computer science or business can be an excellent building block for an individual who would like to work with people and help them have more satisfying lives. Occupational therapy has often been a career choice for individuals who have been out of the academic environment for a long time and are seeking a high level of job satisfaction.
What are the educational requirements for the Master’s
in Occupational Therapy?
Ninety (90) semester credits must be completed prior to matriculation. To be competitive, a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale is recommended. Applicants must have a 2.5 GPA to be considered and have completed the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) Writing Assessment within the previous five years. Science courses must also be completed within five years of application. Grades of D in required courses are not acceptable. If a required course is repeated, both grade are calculated into the cumulative GPA, but the credit hours assigned to the course, may be counted only once toward the fulfillment of the required number of hours. A bachelor’s degree is not required for admission to the program; all that is required is 90 hours of prerequisites.
Application Deadline for the Master’s in Occupational Therapy is March 1 in Memphis. Applications must be completed online. Click here to apply.
Versions of the following forms must be completed and electronically submitted to OTCAS.*
*Note: OTCAS includes proprietary forms that must be used for consistency across campuses and OT programs.
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