College of Health Professions

Department of Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science

Combined Master's/Doctoral Program in Occupational Therapy/Occupational Science

Admission Requirements

Master’s Degree Component

  • A Bachelor’s degree with an overall GPA of 3.25.  Students are eligible to request conditional admission with an overall GPA of 3.00.

  • A degree or certificate in occupational therapy from a professional occupational therapy program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education or by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists.

  • Proof of completion of prerequisite course work. 

  • Graduate Record Examination (minimum 900 combined math and verbal score) or Miller Analogies Test (minimum 50th percentile).

  • Eligibility for licensure to practice as an occupational therapist.

  • International students must have TOEFL scores of at least 550.

  • Three letters of recommendation.

Students are admitted through a rolling admission process.  The Admissions Committee meets each month during the academic year to review all complete applications forwarded by the College of Graduate Education and Research.  Applicants are mailed a status update after this meeting.

Requirement for Advancement to Doctoral Student

  • Letter of intent describing professional goals in seeking the degree and area(s) of interest/specialization.

  • Interview by the Doctoral Admissions committee.

  • A  3.25 GPA in graduate coursework.

Students are informed of their advancement status within one month of their interview via a mailed letter.


Department of Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science
Enrollment Services, Room 245

Hours: Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–5 p.m.

Phone: 410-704-2762
Fax: 410-704-2322




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