Application Procedure and Guidelines

Deadline for completed and verified applications: February 1

You must apply through the Occupational Therapy Centralized Application Service (OTCAS).

All transcripts and application materials must be submitted to OTCAS.
Anything sent to Towson University will not be accepted.
All applications must be completed and all materials must be received and verified at OTCAS by February 1.
OTCAS allows 4-6 weeks to verify applications. Early submission of materials to meet the February 1st verification deadline will be necessary.
Please visit to create your OTCAS account.

All official transcripts should be sent directly to OTCAS:
Occupational Therapy Centralized Application Service (OTCAS)
P.O. Box 9120
Watertown, MA 02471

Phone: 617–612–2860

The GRE is not required and will not contribute to the evaluation of your application.

Review and Selection of Students

Complete and verified applications are reviewed once the application deadline has passed and applicants are ranked according to the quality of the submitted materials. Approximately 40 students are admitted to the program each year (including early admission students). Meeting the minimum criteria does not guarantee admission to the program. Students are advised to take great care in preparing and submitting their application materials. 
After the application deadline has passed, applicants will be ranked based on their application materials. The most competitive applicants will be notified via their OTCAS email, giving instructions to apply to Towson University and pay the application fee and submit official transcripts to recieve further consideration.

 Deferral of Acceptance

Deferrals are not permitted. If you are unable to accept your spot in the program, you must reapply to the program completing all application requirements. In order to give students on the waitlist the best opportunity to receive a spot in the program, accepted students are given a deadline to return their intent forms to the department. Should this form not be received by the due date, their acceptance will be revoked and replaced with students from the waitlist.