Basic Admission Requirements

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university

  • Complete application to the App State Cratis D. Williams Graduate School  Preferred application deadline is January 15 and review of applications will begin after that date; final deadline in April 1. Applications submitted after the preferred deadline will still be reviewed, but a positive review may result in waitlist status if the class has filled.

  • Official GRE General exam scores unless eligible for waiver. Apply for a waiver as part of the overall application process. See more information here

  • To be considered for admission, applicants must meet or exceed the criteria for admission to the Graduate School. Application process is competitive, and meeting requirements does not guarantee admission. All aspects of the application are reviewed by the program relative to the entire applicant pool prior to recommending admission.

*Additional Standardized Exam Waiver Eligibility Information

Additional Admission Requirements:

  • Document observation hours with an occupational therapy practitioner, preferably across at least three diverse settings (educational, medical, community-based). No specific number of hours required, but document date(s) and time(s) observed using this form. Note; the form is also available on the App State graduate application.

  • Completion of 6 prerequisites with at least a B (3.0) GPA. It is preferred that each course grade is a B or above, but an overall prerequisite GPA of 3.0 will be considered with no course grades below a C

  • Provide two or more letters of reference: one letter from a current or previous academic instructor and one from a licensed healthcare provider

  • Write response based on application prompt

  • Pass criminal background check

  • Interview with program faculty

The MSOT Program will have a target class size of 20-25 students

Cost of Study and Financial Aid

 Cost of Study: Tuition & Fees site. 

The MS in Occupational Therapy Program will have a tuition differential similar to those shown for Speech-Language Pathology of $166.67/credit hour ($1500 Max/semester)

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