Admissions Requirements

M.S. in Occupational Therapy

Admission to a the occupational therapy program is based on the qualifications of each individual student. A GPA of 3.0 (equivalent to a B) or better is the minimum requirement for acceptance into the program.

In addition, applicants to the master's in occupational therapy must
present the following:

  • Completion of a baccalaureate degree
  • Two letters of recommendation - one personal (non-family member) and one academic/professional
  • Evidence of capability to succeed in a graduate program, as shown by one of the following (all grade point averages are based on a 4.0 system):
    • A cumulative undergraduate G.P.A. of at least 3.0
    • A cumulative undergraduate G.P.A. of at least 2.7 with a 3.0 or better in the upper half of undergraduate work.
    • A cumulative undergraduate G.P.A. of at least 2.7 with a 3.0 or better in the major field.
  • Completion of the following prerequisite courses with a grade of C or better. Courses must be at least three credits and pass/fail grades are not accepted:
    • General or Developmental Psychology (must cover life span development)
    • Abnormal Psychology
    • Sociology or Social Anthropology
    • Applied Statistics
    • Human Anatomy and Physiology (I and II with labs or six to eight credits of a combination of other biology courses that focus on anatomy and physiology such as Comparative Primate Anatomy, Comparative Mammalian Anatomy and Physiology, Human Anatomy and Human Physiology, Anatomy and Physiology I and II, or their equivalents, at least one of which is a lab course, as determined by the registrar and the department.

Upon Admission

Admitted students are required to take a writing skills assessment. If the results
indicate the need for remediation, students must follow through with
recommendations. In addition, the faculty expects students to have basic computer skills for word processing, e-mail and online database and library searches. Students who lack any of these abilities should enroll in tutorials offered by D'Youville College or other institutions.

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