Degree & GPA Requirements

Degree Requirement

The Occupational Therapy Program offered by the School of Occupational Therapy is a post-baccalaureate, graduate, professional entry-level program, leading to a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy degree (MSOT). Baccalaureate degree should be completed, or a realistic plan of completion should be considered, before beginning of occupational therapy classes. Any undergraduate major may lead to the successful study of occupational therapy; you may major in any field that maximizes your talents and interests as there is no preferred major. In fact, the department seeks a diversity of educational backgrounds among its students. A liberal education is a vital component in the preparation of today's health care practitioner.


GPA Requirements

Overall GPA of all baccalaureate work of 3.0 or better. If applicant has multiple degrees the GPA of the more recent degree completed is used as qualifier. Completed graduate degree with a GPA of 3.0 or better will qualify an applicant with a low undergraduate GPA.

All prerequisite courses must be taken for a grade, and you must earn at least a grade of 2.0 in each course. However, in order to be competitive a grade of 3.0 or above is highly recommended. If your prerequisite courses have been completed more than 10 years prior to application, you should submit a petition letter describing how the prerequisite knowledge has been kept current. You will receive written notification of the decision on your petition.