1. Who is eligible to apply to the PPMSOT program?
2. Admission decisions are based on what criteria?
3. What are the pre-requisites for the PPMSOT program?
4. When is the application deadline?
5. Is the PPMSOT program accredited by ACOTE?
6. How long does it take to complete the PPMSOT program?
7. What kind of electives and specialized areas are available to choose from?
8. What is the cost of the program?
9. What is the minimum TOEFL score for admission into the program?
10. Does Puget Sound accept scores for the IELTS exam in lieu of TOEFL exam scores?
11. Can international students get a job in the US upon completion of the program?
12. What type of financial assistance is available other than student loans?
Occupational Therapy clinicians with a baccalaureate degree in Occupational Therapy and an OTR.
The sole prerequisite for study in this program, beyond your degree in occupational therapy, is an introductory course in statistics. Prerequisite statistics course for the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy Post-Professional Program is as follows: Elements of Applied Statistics (Math 160) at Puget Sound or an equivalent introductory statistics course). If you hve completed or plan to complete the statistics course at a school outside the state of Washington, please provide a copy of the course description and/or syllabus. Note: One unit at the University of Puget Sound equals six quarter hours or four semester hours. The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is NOT required for application to the post-professional MSOT program.
Application materials are due March 15, 2012 for program entry Fall 2012. Puget Sound does not require a personal interview as part of its selection process.
No. ACOTE does not accredit post-professional occupational therapy programs, only entry-level ones.
12 months of full-time study or longer for part-time study.
Information about the curriculum and various options can be found on our program website.
For the 2011-12 academic year, the tuition charge for graduate students is $4,860 per unit. The PPMSOT program is eight units long. Units taken during the summer are less expensive.
Students from countries outside the United States must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The minimum TOEFL score is 550 for the paper-based exam, 213 for the computer-based exam, or 80 for the Internet-based exam.
Puget Sound does accept scores for the IELTS exam in lieu of TOEFL exam scores. The IELTS score of 6.5 is the equivalent of Puget Sound's required 550 TOEFL score.
Yes, they must first take and pass the national certification exam, be eligible for licensure in the state where they intend to work, and meet any work visa requirements.
The Occupational Therapy Department has a limited number of scholarships/assistantships, and international students are eligible to apply for them. If you are an international student, before being considered for one, you have to be accepted into our program and have a student visa. To obtain a student visa you must show that you have the financial resources to cover tuition and living expenses, without counting on any fellowship or scholarship funding.