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Occupational Therapy Graduate Programs - Post-Baccalaureate MOT

Our Masters in Occupational Therapy (MOT) program remains an excellent option if you are seeking a career in occupational therapy.  If you’ve already received a bachelor’s degree and have taken our prerequisite courses, you can complete the program in just 2½ years of full time study.

If you have a background in sociology, psychology or other related fields, you can broaden your options with a professional occupational therapy degree from University of the Sciences. You attend class full-time and must complete 97 hours of coursework. Graduates from the MOT program are qualified to sit for the National Certification Exam for Occupational Therapists.


Applicants with a BS or BA (or equivalent) are eligible to apply to complete the Masters in Occupational Therapy (MOT) degree.

Students will be required to enter the program with some basic preparation for the professional MOT program. This includes the following prerequisite courses:

  • 2 semesters of Anatomy and Physiology
  • 1 semester of Abnormal Psychology
  • 1 semester of either Sociology or Cultural Anthropology
  • 1 semester of Physics (with or without a lab)
  • 1 semester of Human Growth and Development through the Life Span
  • 1 semester of statistics.

Students are required to maintain an overall 3.0 GPA with all grades above a B- throughout the professional phase of the program. Students may get credit for the above courses through a CLEP process. In some rare instances, credit may be given for life experience.

Admission to the Post-Baccalaureate MOT Program

The following will be required prior to course enrollment:

  • GPA of 2.75 or higher
  • Application to be completed via the Occupational Therapy Centralized Application Service (OTCAS), please follow all guidelines regarding recommendations letters, transcripts and essays as outlines by OTCAS. Applicant must pay all fees required by OTCAS.
  • International applicants are required to submit Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores, if their college level studies were not conducted in English
  • International students requiring an F-1 Student Visa should also apply as early as possible due to space limitations and visa requirements. The deadline for submission of an application for admission for students requiring an F-1 Student Visa is January 15.
  • Interviews may be conducted at the discretion of the Occupational Therapy Department’s Admission Committee.

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