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Post-Baccalaureate Admission Entry Option - MOT and DrOT

The application deadline for the MOT and DrOT post-baccalaureate admission option has been extended to March 15, 2022.

You may be considered for entry into the Post-Baccalaureate MOT or DrOT program if you’ve already received a Bachelor’s degree and have satisfied all prerequisite courses by the start of the program in May. You can complete the MOT program in just 2 years of full-time study (plus fieldwork), or the DrOT program (as of 2021) in three years of continuous study.

Application Process

Applications for 2021 will be available via the Occupational Therapist Centralized Application Service (OTCAS) in July. No supplemental application is required. Please submit all documentation directly to OTCAS.


  • 3.00 GPA, with a 3.00 or better in all  prerequisite courses (see below.)
  • The occupational therapy program application deadline has been extended to March 15, 2022. Admission decisions are made as applications are completed, therefore it is recommended candidates apply early. Candidates are not required to interview.
  • A GRE is not required
  • A minimum of 50 hours of shadow experience with a licensed occupational therapist is required of all applicants prior to the start of the program in May.
  • 2 Letters of reference are required (letters from OT Practitioners highly preferred)
  • OTCAS essay: A statement as to why the student wants to enter the profession of occupational therapy. Within this statement applicants are expected to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of occupational therapy gained from observation, reading, and personal or family experiences.


Required prerequisite courses should be completed by the end of the spring term preceding enrollment at USciences include:

  • Anatomy & Physiology, with lab (7 credits)
  • Abnormal Psychology (3 credits)
  • Sociology or Cultural Anthropology (3 credits)
  • Physics (with or without lab) (3 credits)
  • Psychology of Human Growth and Development (Developmental Psychology course that covers the whole human lifespan) (3 credits)
  • Statistics (3 credits)
  • Medical Terminology (2 credits)

**Students must have internet access and satisfactory computer skills to complete course requirements.

**International Students should check the graduate admission page for additional requirements.


Admission Office

Office Location:

Griffith Hall, Room 130

Mailing Address:

University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495


888-996-8747 or 215-596-8810