Occupational Therapy Admissions
- Complete applications for the Occupational Therapy program are due on or before July 1.
- An earned bachelor degree from an accredited college or university.
- Completion of all prerequisite courses with a grade of C or better. These courses must be successfully complete prior to beginning the first semester of the program. If an applicant has not completed all prerequisites prior to applying to the program, they must submit a plan clearly outlining when and where these courses will be taken.
- Be in good standing with the college or university last or currently attending.
- A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75 on all undergraduate coursework attempted.
For information on specific program prerequisites, refer to the NSU Graduate Catalog or the degree program advisor.
The following items are necessary to be considered for admission into this degree program:
- All transcripts with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75 on all undergraduate coursework attempted.
- Documented 40 hours of observation experience prior to application. After you submit the application, you will be prompted to provide the names and email addresses of licensed OT professionals who supervised your observation. Please indicate the number of observer verification forms needed below.
- A Graduate Record Examination (GRE) not more than 5 years old, received on or before the July 1 application deadline. (Please allow 6 weeks from taking the examination).
- Two (2) Recommendation Forms from an occupational therapy professional, employer or instructor/professor. After you submit the application, you will be prompted to provide the names and email addresses of your recommenders.
- Three short essays. Please upload the document in your self-service portal:
- Essay #1: Describe why you think occupational therapy is a good career match for you. (300 words or less)
- Essay #2: Discuss situations where you have exhibited leadership abilities. (200 words or less)
- Essay #3: Briefly discuss experience you have working or volunteering with individuals who might potentially be recipients of occupational therapy services. (200 words or less)
Additional Admissions Information:
- Applications will be evaluated according to specific criteria established by the program. Top ranked applicants will be invited to campus for an interview.
- Up to 20 applicants will be accepted to the program and a waiting list will be established.
- Applicants will be notified by email regarding the outcome of their applications. It is the responsibility of the accepted applicant to contact the program regarding their intent to attend the program. Any individual not contacting the program as instructed in the acceptance letter will potentially forfeit their spot in the cohort.
- Only individuals accepted into the program and meeting all of the conditions of their acceptance will be able to enroll in occupational therapy courses.