Admissions Standards for the Master of Occupational Therapy
Applications will become available on August 1 the year prior to admission
- The deadline for applications will be January 15 prior to the Fall Semester that the applicant is seeking admission; In order to be considered for admission by the deadline, applicants must submit
- A completed application for the CSU Graduate College (submitted to Admissions Processing Office ) that includes
- Completed Graduate College Application Form
- Application fee of $55
- Official transcripts from all colleges attended
- A completed application for the MOT Program (see link on right border of this page to download)
- Documentation (on the MOT Program Application) of the following:
- Completion of courses that are equivalent to at least 2 of our natural science pre-requisite course requirements (Anatomy, Physiology, Neuroscience, Pathology) with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (documentation of proof of completion must be received by the January 15 deadline).
- Completion of a baccalaureate degree that is completed or will be completed before Fall semester of the year of admission to the MOT Program
- A reasonable plan to complete all required pre-requisite courses before Fall semester of the year of admission to the MOT Program
- Supporting documentation such as copies of transcripts showing completion of pre-requisites and bachelor’s degree, TOEFL or Michigan scores for ESL students.
- A maximum of 10 positions will be reserved for students who have completed the Bachelor of Sciences in Health Sciences Degree, and who have completed an Intent to Enroll Form (available from BSHS Program Advising). These students must have a complete application (see items 2a-c above) submitted by January 1 of the year they are seeking admission to the Program. Students who meet all minimum program standards by the January 1 deadline, and who have a reasonable plan for completing all pre-requisite courses and the Bachelor’s degree prior to beginning the program in the Fall start date determined by the Intent to Enroll Form will be accepted into the MOT Program
Admissions decisions will be based on a competitive process. Applications will no longer be considered on the basis of when they were submitted other than they must be submitted by the deadline. The criteria used for admissions decisions will be:
- Overall Grade Point Average. This will be calculated based on any post-secondary courses including graduate course work. GRE scores at 50th percentile or above in each area will be accepted as an alternative to the 3.0 minimum GPA requirement for applicants.
- Science Grade Point Average ( students must have a minimum of the equivalent of 2 CSU natural science pre-requisite courses complete by the end of Fall Semester to be considered by January 15 deadline)
- GPA for last 48 credit hours
- Score from writing sample ( based on the MOT application essay)
Minimum Standards for the MOT Program
I. 3.0 overall Grade Point Average (including all post-secondary course work) or 50th percentile in all areas of the GRE. The 3.0 GPA must be maintained until date of admission to the Program for the student to be fully accepted.
II. 3.0 Science GPA (Pathology, Physiology, Anatomy, and Neuroscience courses). The application will not be considered complete until a minimum of the equivalent of two of the required natural science course grades are submitted. For example if two lower division anatomy and physiology courses are required to satisfy the equivalency for our Anatomy course at CSU, both of these courses must be completed by Fall semester prior to the year of application. Any student who does not maintain the 3.0 GPA upon completion of all science prerequisites will lose his/her position in the Program.
III. 3.0 GPA in the last 48 credit hours of college course work. The 3.0 GPA must be maintained until date of admission for the student to be fully accepted.
IV. Documentation of TOEFL, Michigan Test or other criteria for ESL students that exceeds the Graduate College minimum standard.