Applications for Spring 2020 open on January 2, 2019 on OTCAS. Apply here!
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The MSOT program at UMHB is slated to begin in January 2020. The application will be available through OTCAS beginning January 2, 2019. The program has a rolling admissions process and the first cycle of candidates to be reviewed will be on May 15, 2019. Applications will continue to be reviewed on a monthly basis until the class of 30 is filled and the alternate list is complete. Below are admissions requirements and prerequisites required.
- Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 for last 60 hours at time of application is required and must be maintained prior to start of program (3.0 for prerequisites)
- All science courses must have been taken within the last 7 years at time of application
- Grade of “B” or better required for all prerequisite courses
- 40 hours of observation required in at least 2 different practice settings (download observation documentation form for specifics)
- GRE not required
- Must have a bachelor’s degree in any field prior to January of 2020 (start of program)
- Submit resume with initial application.
- Please review the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education Prospective Applicant Letter.
Master's Degree Level Occupational Therapy Program (Applicant Program)
The entry-level occupational therapy master’s degree program has applied for accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA and its Web address is www.acoteonline.org. The program must be granted Candidacy Status, have a preaccreditation review, complete an on-site evaluation, and be granted Accreditation Status before its graduates will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapist administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR). In addition, all states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. Note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure. Students must complete Level II fieldwork within 24 months following completion of the didactic portion of the program.
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