The MSOT program at UMHB is slated to begin in January 2020. The application is anticipated to be available through OTCAS in January of 2019. 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)
- Please review the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education Prospective Applicant Letter
Estimated Program Cost
The current tuition for master’s level courses is $900/credit hour. The university offers a $50/credit hour Master of Science in Occupational Therapy scholarship for students enrolled in the program. The estimated total cost for tuition and fees for the program is $74,350 with the scholarship.
This estimate does not include books ($1000-$2000) or any costs related to clinical education. All costs associated with clinical experiences, including travel, food, lodging, health insurance, etc. are the responsibility of each student.
*Based on 2018-2019 tuition and fees
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.
Page last updated September 27, 2018