Step 1: Submit your application through OTCAS
Required documents for a completed UMHB OT application:
- Original transcripts
- Must have 3.0 GPA minimum for last 60 completed hours at time of application
- Must have B (3.0) or better on all UMHB OT prerequisites
- Use instructions on UMHB OT webpage/OTCAS page
UMHB OT will not review the essay required by OTCAS or references required by OTCAS.
The UMHB OT program has a rolling admission process. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis as they are received and accepted until the class of 30 is filled. Early admissions (prior to April 2020) will be granted to highly qualified candidates.
Step 2: Interview Process (for applicants invited to interview)
Interviews will occur on a regular basis and will include breakfast with applicants and faculty, individual interview with faculty, and a group interview/project activity.
Three essay prompt options will be provided when the interview is scheduled, and one will be randomly selected for an essay on interview day.
Campus tours will be offered to those interested.
Step 3: Notification of Selection
Students will be notified of their selection status via email within two weeks of on-campus interview.
Master's Degree Level Occupational Therapy Program (Developing Program)
The entry-level occupational therapy master’s degree program has applied for accreditation and has been granted Candidacy Status by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA and its web address is www.acoteonline.org. The program must 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.
Page last updated June 30, 2021