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Graduate Admission

The Occupational Therapy Department is pleased to offer a master's degree program:

Two-Year Graduate Program

Our two-year entry-level master's degree program is for students who already hold a baccalaureate degree.

  • Students with baccalaureate degrees in other fields complete two years of course work to earn their Master of Science in Occupational Therapy degree.
  • Upon successful completion of the second year, students will be awarded a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy.
  • Graduates will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy and apply for state licensure, if required.
  • This program starts in the Spring semester (January).

Although space is limited for this admission pathway, we very much value our graduate students as an integral part of the class and strongly encourage qualified applicants to apply.

Application Process

Application submission is available at Occupational Therapy Centralized Application Service: www.otcas.org

OTCAS admission tool offers benefits to applicants, schools, and the occupational therapy profession. Student will find the web-based application process to be efficient and convenient with access to multiple schools through one application, informative regarding available program and degrees, and easy to navigate through checklists and instructions. Schools will benefit from a streamlined admission process that will allow for efficient management of materials, comprehensive reporting of data, greater exposure to potential applicants and opportunities to interface electronically with interested applicants. The occupational therapy profession will be able to review date for admission and workforce trends that will inform us about policy decisions and recruitment and market needs.

The deadline for applying to the MS program is June 1; however, we encourage applicants to apply before this deadline .  Applications received after the deadline will not be considered. To learn more about the OTCAS application process and to get started, please go to the OTCAS website at www.otcas.org.

In addition to required components of the OTCAS application, students will also need to complete a supplementary application via Duquesne University (see below).

Once processed, the Admissions Committee looks forward to receiving your application.  Good luck with the application process!


STEP 1:  Apply On-Line to the Graduate Program (OTCAS)

STEP 2: Submit Supplemental Application to the Graduate Program (DU)

(Please make sure that you apply for Spring 14 on

Supplemental Application)