Our accelerated pathways to the MSOT and OTD degrees provide you with a BS in Health Sciences after 4 years of full-time study. 

If you chose the MSOT pathway, you will receive your MS degree after an additional 9 months of full-time, post-baccalaureate study.

If you chose the OTD pathway, you will receive your OTD after an additional 19 months of full-time, post-baccalaureate study. Students who pursue the OTD program do not earn a Master's Degree.

In the Fall of the 4th year, students are given the option to declare their intent to earn an Occupational Therapy Doctorate. No additional application to enter the professional phase for either degree is required for students who have declared occupational therapy as their major. 

View the Occupational Therapy Professional Phase Handbook.

Admission Requirements

Please note that space in our program is extremely limited and there are only a few spots available for admission of transfer students to our program each semester. Prospective transfer students must complete the following to be considered for admission:

  • a minimum GPA of at least a 3.0
  • a composite math and verbal SAT score of at least 1,170; or a composite ACT score of at least 24
  • knowledge of the profession

Health Requirements & Clearances

All students ADMITTED to our program must complete a variety of health screenings, vaccinations, background clearances, and certifications required by clinical and community education sites. A full list of these clearances are made available after entry to the program.

Technical Standards/Performance Indicators

To assure the health and safety of the Occupational therapy students and patients with whom they work, all applicants and students (freshman, transfer, and graduate) are required to meet the RSHS Technical Standards/Performance Indicators to ensure that they have sufficient abilities to meet the rigorous work expectations of a student studying Occupational Therapy.

Transfer Admission Process

Students interested in applying as a transfer student and have not yet completed a bachelor's degree should follow the instructions on the Rangos School of Health Sciences transfer page to apply.

For the Department Policy on Program Transfer Credit and Work Policy, please refer to our Department handbook above.