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The MSOT program is designed for practicing occupational therapy assistants (OTA) and, as space is available, practicing physical therapist assistants (PTA). Applicants must have at least one year of work experience as a fully credentialed occupational therapy assistant or physical therapy assistant working with an occupational therapist (OTR) by the Regular Decision application deadline.

The School of Occupational Therapy annually admits a class of 40 students to the weekend bridge program leading to the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT), who begin study in August each year. The program is 22 months (or six semesters) in length, and students attend classes on campus every third weekend for in-person instruction.

Serious candidates are encouraged to submit application materials early, well in advance of indicated deadlines. Preference is given to applicants who have completed all prerequisites prior to application. Before you begin the application process, please review the Minimum Application Requirements page to be sure you meet the minimum qualifications to be considered for admission to the MSOT program. Also, before applying, please review the Distance Learning Model Self-Assessment to be certain you are prepared with the skill set required for this program.

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