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Occupational Therapy

Graduate Admission Requirements

Accepting Applications for August 2018
Admissions Deadline: January 5, 2018 


Admission is competitive.  Every piece of a student's application is evaluated and crucial to determining if an applicant will be accepted into the program. Each year we have more applicants than we can accommodate. Some applicants may be offered a place on the wait list pending available spots in the class. 

Please visit the Master of Occupational Therapy program page to learn about curriculum, faculty, program options, and more! 


Before starting the program, one course in each of the following must be completed (within the last five years) with a grade of B- or better:

  • Anatomy & Physiology I (with lab)
  • Anatomy & Physiology II (with lab)
  • Developmental Psychology (lifespan birth to death)
  • Statistics  
  • Sociology, Anthropology, or Culture 

In addition to the required prerequisite coursework applicants must submit the following documents to the Office of Graduate Admissions:

  1. A completed MOT application - Apply Now (Application fee is waived if you apply online)
  2. All undergraduate and graduate transcripts (a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale is preferred)
  3. Admission Essay - Throughout a student’s formal education, knowledge and hard skills are developed. However, employers of many professions, including occupational therapy, often seek individuals with strong soft skills. In your own words, briefly describe what the ambiguous term “soft skills” means. Then as an individual seeking a degree in a professional field, identify one soft skill you need to improve upon and identify the steps you will take to hone this skill. Your essay should include your name, be no more than 2 pages, double spaced, with references, if appropriate.
  4. A current resume
  5. Two recommendations - Click Here to download the form
  6. Signed Essential Functions form. Click Here to download the form. Note: This document must be submitted with a handwritten signature.

All required documents must be received prior to the application deadline!

Documents must be sent directly to Bay Path University's Office of Graduate Admissions:

By Mail:
Bay Path University
Office of Graduate Admissions
588 Longmeadow Street
Longmeadow, MA 01106

By Email:
otgraduate@baypath.edu