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Occupational Therapy Doctorate

Graduate Admissions Requirements

Accepting Applications for October 23, 2017
Admissions Deadline: October 6, 2017


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

Before starting the program, the following must be completed:

  • Successful completion of an entry level, accredited occupational therapy program at the Master or Baccalaureate degree level - If the entry level program is not at the Master level, the student must have completed a Master level program in a related field (i.e., psychology)
  • A minimum of one year of full time clinical experience 

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

  • All undergraduate and graduate transcripts (a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale is preferred, the Master level program with no grades below a C)
  • An original essay of at least 250 words on the topic "Why the post-professional Occupational Therapy Doctorate is important to me, my career goals, and my life and professional goals?"
  • A writing sample from your previous graduate-level coursework in APA format
  • Two recommendations - Click Here to download the form
  • Resume/curriculum vitae
  • Interview with program coordinator 
  • Copy of your NBCOT certificate or state license 
  • Students for whom English is not their primary language must take either the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or the Internet-Based version (iBT) with the following minimum scores:  Writing: 22; Speaking 22; Reading 25; and Listening 21

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