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Occupational Therapy

Graduate Admission Requirements

Accepting Applications for August 2020,
Application Deadline is January 31, 2020

Admission is competitive, with a 3.0 minimum GPA required for consideration. For those meeting that minimum standard, every piece of the 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.

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 

For consideration, applicants must submit the following admission requirements:

  1. A completed MOT application - Apply Now
  2. All official undergraduate and graduate transcripts (a GPA of 3.0 or higher)
  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!

All 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

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