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Occupational Therapy

Graduate Admission Requirements

Accepting Applications for August 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 - As an applicant to a professional preparatory OT program, what does the term "professionalism" mean to you? What professional quality do you think is most important for a student and an OT to have?  (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!