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Occupational Therapy

Graduate Admission Requirements

Enrolling Now, Classes Begin September 7, 2021

Also accepting applications for September, 2022

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 

To be considered for the 2021 start, applicants must submit the following admission requirements:

  1. A completed FREE online application 
  2. All official undergraduate and graduate transcripts (a GPA of 3.0 or higher)
  3. Short Answer Question - What does occupational therapy mean to you, and why are you choosing to enter the field of occupational therapy? The short answer should be no more than 1 page.
  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 documentation including recommendation forms and official transcripts may be mailed or emailed directly to Bay Path University Office of Graduate Admissions:

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

By Email:

To be considered for the 2022 start, applicants must submit their complete application with OTCAS. Click here to apply!

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