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Occupational Therapy Doctorate

Graduate Admissions Requirements

Enrolling Now, Classes Begin October 21, 2019


Prospective students may apply for admission to the post-professional Occupational Therapy Doctorate Program throughout the year. Classes start every February and October. 


Bachelor’s to post-professional OTD: A student with a Bachelor’s degree in OT will be required to take 54 credits to earn their OTD degree.

REQUIREMENTS:
- SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF A BACHELOR’S DEGREE IN OT
- HOLD A CURRENT OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY LICENSE
- HAVE AT LEAST 10 YEARS OF FULL-TIME PRACTICE EXPERIENCE  

Master's to post-professional OTD: A student with an Bachelor’s and Master’s degree will be required to take 36 credits in order to earn their OTD degree.

REQUIREMENTS:
- SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF A BACHELOR'S AND MASTER’S DEGREE
HOLD A CURRENT OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY LICENSE
- HAVE AT LEAST 1 YEAR OF FULL-TIME PRACTICE EXPERIENCE

Alumni of Bay Path University’s MOT programs may transfer up to two courses (OTP509 & OTP513 OR OTB508 & OTB533) into the OTD program. Grades earned must be B+ or higher. Contact Maggie Pereiras for more information.


All documentation including recommendation forms and official transcripts may be mailed or emailed directly to Bay Path University Office of Graduate Admissions:

  1. A completed application - Apply Now!
  2. All official 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)
  3. An original essay of at least 250 words on the topic: "Why the Post-Professional Occupational Therapy Doctorate is important to my personal and professional goals"
  4. A writing sample in APA format (a minimum of 1 page with references)
  5. Two recommendations - Click Here to download the form
  6. A resume/curriculum vitae 
  7. A copy of your NBCOT certificate or state license 
  8. 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
  9. An interview with program director

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

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

By Email:
otgraduate@baypath.edu


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