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Occupational Therapy Doctorate

Graduate Admissions Requirements

Enrolling Now, Classes Begin February 25, 2019 
Application and Supporting Materials Due: February 11, 2019

Prospective students may apply for admissions to the Occupation Therapy Doctorate throughout the year. Classes start every February and October. 

Before starting the program, the following must be completed:

  • Successful completion of an entry-level accredited occupational therapy program at the Master degree level and a minimum of one year of full time clinical experience, OR
  • Successful completion of an entry-level accredited occupational therapy program at the Baccalaureate degree level, successful completion of a Master degree level program in a related field, and a minimum of one year of full time clinical experience.

Graduate students who have completed the Bay Path University MOT graduate degree and wish to transfer six credits from the MOT program into the 36-credit post-professional OTD program may do so pending the approval of the OTD graduate program coordinator. A total of six credits can be requested to be reviewed to be transferred into the OTD program. A grade of a B+ or better is required in the courses that will be transferred. Contact Maggie Pereiras for more information.

For consideration, applicants must submit the following admission requirements:

  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 from your previous graduate-level coursework in APA format
  5. Two recommendations - Click Here to download the form
  6. A resume/curriculum vitae
  7. An interview with program coordinator 
  8. A Copy of your NBCOT certificate or state license 
  9. 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.

All documentation including recommendation forms and official transcripts must be mailed 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 Occupational Therapy Doctorate program page to learn about curriculum, faculty, program options, and more!