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Applying to the MOT Program

Thank you for your interest in Temple University's Master of Occupational Therapy program!

Please be sure to review our Frequently Asked Questions and be aware that we use a rolling admissions process; therefore, it is in your best interest to complete the application process prior to the posted deadline of February 1. Our program begins in summer 2015. Admissions are highly competitive (over 500 applications received per year for 45 available seats) and fulfilling our admissions requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the program. 

Admissions Requirements:

Required GPA

  • Minimum overall undergraduate GPA: 3.0
  • 2014 average GPA for admitted students: 3.49

Required Tests

Course Prerequisites (must have a "B" or higher in each of these courses):

  1. Anatomy and Physiology I with lab
  2. Anatomy and Physiology II [Please note that if your college does not offer this course, we would encourage you to contact our office with courses you think are comparable.You may substitute a year long Anatomy with lab and Physiology.]
  3. Developmental Psychology or Lifespan Development
  4. Abnormal Psychology, Psychopathology, or Theories of Personality
  5. Introduction to Psychology
  6. Introduction to Sociology or Cultural Anthropology
  7. Statistics (Social Science or Education based is strongly preferred)

Please note: we do not accept CLEP or AP courses (with the exception of AP Psychology) for Prerequisites and science courses must be four credits with labs and taken in person, not online. Prerequisite courses may be taken at your local community college or any accredited institution of higher education. These courses may be in progress at the time of application but must be completed prior to the spring semester of the year that you are applying.

International Applicants

  • TOEFL may be required and WES evaluation strongly recommended
  • Please visit the Graduate School website for more information before applying

To Apply for the MOT Program: (application system re-opens in late July)

1. Complete the application process through the OTCAS system well prior to February 1. Please note that the OTCAS verification process can take up to a few weeks. Visit www.otcas.org to begin the application process. As part of the OTCAS application, you will enter your college credits (including those that are in progress or planned) using your unofficial transcripts. You will then have your official transcripts sent to OTCAS for verification of credits completed. Three reference reports are submitted electronically by reviewers using OTCAS. Complete a total of 40 hours observing Occupational Therapists with at least two different client populations (enter observation hours that are in progress or planned in OTCAS application).

2. Complete Graduate School supplemental application with Temple University no later than February 1 at: https://prd-wlssb.temple.edu/prod8/bwskalog.P_DispLoginNon ($60 fee applies)

3. Have your GRE or MAT scores sent electronically to Temple University by the testing service using the following codes: the code for GRE is 2906, the MAT code is 1666.

Please note: do not submit a resume, essay, letters of recommendation or transcripts separately since these items are all included with the electronic OTCAS application.