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Applying to the MOT Program

Admissions Requirements: 

Application Deadline:
To be considered complete, you should have submitted all of the application requirements and have a verified OTCAS by this date. Please 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. Due to the competitive nature of our application process, each applicant is responsible for the information presented below as well as confirming that each of their materials has been received. Please be advised that email, phone and other correspondence during the application process is considered and reviewed as part of your application. For further information please refer to Frequently Asked Questions or Prerequisites
 

Application Process:

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

1. Complete the application process through the OTCAS system well before February 1st. 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
  • Complete the essay found on your OTCAS application. An additional essay is not required with your Temple Graduate application.
  • Three reference reports are submitted electronically by reviewers through the OTCAS system. 
  • 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).
  • On your OTCAS application, you will have the opportunity to input information regarding past work history, volunteer history, and more. For more information on this, please review OTCAS’ website.

Applicants are responsible for confirming their status as verified on OTCAS. Unverified applications will not be reviewed.

2. Complete Graduate School supplemental application with Temple University (no later than February 1st) here. Please note: If you do not submit this application, you will not be considered for admission. This application will close on February 2nd.

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. If they are received by our office, they will not be reviewed.

Admissions Requirements:

Required GPA

  • Minimum overall undergraduate GPA: 3.0
  • 2015 average GPA for admitted students: 3.59

Required Tests

International Applicants

  • TOEFL required for international applicants that did not complete a bachelors or graduate degree in the US
  • WES evaluation strongly recommended
  • Please visit the Graduate School website for more information before applying

Required Materials:

 

OTCAS

Temple University

OT Application

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Graduate Application

 

X

All Transcripts

X

 

Prerequisite Courses

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GRE/MAT Scores

 

X

Essay

X

 

Three References

X

 

Observation Hours

X

 

Additional Information

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