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Applying to the MOT Program

The Masters of Occupational Therapy (MOT) program is an 80 credit professional entry level degree for students who have earned a baccalaureate degree.
For all questions about admissions requirements, please email us at
All information and documents except for Temple Supplemental Graduate Application need to be submitted and uploaded to OTCAS.

Applying to this program

  • Deadline: Rolling admissions until February 1. To be considered complete, you should have submitted all of the application requirements and have a verified OTCAS by the deadline. 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.
  • OTCAS: Required; must be verified by February 1
  • Temple University Supplemental Application: Required; if you do not submit this application, you will not be considered for admission
  • GPA: Required; send electronically from the testing service to either OTCAS (the code is 1239)
  • GRE or MAT: Required; send electronically from the testing service to either Temple University (the GRE code is 2906; the MAT code is 1666) or OTCAS (the code is 1239)
  • College Level Transcripts: Required; send to OTCAS
  • References: Required; Three, professional/academic
  • Resume: Required; information listed on OTCAS
  • Statement of Goals: Required; information is entered on your OTCAS
  • Phone Interview: Required
  • Additional Information: Required; 40 observational hours in at least two settings. Hours may be in progress or planned during application however completion prior to application is suggested.

Program Prerequisites 

  • View required courses here.
  • Temple University’s MOT Program requires that applicants have a verified grade of a "B-" or higher in each of their prerequisite courses in order to be considered for admission. At the time of application submission, prerequisites may be in progress or pending, but must be completed prior to our deadline, February 1st. Applications with prerequisites that do not have a “B-“ or higher will not be considered.
  • Lab courses must have been completed within five years. All other courses must be completed within ten years. 
  • In the event that Introduction to Psychology or Introduction to Sociology/Cultural Anthropology were completed more than 10 years ago, one may take a CLEP test or retake the course to complete this prerequisite. This is the only time a CLEP course may be accepted.
  • Courses may be taken at any accredited institution, including your local community college.
  • All prerequisite courses, with the exception of lab courses, can be taken online.
  • The only AP course we accept is AP Psychology. This must be listed on your OTCAS and official transcript to be considered. 
  • We do not accept CLEP or AP courses (with the exception as noted above) for prerequisites.
  • If you have any questions regarding whether or not your course meets our prerequisite, please contact with a course description and a course syllabus for each course you want reviewed. Full transcripts will not be reviewed for eligibility.

Other information 

  • 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.
  • View FAQs here
  • Learn more about the Occupational Therapy program at one of our upcoming information sessions.