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OTD Admissions

The OTD program is 31 credits and prepares therapists to become clinical specialists, program developers, and clinical educators.Please be aware that this is a post-professional degree program; if you are seeking an entry level degree in Occupational Therapy, please review the MOT program via the links on the left of this page.

Applying to this program

  • Deadline: June 1
  • Temple University Supplemental Application: Required
  • GPA: Required; total graduate GPA of 3.0
  • GRE or MAT: Required if graduate GPA is under 3.0; please submit GRE scores to Temple University using code 2906; the MAT code is 2548. International applicants should submit TOEFL to code 2906.
  • All College Level Transcripts: Required
  • References: Required; two, professional/academic
  • Resume: Required
  • Statement of Goals: Required; minimum length is one page
    • The personal statement will reflect your capacity to engage in rigorous graduate education and should include your capacity for flexibility, creativity, and contribution to a learning environment. Your statement must include a reflection of your alignment with Temple OT's mission, philosophy, and values. In addition, you must identify an area of interest and describe a current OT faculty member's capacity and scholarly areas to advise you in this area. Submit the personal statement as part of the online application and a copy to otadmissions@temple.edu or by postal mail.
  • Phone Interview: Required
  • Additional Information: Must be a certified Occupational Therapist (Copy of NBCOT certification or state OT license) 

Other Information

  • Materials should be sent to:
Temple OTD Admissions
Attn: Marie Kennerly
401 Jones Hall
1316 W. Ontario Street
Philadelphia, PA 19140