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General Application to the Master of Occupational Therapy Program at TWU

The School of Occupational Therapy invites application to the Master of Occupational Therapy program from any individual meeting MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS. Application is competitive. Application processes are described here. In addition, the School of Occupational Therapy offers an assured admission process for high performing graduates from selected Texas Woman's University majors. 

The Assured Admissions Process for High Performing Graduates from Selected TWU Majors

Five majors at Texas Woman's University offer degree plans in preparation for occupational therapy.  Undergraduates who want to prepare for application to the Master of Occupational Therapy program select a major in child development, family studies, kinesiology, psychology, or health studies.  Please refer to these programs for specific course and major information. TWU undergraduate core requirements, the required courses in the major, and the prerequisite and required courses for the Master of Occupational Therapy assured admission process are included in these degree plans.  All undergraduate advising is conducted within the major department. 

Transfer Students

Students may transfer coursework from an accredited institution. The university and the major departments of child development, family studies, kinesiology, psychology, or health studies determine which courses may be applied to the undergraduate degree. 

Minimum Requirements for Assured Admission to the Master of Occupational Therapy Program at the Denton Campus

  •   Texas Woman’s University bachelor degree with major in child development, family studies, kinesiology, psychology, or health studies. 
  •   Overall grade point average of 3.7 calculated on last or most recent 60 hours of the Texas  Woman’s University baccalaureate degree.
  •   A grade of a B or higher for each prerequisite and additional assured admission program course.  These courses are: 
    • Math Sciences
      • Elementary Statistics
    • Biological Sciences
      • Anatomy & Physiology I
      • Anatomy & Physiology II
      • Kinesiology/ biomechanics
      • Neuroanatomy/Physiology Lecture
      • Neuroanatomy/Physiology Lab
    • Behavioral Sciences
      • Developmental Psychology or lifespan development
      • Abnormal Psychology 
    • Certificate of competency in Medical Termihology 
  • Submission of a School of Occupational Therapy application that includes:
    • A favorable report from a minimum of 20 hours of recent volunteer work under the immediate supervision of an occupational therapist. This must be done no more than 2 years before applying for admission to the MOT program. The applicant is responsible for arranging the volunteer experience.   Required form is included in the School of Occupational Therapy application packet.
    • A favorable Academic Recommendation from a TWU faculty instructor of an upper division course in the student's major.  Required form is included in the School of Occupational Therapy application packet.
  • Admission to Texas Woman’s University Graduate School 

Assured Admission Application

Students are admitted to the Master of Occupational Therapy program once a year in the fall semester. Applications are accepted year round for fall entry, but must be postmarked by September 15 for consideration for entry in the subsequent fall semester.

Texas Woman's University assured admission applicants may apply the year prior to the completion of their degree. Assured admission applicants must demonstrate an overall grade point average of 3.7 on the last 60 hours completed at the time of application and maintain this average until the award of the undergraduate degree. Assured admission status will be revoked for applicants not meeting this standard.

Texas Woman's University assured admission applicants must complete all prerequisite courses with a grade of B or higher for the Master of Occupational Therapy program by the December preceding the requested Fall semester entry. Assured admission status will be revoked for applicants not meeting this standard. Prerequisite courses for the Master of Occupational Therapy are:

  • Math Sciences
    • Elementary Statistics
  • Biological Sciences
    • Anatomy & Physiology I
    • Anatomy & Physiology II
  • Behavioral Sciences
    • Developmental Psychology or lifespan development
    • Abnormal Psychology
  • Certificate of competency in Medical Terminology 

Texas Woman's University assured admission applicants must complete all required assured admission program courses with a grade of B or higher before entering the Master of Occupational Therapy Program. Assured admission status will be revoked for applicants not meeting this standard. Required assured admission courses are:

  • Biological Sciences
    • Kinesiology/biomechanics
    • Neuroanatomy/Physiology Lecture
    • Neuroanatomy/Physiology Lab

Class size in the Master of Occupational Therapy program is regulated by accreditation requirements. Entry into the program for Texas Woman's University graduates who have met the assured admissions requirement may be delayed dependent on that year's number of eligible assured entry applicants.

The Graduate Catalog contains detailed instructions for application to the Master of Occupational Therapy program. Application materials are posted on the School of Occupational Therapy webpage.

IF ACCEPTED INTO OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY COURSES PROOF OF IMMUNIZATION RECORD, A BACKGROUND CHECK, AND RANDOM DRUG SCREENING(S) WILL BE REQUIRED.

The Master of Occupational Therapy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council of Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE*). With successful completion of the Master of Occupational Therapy degree, the student is elgible to apply for the certification examination given by the National Board for Certification of Occupational Therapy (www.nbcot.org.). Note: Students are advised that NBCOT may deny an individual's application to take the exam if he or she has a criminal felony conviction. The School of OT recommends that students with a felony conviction contact NBCOT for an "early determination review."

*Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE)
c/o Accreditation Department
American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20814-3449
(301) 652-AOTA (2682)
www.acoteonline.org

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