Students are admitted to the Dallas and Houston locations once a year in the fall semester. Applications are accepted year round for fall entry, but must be postmarked by October 15 for assured consideration for entry in the subsequent fall semester.
Please note that undergraduate courses completed after the bachelor’s degree are not considered as part of the undergraduate grade point average.
IF ACCEPTED INTO THE MOT PROGRAM PROOF OF IMMUNIZATION RECORD AND A BACKGROUND CHECK WILL BE REQUIRED.
Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the National Certification Examination for the Occupational Therapist administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be an occupational therapist, registered (OTR). In addition most states require licensure in order to practice. A felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUBMITTING APPLICATION
Step 1: Apply to the Graduate School at Texas Woman’s University
Navigate online to www.twu.edu/admissions/ to begin the process. Applications will not be processed by the School of Occupational Therapy without Graduate School application.
Step 2: Complete 20 volunteer hours under the supervision of an occupational therapist
Contact an occupational therapist and arrange for 20 hours of observation of occupational therapy practice under his or her supervision. Present the occupational therapist with the enclosed recommendation form and instruction letter. As indicated in the instruction letter provide the supervising therapist with an envelope for the recommendation form to be sealed and signed. You will submit this with your application packet. Note – The School of Occupational Therapy does not refer applicants to specific clinical sites or therapists for observation hours. This choice is the responsibility of the applicant. Typically occupational therapy practitioners are glad to provide this service to persons interested in joining the profession.
Step 3: Obtain two sets of official transcripts from all institutions of higher education attended
Official transcripts only are accepted. Be certain to include all post-secondary colleges/universities attended. Missing transcripts may delay or prevent processing of your application.
Step 4: Complete the Plan for Completion of Prerequisites form
Attach copies of course descriptions of prerequisites taken at schools other than TWU. Include course descriptions of courses completed and courses planned. Do not leave any blanks on this form. To verify whether a course meets prerequisite requirements contact the School of Occupational Therapy admissions secretary at 940-898-2801 or email@example.com .
Step 5: Apply to the School of Occupational Therapy
Complete the enclosed Master of Occupational Therapy Application form.
Step 6: Mail your application packet
Place all application materials (listed below) in a 9” x 12” envelope
_____ Graduate School application completed online (no paper mail in)
_____ Sealed & signed envelope containing the MOT Applicant Recommendation form completed by a licensed occupational therapist who can document a minimum of 20 contact hours of supervised observation
_____ Two sets of official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
_____ Plan for Completion of Prerequisites with course descriptions
_____ Master of Occupational Therapy Application
_____ Mail to:
Texas Woman’s University
School of Occupational Therapy
PO Box 425648
Denton, TX 76204-5648