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Ready to take the next step toward enrollment in the School of Occupational Therapy?  Here’s how:

Apply to our Graduate Programs

Requirements for MOT Admission

Candidates for admission to our master’s programs are required to meet TWU’s general requirements for graduate admission and complete the application process via OT-CAS. For a full listing of requirements please see the TWU Graduate Catalog.

Requirements for MOT Admission: TWU Alumni Advantage Applicants

Candidates for admission to our master’s programs are required to meet TWU’s general requirements for graduate admission and complete the application process via OT-CAS. For a full listing of Alumni Advantage requirements, please visit our catalog page.

MOT Application Deadline 

Application deadline for the MOT program is October 15, prior to the next August start-date.

MOT Interview Deadline

During the first week of December, the MOT Admission Committee decisions will be sent to the email address provided by the applicant in OTCAS. These decision letters may include an invitation to interview.

All interviews will take place January 10th and 11th on the campus of first choice as indicated on the OTCAS application.

How to Apply

Admission to our graduate programs can be competitive, meaning it’s incredibly important to complete all steps to admission.

  • Apply online to TWU through
  • Submit official transcripts for each college or university you have attended to the following address: 

TWU Office of Admission Processing
PO Box 425649
Denton, TX 76204

Additional Requirements for Doctoral Programs

Students looking to pursue a Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) or PhD in Occupational Therapy must meet the criteria for graduate admissions as well as the following requirements:

  • Current occupational therapy license or registration
  • Master’s degree – students must have a prior degree in occupational therapy (bachelor or master level), and another degree either in occupational therapy or a related field.
  • 3.2 minimum GPA on Master level work
  • A GRE score within the past 10 years

A full listing of requirements is available in the TWU Graduate Catalog

Doctoral Application Deadlines 

  • Applications are accepted at any time, but best consideration can be given to those received by February 15 prior to the desired Summer or Fall start-date.

Note: 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 graduate will be an occupational therapist, registered (OTR). In addition, all states require licensure to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT certification examination. A felony conviction may affect a graduate's ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.


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