Prospective Students

Interested in a degree in Occupational Therapy?

The deadline has passed for the 2021 Application Cycle for the cohort starting in August, 2021. The APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR THE COHORT STARTING IN FALL 2022 is November  15, 2021.

The 2022 MOT application portal will open for applications in July 2021. Please direct all questions to the MOT Graduate Program Coordinator:

Dr. Jason Browning

Admission to most occupational therapy programs across the nation is competitive. Your application to our program will most likely be successful if you have:

  • Strong reasoning and writing skills
  • Completion of prerequisite courses with a grade of B- or better, by May of the year you plan to begin the program
  • Work or volunteer experiences with diverse populations and programs with individuals encountered in occupational therapy practice (e.g. children and/or adults with mental health concerns, physical disabilities, or with other types of special populations) 
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 in all undergraduate and/or graduate coursework
  • A demonstrated record of successful professional and interpersonal skills, as demonstrated through references and exhibited during an  interview

One cohort is admitted to each campus location for the RU MOT program each year, with a fall semester entry date. All applications are submitted to the College of Graduate Studies and Research and are screened for accuracy and completeness before being forwarded to the Department of Occupational Therapy Admissions Committee for a comprehensive review. The next application deadline for submission is NOVEMBER 15, 2021. Qualified candidates may be invited to participate in a mandatory interview with the MOT Interview Panel.

Prerequisites for admission to the MOT program

Prerequisite requirements for admission to Radford University's Master of Occupational Therapy Program include:

  • A strong foundation of undergraduate course work in the liberal arts and sciences (e.g. anthropology or sociology, anatomy, psychology)
  • A grade of B- or better in all prerequisite courses (please see list below)

 Prerequisite Courselist

Please note that if you attended Radford University as an undergraduate student, you may refer to the specific RU equivalent course list for suggested prerequisite courses.                                                                                                 

  • Introductory Statistics (3 credits)                             
  • Introductory Sociology OR Cultural Anthropology (3 credits)                        
  • Human Anatomy (3-4 credits)
  • Human Physiology (3-4 credits)
  • Introductory Psychology (3 credits)
  • Lifespan Growth and Development (3 credits)
  • Abnormal Psychology (3 credits)