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ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR FALL 2023
The application deadline for Fall 2023 entry into to the Radford University’s Master of Occupational Therapy program is November 15, 2022. All application materials are uploaded into the OT common application portal through OTCAS. The OTCAS portal opens on July 21, 2022.
Your application materials must include:
- A completed application in OTCAS, the OT common application service (portal opens July 21, 2022).
- A completed Supplemental Application to the MOT program, submitted to the Radford University College of Graduate Studies and Research.
- Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work; transcripts are submitted to OTCAS.
- A professional resume of your past and current educational and work/volunteer experiences;
- A typed Statement of Purpose: This is your opportunity to tell us why you want to earn the Master of Occupational Therapy degree at Radford University. In a two-page (double-spaced) essay, discuss the development of your interest in occupational therapy, how your observation experiences have informed your understanding of occupational therapy as a profession and the people occupational therapists work with, and your aspirations and goals for a career as a health-care professional;
- Two letters of recommendation: Request letters from college professors, employers, or others who have worked with you in a professional capacity (no personal references, please). The letters should describe your academic skills, general work behaviors, and the personal qualities one needs to be a competent health-care professional;
- A minimum of 20 hours with an occupational therapy practitioner (OTR or COTA), 40 hours preferred; in at least two different practice settings. Experience with diverse populations and programs is highly recommended. (Observation Hours Summary Form [DOCX]) We will accept alternative forms documenting your observation hours, as long as all information is present (please no forms from other OT programs). If your observation hours have been disrupted by COVID-19, contact the Graduate Program Coordinator for information on an alternative observation option (Dr. Jason Browning, email@example.com, 540-224-4478).
[Note - we do not require the GRE for application to our MOT program.]
In addition to submitting the above materials and meeting all prerequisite requirements by the end of Spring semester of the year you wish to begin the MOT program, you may be selected to participate in a mandatory interview with the MOT Interview Panel. You will be notified if you are selected, and you may choose among the available interview times and/or dates. Final admission decisions will be announced before the end of March.