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Admission to most occupational therapy programs is competitive. Your application is most likely to be successful if you have:

  • An undergraduate G.P.A. of 3.25 or better;
  • Strong reasoning and writing skills (as documented by your scores on the Graduate Record Examination);
  • Work or volunteer experiences with children and adults who have disabilities; and
  • Skills in occupations and activities (for example, in manual or fine art, sports or music).

Prerequisite Requirements

Prerequisite requirements for admission to Radford University’s Master of Occupational Therapy Program in 2017 include:

  • A strong foundation of undergraduate course work in the liberal arts and sciences (English, philosophy, anthropology, sociology, biology, psychology);
  • Grades of “B” or better in the specific courses listed in the link below.

Prerequisite Requirements for 2018 (PDF)

Technology Requirements

Strong computer skills are essential for the study and practice of occupational therapy today.  Instructors expect that students beginning the MOT program prepare papers using a word processor, comunicate via e-mail, and search the internet for information.  Free software and training are provided to build additional skills.  While university computers are available to students when they are on campus, many MOT students find it helpful to use a personal laptop or desktop computer.  Please check the link here for recommendations about the minimum specs needed for optimal access to RU systems and resources from home.  Regular access to a computer off campus is required during the last two terms of the program, when students are enrolled in online courses which support their Level II Fieldwork experiences.

Student Computer Recommendations