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ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR FALL 2019

The application deadline for fall 2019 entry into to the Radford University’s Master of Occupational Therapy program is January 15, 2019. All application materials are uploaded ino the application portal through the College of Graduate Studies and Research

Your application materials must include:

  • A completed Radford University Application for Graduate Admission
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work;
  • Evidence that you have completed a college or community class to learn a new activity or occupation. The activity should require physical skills as well as cognitive processing (for example, ceramics, wood carving, gardening, photography, yoga, guitar);
  • A professional resume of your past and current educational and employment 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 essay, discuss the development of your interest in occupational therapy, your skills and experiences related to working with special populations, 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 skills, and the personal qualities one needs to be a competent health-care professional;
  • One letter from an occupational therapy practitioner attesting to your observation expieriences with that professional
  • A minimum of 40 hours observation of occupational therapy services and/or work with individuals who have disabilities is preferred. Experience with diverse populations and programs is highly recommended. 

In addition to submitting the above materials and meeting all prerequisite requirements, you may be selected to participate in a mandatory on-campus interview with the MOT Interview Panel. You will be notified if you are selected, and you may choose among the interview dates available. Final admission decisions will be announced by before the end of March 2019.