Admission

If you are looking for a Master of Occupational Therapy program outside of KU's MOT program, the American Occupational Therapy Association website can be very helpful with the search process. For information about admission requirements for doctoral & master's programs, check the college/university website.

Undergraduate Degree

A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution must be completed prior to start of program classes. The degree can be in any field, but course work must have included the specific MOT prerequisites: abnormal psychology, human development, statistics, ethics

anatomy with lab, and physiology.

Grade Point Average

Grade requirements include an overall 3.0 cumulative undergraduate grade point average, and a 3.0 admitting GPA, on a 4.0 scale. The admitting GPA is comprised of the grades earned in the specific MOT prerequisite courses listed above only. Information documented on student transcripts will be used to calculate all grade point averages. Consistent with University of Kansas policy, the admissions committee will replace grades of classes that have been repeated.

Passing Grades

A passing grade of "C" or higher is required in all prerequisite courses. A “D” is not considered a passing grade. All prerequisite science courses must be completed within the last 10 years.

Background Check

The Joint Commission requires all incoming students to pay for a background check. This one-time fee must be paid directly to the company performing the background investigation. Students will be asked to provide information and make the payment once officially accepted into the program. A drug screening may also be required. More information: School of Health Professions background check and drug screening policy.


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