Applicants applying for entry to the first year of the B.S. Healthcare Studies/M.S. Occupational Therapy program must meet the following criteria:

  • combined SAT I scores of 1400 for combined Math, Verbal, and Writing sections (or ACT equivalent)
  • a high school average of 85 (3.0) GPA
  • two letters of recommendation
  • successful completion of courses in math, biology and chemistry; physics and psychology are recommended but not required
  • a written essay
  • a minimum of 20 hours as a volunteer or “shadowing” a clinician in at least two areas of Occupational Therapy is required

Students currently enrolled at Husson University can apply to transfer into the program from another major within the first two years of general undergraduate study. Students from another institution may also apply to transfer into Husson University. All transfer students must meet the same criteria for grades and GPA as students who are enrolled from the first year and will be expected to fulfill the requirements for the BS in Health Care Studies. All transfer students, from Husson University and from other schools, must also fulfill the shadowing requirement described for first year applicants prior to being admitted to the OT track. Finally, transfer students are also required to complete an essay provided by the School of Occupational Therapy. Applicants may be admitted to the Healthcare Studies major prior to completing these requirements and then apply to transfer into the OT track once these requirements are completed.