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Occupational Therapy

Admission to the M.S. in Occupational Therapy

There are two points of entry to the M.S. in Occupational Therapy (MSOT) degree:

1. Entering MSOT students who have earned a bachelor’s degree with the following prerequisites: 

  • General Psychology (3 credits)
  • Anatomy and Physiology with Lab I and II (or comparable) (8 credits)
  • Lifespan Development (3 credits)
  • Statistics (3 credits)
  • Social Science (3 credits)

Total: 20 credits

2. Transfer students who will earn only an MSOT (not a baccalaureate) and have the following prerequisites:

  • English Composition and Literature (6 Credits)
  • Math (college algebra, pre-calculus, or calculus) (3 credits)
  • Statistics (3 Credits)
  • Anatomy and Physiology with Lab I and II (or comparable) (8 credits)
  • General Psychology (3 Credits)
  • Lifespan Development (3 Credits)
  • General Education Core Social Science (6 Credits)
  • General Education Core Humanities (3 credits)
  • Creative Arts (3 credits)
  • Ethics (3 credits)
  • Electives (19 credits)

Total: 60 credits

In addition, the program strongly recommends 20 hours of volunteering or “shadowing” an Occupational Therapist in at least two specialty areas of Occupational Therapy.

The Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is not required for application. All students in the School of Occupational Therapy must possess the essential skills and behaviors required of a professional therapist. Therefore, all occupational therapy students must possess the essential qualifications, referred to as Technical Standards; your application to this program indicates that you have read the Technical Standards and are qualified to meet them.

The Technical Standards are found at:

Click here for the Clinical Shadowing Hours Template

Click here to visit the graduate applications web page.

For more information

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130 Peabody Hall
1 College Circle
Bangor, Maine 04401