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Occupational Therapy

Admission to the M.S. in Occupational Therapy

Applicants who have completed a 4-year undergraduate baccalaureate degree in another major and/or from another institution who would like an entry-level degree in occupational therapy may apply for the MS-only program. The Office of Graduate Admissions coordinates admission to the MS-only. Because MS only students already have an undergraduate degree they do not need to meet the general education requirements offered in the first two years of our program, but must meet pre-requisite courses listed below. The admissions requirements for this option include a bachelor's degree in a related or non-related field with a minimum overall GPA of 3.0. In addition all of the following pre-requisite course work must be completed with a grade of C+ or better prior to the start of the M.S. in Occupational Therapy program:

  • General Psychology
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Statistics
  • Introduction to Research
  • Principles of Sociology or Cultural Anthropology
  • Anatomy and Physiology - 8 credits (6 in course work; 2 in lab)
  • Human Growth and Development

As with the BS applicants the program requires 20 hours of volunteering or “shadowing” an Occupational Therapist in at least two specialty areas of Occupational Therapy.

Applications for admission to the fall semester are due by May 1st and notice of acceptance will be sent by June 30th. The School of Occupational Therapy action on applications is acceptance, waiting list, or rejection; at this time conditional acceptance is not an option.  

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 to visit the MS-OT Self Assessment Form

Click here for the Clinical Shadowing Hours Template

Click here to visit the graduate applications web page.

Phone and Email Address
Patricia Menzie
Administrative Assistant
318 O'Donnell Commons
Husson University
1 College Circle
Bangor, Maine 04401
Graduate Admissions

130 Peabody Hall
Husson University
1 College Circle
Bangor, Maine 04401