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Master of Science in Occupational Therapy

Master of Science in Occupational Therapy

The mission of the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy program (MSOT) is to help others achieve independence in all facets of their lives. Through a blend of liberal arts and sciences, occupational therapy, hands-on learning and technical skills, you will have a solid foundation for rising up in the field of Occupational Therapy.  What makes our program unique?  Read on.

How to Apply

Program Snapshot
Prepare to dive right in to the program!  Here are some highlights of what you need to know:

  • 66 credit hours total
  • Prerequisites required with a B- or better are: Anatomy and Physiology I and II with labs, Statistics, Ethics, Developmental Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, and Cultural Diversity.  
  • Classes are full time during the day
  • 2 year (27 month) program immerses you in the field of OT
  • 2 fieldwork programs provide practical experience
  • Involved and engaging faculty with extensive experience in the field

How can I make my application stronger?

Make sure you have met all criteria regarding the GRE. LR’s OT program requires a minimal score of 149 on the verbal and a 148 on the quantitative sections. If you have made any C's in your prerequisites, you need to retake those prerequisites since we require a B- or better in all prerequisite courses. We require that students submit two letters of reference from OT practitioners. Since these forms require the reviewer to indicate how often they have observed you in their setting, this is taken into consideration as well. It is in the best interest of the applicant to have completed shadowing hours with a practitioner who can write them a letter of reference. First, this provides the OT admissions committee with knowledge of the student's level of commitment and level of understanding (experientially) of OT. If a student has not observed OT in multiple areas, they may have a skewed picture of the OT profession and decide that OT is not their passion. Ultimately, the OT admissions committee carefully reviews each application to determine who has met the admissions criteria and  have demonstrated through their statement of purpose and letters of reference their commitment to OT.

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