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    Admission Requirements

    • Evaluation Criteria - An applicant is evaluated for admission based on academic preparation; quality of references; insightful goals in personal statement; successful completion of observation hours and academic prerequisites; work and service activities; Miller Analogies Test (MAT) score; and, personal interview.
    • Bachelor's Degree - A bachelor's degree must be completed at the time of application or completed by the time the program begins at the end of May/beginning of June.
    • GPA - At least a 3.0 cumulative GPA as well as in the prerequisite courses. (Note: All completed courses will be used in the GPA calculated by OTCAS.
    • Miller Analogies Test (MAT) - Score in at least the 35th percentile. The Le Moyne College MAT test code = 3112. (Note: The GRE will NOT be substituted for the MAT.) 
    • Quality References - Three references are required and can be from academic advisors, licensed occupational therapists, and/or work managers. At least one reference must be from a licensed OT.
    • Interview - By invitation.
    • Completion of Academic Prerequisites and Observation Hours - Competitive applicants will have no more than two outstanding prerequisite courses, including courses in progress, at the time of application. Applicants with outstanding prerequisite courses that are not shown as "in progress" on the OTCAS application, must submit a Word document outlining the completion plan to ot@lemoyne.edu. All incomplete prerequisite courses and observation hours must be completed by the time the program begins. 
    • Background Check - Required of all matriculated students. Details and instructions will be given at Orientation. 

    Admission Requirements: International Students
    • In addition to the admission requirements above, international applicants must be a permanent resident or eligible for an F-1 visa.
    • Required English proficiency test - A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Testing Systems (IELTS) score report is required for non-native English speaking applicants in place of the Miller Analogies Test (MAT). The required scores are as follows:
      • 79-80 on the internet-based test (I.B.T.) TOEFL, or
      • 213 on the computer-based TOEFL, or
      • 6.5 on the IELTS
    • International applicants must submit to OTCAS an official course-by-course transcript evaluation completed by World Educational Services (WES). The evaluation must show that a bachelor's degree equivalent to one in the United States has been earned. 

    Prerequisites

    • At least 40 hours of clinical observation under the supervision of a licensed OT in multiple settings with different clients.
    • Completion of the prerequisite courses (semesters or equivalent quarters) with a B or better. AP courses and CLEP credit are not accepted for prerequisites.
    • One semester of anatomy and physiology; neuroscience, cognition, or brain and behavior; and, lifespan or human development must be completed within the past five years.

    BEFORE BEGINNING THE PROGRAM
    All new students must show proof of current CPR certification. This certification MUST include First Aid/CPR and AED training for both adults and children (pediatrics). Online courses will not be accepted.

    PREREQUISITE COURSES

    Course Credits
    Anatomy & Physiology I (at the 200+ level) 4 cr
    Anatomy & Physiology II (at the 200+ level) 4 cr

    Neuroscience, Cognition, or Brain &
    Behavior

    3 cr
    Lifespan or Human
    Development
    3 cr

    Cultural Ideas or
    Civilizations (i.e., world
    literature, world religions,
    history, American studies,
    women's studies, sociology

    3 cr
    Abnormal Psychology 3 cr
    Statistics (social science or
    educational statistics strongly
    preferred)
    3 cr
    Medical Terminology 1 cr
    English composition or
    technical writing
    3 cr
    Humanities (i.e., ethics,
    theology, phiosophy of mind)
    3 cr

    Download prerequisites checklist

    Application

    Applications must be submitted through www.otcas.org and admission is on a rolling basis. The application deadline is February 15 with priority review of applications received by November 15. 

    Application Review Dates

    • OTCAS application deadline = Admission is on a rolling basis through the application deadline of February 15. Applications received by November 15 will receive priority review.
    • Interviews (by invitation) = Offered on a rolling basis and conducted by phone or video conference call.
    • Admission decision notification = Rolling
    • $500 deposit deadline = Rolling; due by date stated in admission notification letter.
    • Orientation and the start of classes = End of May/beginning of June.


    Tuition and Fees

    The OT program is full-time and 24 months in length (six semesters). Tuition and fees can be found on the Bursar's web page.

    Itemized tuition and fees for the two-year program.

     

    Questions

    For questions concerning the application process and admission requirements, please contact:

    Office of Graduate Admission 
    Grewen Hall Room 322
    Phone: (315) 445-5444
    Fax: (315) 445-6092
    ot@lemoyne.edu

     

    Join us for an Information Session Thursday, October 12 at 5pm
    Event will be held at the program’s downtown location in Hanover Square: 140 E Genesee Street at the corner of S. Warren Street
    Call (315) 445-5444 with questions  RSVP