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About our Program
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The MS Occupational Therapy (OT) program at Le Moyne College focuses on the development of forward-thinking practitioners engaged in global healthcare rehabilitation agendas and an inter-professional approach to education and learning. Our curriculum presents students with a learning environment and experiences that facilitate change, preparing students for a variety of roles such as educator, administrator, healthcare leader, and community based practitioner among others.
The admission process is competitive and candidates are highly encouraged to request an individual appointment with graduate admissions if they are considering an application.
Le Moyne offers a Direct-Entry Program to high school seniors entering the college environment for the first time. Admission requirements for high school seniors differ from those listed below.
Summer 2023 Enrollment: Extended Priority Application Deadline - January 15, 2023
Applications for Summer 2023 entry are now open. There are two ways students can submit their application to Le Moyne College:
Option 1 : Free Direct Application
Le Moyne now offers a Free Direct Application! This free application will help us expedite the review process and help alleviate significant financial burdens for students seeking admission to our program. To begin your application directly to Le Moyne, click here and choose 2023 Graduate Application, then 2023 Occupational Therapy Application.
There is no fee to apply when using our Free Direct Application. Applicants must request all official transcripts be sent to Le Moyne College directly if applying through our Free Direct Application.
Click here to begin or access your Direct Application through Le Moyne.
Option 2 : Occupational Therapist Centralized Application Service (OTCAS)
Le Moyne also participates in the Occupational Therapist Centralized Application Service (OTCAS) . Applicants may also apply through this system. Please note the verification process may take time for OTCAS to complete, so you are encouraged to apply early to ensure your records can be reviewed by the College.
OTCAS charges $150 for the first program you apply to and $65 for each additional program.
Click here to begin or access your OTCAS application.
For full consideration, candidates must have their records submitted, complete and verified (for OTCAS) by the posted deadlines.
There is no supplemental application or supplemental fee required for our program.
In addition to the items above, international applicants must have a course-by-course transcript evaluation completed by one of the member organizations of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). Please visit NACES.org for a list of those participating organizations. Note that each organization will have its own instructions on how to submit required documents for evaluation. The evaluation must also show that a bachelor's degree equivalent to one in the United States has been earned.
TOEFL, Duolingo, or IELTS Score Reports
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), Duolingo, or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score report is required of non-native English speaking applicants. The following minimum scores are required:
The language proficiency exam will be waived for international students with:
Please reach out to the Graduate Admission Office via GradAdmission@lemoyne.edu for questions on this requirement.
Certificate of Finance (Upon Acceptance)
In order to qualify for the Certificate of Eligibility (Form I-20) for an F-1 student visa, students must be admitted into the program full time and provide proof of sufficient funding for at least the first year of graduate study. This form can be completed upon admission to the graduate program. Upon receiving your offer of admission, you will be directed to complete the Le Moyne College Certificate of Finance. Students are also welcome to supply this completed form in their admission application if they wish.
Competitive applicants will have no more than two outstanding prerequisite courses (including courses in progress) at the time of application.
A planning worksheet with detailed course recommendations can be found here, or by clicking the image below:
Required prerequisites include:
*Prerequisite coursework is available through Le Moyne College. Neuroscience and Medical Terminology are offered regularly as 100% online courses through the OT Department. Please contact GradAdmission@lemoyne.edu for more information.
Applicants should demonstrate they have completed (or are in progress to complete) a minimum of 30 clinical observation hours under the supervision of a licensed OT. Ideally, these hours will be in multiple settings with different clients to show a diverse set of experiences.
*The admission committee is aware that the global pandemic has made securing observation hours very difficult for some applicants. Students are encouraged to apply asap, even if they are working to finish their required 30 hours of observation, as our committee will review those considerations case by case during the admission process.*
In addition, Quinnipiac University (author Cheryl B. Lucas, EdD, OTR/L) has recently released an online shadowing experience that will count for our observation hour requirement. Students can take advantage of this free learning module online here (password: LucasQU).
The module is estimated to provide you with an additional 10 hours of observation experience.
OTCAS will prompt you to report your observation hours in the application. There is no supplemental documentation required.
The MSOT program requires students to have access to personal technology such as a laptop computer, tablet, or PC throughout the duration of the program as well as a working webcam during the online courses. Students should reference our Campus Technology Website for detailed suggestions before purchase.
Technology Competencies Success in both the online and in person portions of the program requires students to have the ability to navigate the college’s learning management system (Canvas), manage electronic communications (email), utilize research and information databases, and install software.
Online courses will consist of a combination of scheduled synchronous and asynchronous learning activities; synchronous sessions will require use of the Zoom platform. In person courses will maximize the use of technology with no seat time reduction, using the Canvas learning management system for administration, communication, assessment and content delivery to both supplement and enhance the face to face experience.
Prior to starting coursework, all students will be required to complete an online orientation course through Canvas that will prepare them to meet the technology competency requirements of the online portions of the program. Additionally, students will have ongoing access to the IT service desk to assist with managing questions or concerns related to required technologies while in the program.
Teresa Renn, Director of Graduate Admission
Office of Graduate Admission
GradAdmission@lemoyne.edu (315) 445-4300
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