Occupational Therapy Admission Information

The MS Occupational Therapy (OT) program at Le Moyne is a competitive master’s degree program with state-of-the-art facilities. Review the admissions requirements and explore what it would be like to earn your degree on the Heights.

Le Moyne's Graduate OT Admission Requirements

Get started on your application today – see the requirements below.

If you would like to begin the OT Program in summer 2025, the priority application deadline is November 15.

You must have completed a BA/BS degree from an accredited institution at the time of the program start, as well as prerequisite courses and have a cumulative, science and prerequisite G.P.A of at least 3.0. In addition, you’ll need:

  • Documentation of appropriate observation hours
  • Three professional references
  • Successful interview by invitation only

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. Required prerequisite courses include:

  • Anatomy and Physiology I and II (200+ course level course highly recommended)
  • *Neuroscience or Brain and Behavior (must have a neuroanatomy component)
  • Cultural Ideas/Global Perspectives (examples include sociology, anthropology, gender studies, etc.)
  • Lifespan/Human Development (or an appropriate suite of courses covering human development from birth-death) and Abnormal Psychology
  • Statistics (social science statistics or biostatistics preferred)
  • *Medical Terminology (min. 1 semester credit)
  • English Composition/Technical Writing and humanities (ethics, philosophy or theology preferred)

You should demonstrate you’ve 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 OT program requires you 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.

  • Prior to starting coursework, you’ll be required to complete an online orientation course through Canvas to prepare you to meet the technology competency requirements of the online portions of the program.

In addition to the requirements stated above, international applicants also need to submit a transcript evaluation from a member organization of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). A TOEFL, Duolingo or IELTS score is required for non-native English-speaking applicants. The language proficiency exam will be waived for international students with:

  • Graduation from an accredited American high school
  • Graduation from an American two- or four-year college or university
  • Completion of 15 graduate credits at an American college or university
  • Completion of 60 undergraduate credits, including six transferable credits of English at an American college or university
  • A degree from an international institution in which the documented official language of instruction is English.

Are you a high school student interested in the Direct-Entry Program? Click here.

Le Moyne Direct Application

This free application helps us expedite the review process and help alleviate significant financial burdens. To begin your application directly to Le Moyne, click here and choose 2025 Graduate Application, then 2025 Occupational Therapy Application.

OTCAS Applicatioon

OTCAS charges $150 for the first program you apply to and $65 for each additional program. Note that the verification process may take time for OTCAS to complete, so you apply early to ensure your records can be reviewed by the College. Click here to begin or access your OTCAS application.

Note: The most competitive applicants will meet all minimum standards. In some cases, minimum standards for admission requirements may be waived on an individual basis by the department chair at the recommendation of the admission committee as the result of a holistic review process.

The admission process is competitive, so you’re highly encouraged to request an individual appointment with the Office of Graduate Admission if you’re considering an application.

Questions? Let’s get in touch.

Grewen Hall

Office of Graduate Admission

Grewen Hall 324