Application to the MSOT Program
A candidate may apply to only one program, either the Traditional or Hybrid Program, each year. Maximum class size for the Traditional Program is 40 and for the Hybrid Program is 20. Late applications will be considered assuming requirements are met and there is space in the program.
Applicants are encouraged to review the GVSU Department of Occupational Science and Therapy technical standards to ensure they are capable of meeting the requirements of the program prior to applying.
Admission to either program within the Occupational Science & Therapy department first requires completion of the Grand Valley State University graduate application, regardless of previous college attended. Candidates must complete all prerequisite courses and earn a bachelor's degree prior to entering the program. There will be no waivers or exceptions to this policy.
Graduate School applications may be obtained from the university Admissions Office or can be completed online. Completed applications and all Application Forms should be submitted by January 15 for both the traditional program and the OT Hybrid program. (All paper application forms and supplemental application materials should be mailed to the Admissions Office, 1 Campus Dr. Allendale, MI 49401) It is the candidates responsibility to ensure that all application materials are received and processed by Admissions by the January 15 deadline. You may apply to one program per year, and therefore must indicate either the traditional or hybrid program on your application. Please call the Occupational Science & Therapy Department to discuss your application and timeline. Admissions Policy should be reviewed.
Admission to the Occupational Science & Therapy Program is competitive.
Completed application and the criteria to be met must include:
a) Original or certified original transcripts.
b) Written TOEFL score minimum of 550. The minimum IELTS score of 6.5.
c) Official transcript credential evaluation (e.g., WES, ECE)
The application procedures for transfer students include:
Potential candidates to the occupational therapy programs coming from other educational institutions who wish to complete a required preprofessional course at Grand Valley State University may apply for non-degree-seeking status, using an undergraduate application. Once all preprofessional requirements have been completed, then the student will need to submit a graduate application.
The Occupational Therapy Department at Grand Valley State University does not accept transfer students from other occupational therapy programs.
Information for non-traditional students, click here.