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Admission Requirements

Occupational Therapist - Link to Department

Master in Occupational Therapy

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum of 3.0 cumulative GPA and 3.0 GPA in all prerequisite coursework with no less than a “C” (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) in individual prerequisites.   
    • If the cumulative undergraduate GPA is lower than 3.0, applicants may request that their last 60 undergraduate credit hours be used to calculate the cumulative GPA. This request must be emailed to the WSU Office of Student Affairs at cphsinfo@wayne.edu, attention: WSU Occupational Therapy admission.
    • February 28 is the deadline for this request.  
    • Please note: Only undergraduate coursework will be used in the calculation; no graduate coursework will be used. If undergraduate courses were taken after graduation, these courses may be used in the calculation of the cumulative GPA.
    • Use of Last 60 Credit Hour Waivers are valid for one application cycle. Re-applicants must apply for a current admission cycle waiver, as waivers do not roll over from one application cycle to the next.
    • Any questions regarding undergraduate coursework may be directed to: cphsinfo@wayne.edu.
  • All science coursework must be completed within six years of the time of admission to the professional program.​
  • A total of 64 transferable undergraduate credits before entering the program.
  • Complete a minimum of 20 contact hours under the supervision of a Registered Occupational Therapist (OTR), or equivalent, prior to your admission to the program. The documentation for contact hours is provided in the application.
  • Pre-professional coursework taken at an accredited college or university is acceptable
  • All Science Prerequisites must be completed by December before the application deadline.
  • All Non-science prerequisites and University General Education requirements must be completed before entering the professional program.
  • The program requests a background check once admitted into the program before matriculation. 

Please note: Please be aware that a felony conviction may have a potential impact on a graduate's eligibility for certification and credentialing. If you have questions or concerns about this issue please contact NBCOT at 12 South Summit Avenue Suite 100 Gaithersburg, MD, 20877 - (301) 990-7979 www.nbcot.org

Prerequisite coursework
 
Science Prerequisites - Must be completed by December the year before application deadline. 
PLEASE NOTEExceptions to science deadline will only be granted for FALL 2015 admission cycle. Exception requests must be sent to Regina Parnell at ad9049@wayne.edu
  • BIO 1510 Basic Life Mechanisms
  • BIO 2870 Anatomy & Physiology (with lab)
  • KIN 3580 Biomechanics 

Non-Science Prerequisites 

  • ENG 1020 Introduction to College Writing
  • ENG 3010 Intermediate Writing
  • PSY 1010 or 1020 Introductory Psychology
  • PSY 2400 Developmental Psychology
  • PSY 3310 Abnormal Psychology 
  • STA 1020 or PSY 3010 Introduction to Statistics
  • *COM 1010 Introduction to Oral Communication
  • PS 1010 American Government
  • Social Science
  • *Mathematics Proficiency (MC) -  Mathematics Competency is not required of students who hold a previous bachelor's degree

In addition to the prerequisite coursework students who do not have a bachelor degree must complete the University General Education requirements prior to admission to the professional program. 

University General Education Requirements

  • Physical Science (PS)
  • Historical Studies (HS)
  • Visual & Performing Arts (VP)
  • Foreign Culture (FC)
  • Philosophy & Letters (PL)
  • *Critical Thinking (CT)

*Exams or coursework can be used to complete these requirements. Please contact the WSU Office of Testing & Evaluation at (313)577-3400 for further information.