• Completed online application to Texas Woman’s University Graduate School
• Completed School of Occupational Therapy application packet
• Baccalaureate degree completed by time of enrollment
• Overall grade point average of 3.0 calculated on last 60 credit hours before completion of baccalaureate degree, overall grade point average of 3.0 on 12 graduate credit hours, if applicable.
Please note that undergraduate courses completed after the bachelor’s degree are not considered as part of the undergraduate grade point average.
• Elementary Statistics
• Biological Sciences
• Anatomy & Physiology I
• Anatomy & Physiology II
• Behavioral Sciences
• Developmental Psychology
• Abnormal Psychology
• Medical Terminology
• For applicants applying for Fall 2014 entry into the program, completion at the time of application of a minimum of 7 credit hours of prerequisite courses for the MOT program, four hours in the biological sciences and three hours in the behavioral sciences with an overall grade point average of 3.0 and no grade below a C. The remainder of prerequisite courses must be completed prior to enrollment in the program.
• For applicants applying for Fall 2015 entry into the program and later, all prerequisite courses must be completed within the semester of application. For example, applications received by October 15th must include a plan to complete all prerequisite courses by end of December.
• Overall grade point average of 3.0 on prerequisite courses completed for the MOT program and no grade below a C.
• MOT Applicant Clinical Observation Form completed by one licensed occupational therapist who can document a minimum of 20 contact hours of supervised observation with that individual therapist.
• MOT Applicant Academic or Professional Reference Form to be completed by an individual who can best attest to your rediness for graduate level work. Reference from a college/university faculty member under whom the applicant has completed a course of study, is preferred. However, a professional reference from an employer or supervisor will receive equal consideration.
• International students:
o Must submit documentation of all coursework completed outside the United States to the
o TWU Office of International Education for review. External review is not required.
o Students for whom English is not the primary language of their home country, must satisfy the university’s minimum TOEFL score (see www.twu.edu). International students may contact the Office of International Education directly at 940-898-3048 for more details.
• The Occupational Therapy Admissions Committee reviews all complete application packets.
• Students are recommended for acceptance on the basis of academic proficiency, recommendation ratings and application reviews. All applicants are notified in writing as to acceptance status.
IF ACCEPTED INTO THE MOT PROGRAM PROOF OF IMMUNIZATION RECORD, A BACKGROUND CHECK, AND A DRUG SCREEN WILL BE REQUIRED, AND MAY BE REPEATED BEFORE FIELDWORK.
Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the National Certification Examination for the Occupational Therapist administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be an occupational therapist, registered (OTR). In addition most states require licensure in order to practice. A felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUBMITTING APPLICATION
Step 1: Apply to the Graduate School at Texas Woman’s University
Navigate online to www.twu.edu/admissions/ to begin the process. Applications will not be processed by the School of Occupational Therapy without Graduate School application.
Step 2: Complete 20 volunteer hours under the supervision of one occupational therapist
Contact an occupational therapist and arrange for 20 hours of observation of occupational therapy practice under his or her supervision. Present the occupational therapist with the enclosed MOT Applicant Clinical Observation Form and instruction letter. As indicated in the instruction letter, provide the supervising therapist with an envelope for the observation form to be sealed and signed. You will submit this with your application packet. NOTE: The School of Occupational Therapy does not refer applicants to specific clinical sites or therapists for observation hours. This choice is the responsibility of the applicant. Typically occupational therapy practitioners are glad to provide this service to persons interested in joining the profession.
Step 3: Obtain a recommendation from a college/university instructor or an employer/supervisor
A reference from an individual who can best attest to your readiness for graduate level work. A college/university faculty member under whom the applicant has completed a course of study is preferred. However a professional reference from an employer or supervisor will receive equal consideration. Contact a college/university instructor under whom you have completed at least 1 course for college credit or an employer/supervisor who can best attest to your readiness for graduate level work. Present the reference with the enclosed letter, MOT Applicant Academic or Professional Reference Form and an envelope. You will submit the completed form, sealed in a signed envelope, along with the rest of your application packet.
Step 4: Obtain two sets of official transcripts from all institutions of higher education attended
Official transcripts only are accepted. Be certain to include all post-secondary colleges/universities attended. Missing transcripts may delay or prevent processing of your application.
Step 5: Apply to the School of Occupational Therapy
Complete the enclosed Master of Occupational Therapy Application form.
Complete the Graduate School application online (no paper mail in)
Step 6: Mail your application packet
Place all application materials (listed below) in a 9” x 12” envelope:
• Master of Occupational Therapy Application
• Sealed & signed envelope containing the completed MOT Applicant Clinical Observation Form
• Sealed & signed envelope containing the completed MOT Applicant Academic or Professional Reference Form
• Two sets of official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
Texas Woman’s University
School of Occupational Therapy
PO Box 425648
Denton, TX 76204-5648
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