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Alumni Advantage MOT Program Information

Texas Woman's University graduates who qualify may apply for an Alumni Advantage into the MOT program.  Five majors at Texas Woman’s University offer degree plans in preparation for occupational therapy. Undergraduates who want to prepare for application to the Master of Occupational Therapy and qualify for the Alumni Advantage program select a major in child development, family studies, kinesiology, psychology, or health studies. Please refer to these programs for specific course and major information. TWU undergraduate core requirements, the required courses in the major, and the prerequisite and required courses for the Master of Occupational Therapy Alumni Advantage are included in these degree plans. All undergraduate advising is conducted within the major department.

Transfer Students

Students may transfer coursework from an accredited institution. The university and the major departments of child development, family studies, kinesiology, psychology, or health studies determine which courses may be applied to the undergraduate degree.  The applicant must have a minimum of 30 hours completed at Texas Woman's University at time of application to the MOT program.

Alumni Advantage Admission Requirements

  • Admission to Texas Woman’s University Graduate School.  Application is submitted through ApplyTexas.  
  • Completed School of Occupational Therapy Application, and TWU degree plan, signed by your academic advisor, submitted via OTCAS. 
  • Texas Woman’s University baccalaureate degree with a pre-OT track degree plan majoring in child development, family studies, kinesiology, psychology, or health studies.
  • A minimum of 30 hours completed at Texas Woman's University at time of application. 
  • Overall grade point average of 3.7 calculated at the time of application on last 60 semester credit hours before completion of the Texas Woman’s University baccalaureate degree, and maintenance of a 3.7 GPA or higher through graduation.
  • Report from the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) taken within 5 years of application date.
  • Combined prerequisite course GPA of 3.5 or better, with no grade below a B on any prerequisite course.  Prerequisite courses completed at time of application.  
    • Elementary Statistics
    • Anatomy & Physiology I & II Lecture / Lab
    • Developmental Psychology  
    • Abnormal Psychology
  • Pre-occupational therapy track* courses combined with prerequisite course GPA of 3.5 or better, with no grade below a B.  Pre-occupational therapy track* courses may be completed before, during, or after application. 
    • Kinesiology Foundations of Human Movement*
    • Neuroanatomy/Physiology Lecture / Lab*
  • Competency in Medical Terminology may be submitted after acceptance, prior to MOT program entry.
  • A minimum of 20 contact hours with one licensed occupational therapist, within 2 years of application.   Document hours in OTCAS under Observation Hours section.
  • References from a college/university faculty member in your major under whom the applicant has completed a course of study.  

Application Process

Apply to Texas Woman's University at www.applytexas.org  

  • Graduate Application - choose TWU Denton
  • Select semester of entry 
  • Major: Occupational Therapy Entry MOT - select your first choice campus 
  • Degree Seeking: Masters
  • Ultimate Degree: Masters
  • Enter education information.  List all community colleges and universities attended (including high school dual credit). Also, project your course work in future semesters.  If you add any coursework after submitting the transcript, contact Student Records http://www.twu.edu/admissions-processing/  to update your application
  • Enter residency information
  • Payment options - fee is paid directly to TWU at end of application.  
  • Application deadline - October 15th 

0Submit the following documents to Texas Woman's University

  • Transcripts from all schools - mailed to TWU Admissions Processing or sent electronically 
  • GRE scores - TWU code 6826
  • TOEFL and TSE/Test A - if applicable

0Apply to OTCAS via www.otcas.org - processing may take up to 5 weeks once all required materials are received.  

  • Application can be submitted to OTCAS July 18th - October 15th 
  • Use a permanent email address when applying to OTCAS. 
  • Complete the personal statement prompt. 
  • Evaluators - one of the evaluators must be the occupational therapist you observed for 20 hours.  The other two evaluators should be academic or professional references.   
  • Upload TWU degree plan, signed by the academic advisor.

0Submit the following documents to OTCAS

  • Transcripts from all schools
  • GRE scores - TWU OTCAS code 2215

0If you experience technical difficulty completing the OTCAS, it may be your web browser or mobile device.  OTCAS has a team dedicated to helping applicants with the application process.  

The Customer Service information is listed below:
Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm EST
Phone Number: 617-612-2860
Email: otcasinfo@otcas.org
When contacting via email, applicants should include their full name, OTCAS ID number and a detailed question.

Application Deadlines for Fall
·         July 18th - Begin accepting applications
·         Final deadline is October 15th  (CST 11:00 PM) 
·         Pending - Target date for notifying accepted students
·         Pending - Target date for notifying

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