Admission and Program Standards
Candidates for the entry-level Master's degree program in Occupational Therapy include traditional and non-traditional students. Entry into the professional curriculum of the Master's degree program can be accomplished in three different ways, depending on the academic status of the applicant.
- Candidates with Baccalaureate degrees can enter directly into the OT professional curriculum upon successful completion of admission requirements including prerequisite coursework.
- OTAs and other transfer students who do not have Baccalaureate degrees can apply for entry into the OT professional curriculum after successful completion of prerequisite courses and a minimum of 60 credits of Liberal Arts coursework, which include the College's General Education Curriculum.
- Other applicants may enter a pre-professional curriculum in the Social Sciences as freshmen at Dominican College, which will provide general education and will meet all of the Occupational Therapy Master's program prerequisites (consult the Undergraduate Catalog). After completing this preprofessional curriculum, students may apply for admission to the Master's Program.
The OT program subscribes to the Occupational Therapy Centralized Application Service, known as OTCAS. Applicants for the professional program course sequence need to apply online using the OTCAS application. The application deadline is February 1. Applications received after the deadline date will be considered subject to space availability in the entering class. To learn more about the OTCAS application process and to get started, please go to the OTCAS website at www.otcas.org. Once processed, the Admissions Committee at Dominican College Occupational Therapy Program will receive and review applications.