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Admission Criteria

The Summer 2023 OTCAS Application is Open

                         Application Deadlines:
                        Early: October 14, 2022 
                     Regular: January 13, 2023
       Applications are open until March 1, 2023


Qualified students who apply after the deadline will be interviewed on a rolling basis as space becomes available.
We recommend applying early.

Requires a completed OTCAS application. (OTCAS code: 4504)

  1. Minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0
  2. Minimum pre-requisite GPA of 3.0 
  3. Three letters of recommendation 
  4. Written personal statement
  5. Resume
  6. Interview
  7. Grade of C or higher in the following pre-requisites:
    Prerequisite coursework may be completed online. Please note, courses with a lab component must include the lab if taken online.
  • Statistics (3 credits)
  • Introduction to Sociology or Anthropology (3 credits)
  • Developmental/Lifespan Psychology (3 credits)
  • Abnormal Psychology (3 credits)
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology I & II (6-8 credits, lab required)
    Official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Scores (Moravian University code: 2418 0618)                         (OTCAS code: 4504)

IELTS/TOEFL - Students who do not consider English to be their primary language are required to submit official scores of a recent IELTS (International English Language Testing System) or TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) examination.  Minimum scores for each test can also be found below:

  • IELTS: 6.5 or higher
  • TOEFL Paper: 577 or higher
  • TOEFL Computer: 233 or higher
  • TOEFL Internet: 90 or higher

Current Moravian University students who wish to enter the Moravian University Master of Science in Occupational Therapy Program should complete the Health Sciences major's pre-occupational therapy track.  

Students completing the Health Sciences major at Moravian University who meet the following criteria are granted automatic admission to the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy Program.  

  • Graduated from Moravian University with a degree in Health Sciences
  • Completed a minimum of 16 units of coursework at Moravian University
  • Moravian University cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or better
  • Grades of B or better in all prerequisite courses
  • Completed observation hours with a licensed occupational therapist
  • Successful admission interview


The entry-level occupational therapy master’s degree program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA and its web address is 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, all states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. Note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.

Students must complete Level II fieldwork within 24 months following completion of the didactic portion of the program.

* As a newly accredited program, graduation rates, program graduates, and National Certification of Occupational Therapists (NBCOT) exam outcome data are not available at this time.