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Admission Criteria

The Summer 2025 OTCAS Application opens in July 2024

Application Deadlines:

  • Early: October 15, 2024
  • Regular: January 7, 2025

Applications are open until March 1, 2025

On-campus interviews will be held on November 9, 2024
App must be completed by 10/15/24

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)

International Students: Please see supplemental admission requirements here.

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.  Other majors may apply; please reach out to Dr. Potter if you are interested.

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 3.2 or higher
  • Grades of B or higher in all prerequisite courses
  • Completed observation hours with a licensed occupational therapist
  • Successful admission interview

Deep respect for others is fundamental to the Moravian University community. Moravian University does not discriminate against any employee, applicant for employment, student, or applicant for admission on the basis of actual or perceived race, ethnicity, color, sex, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, caste, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, pregnancy, familial status, marital status, citizenship status, veteran/military status, disability status, or any other protected category under applicable local, state, or federal laws. In compliance with the requirements of Title IX, Moravian University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational program and activity, including admission/employment. 

Concerns regarding all forms of discrimination, including sexual harassment and/or sex discrimination in admission/employment:

Dr. Darren Snyder
Equal Opportunity and Title IX Coordinator
1309 Main St. (room 204)
(610) 625-7023
Mailing address: 
Moravian University
1200 Main St.
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18018

Concerns regarding gender and equity in athletics: 

Rebecca May
Associate Athletic Director (Deputy Title IX Coordinator)
109 Johnston Hall
(610) 625-7991
Mailing address:
Moravian University
1200 Main St.
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18018 

Concerns regarding the application of Title IX: 

U.S. Department of Education
Office of Civil Rights
100 Penn Square East, Suite 515
Philadelphia, PA 19107-3323
(215) 656-8541

Report sexual harassment/sex discrimination online anytime (can be anonymous) at The full policy and grievance procedures can be found in the institutional Equal Opportunity, Harassment, and Non-Discrimination Policy.