Admission: Entry-Level Masters of Occupational Therapy Program (MOT)

American Occupational Therapy Association members and leaders decided that occupational therapists may enter the profession at either the master’s or doctoral degree.

Entry-level programs are designed for individuals who are interested in becoming initially certified as occupational therapists.

To be eligible to apply, applicants must

  • Be a college graduate who has earned a baccalaureate degree in any major
  • Complete all admission requirements

For information about how to apply, review the Application Processes and Prerequisite Course Work.

Admission to the JMU MOT Program is competitive. Applicants should be advised that completion of required prerequisite courses and meeting or exceeding the minimum requirements does NOT guarantee a seat in the OT program due to the high number of applications received each year.

Our admissions process is holistic and GPA is a part of the consideration for admission.

The average GPA for overall and prerequisite coursework of the last admitted class to the MOT program was 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.