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Master of Occupational Therapy
Admission MOT Program
Minimum requirements for admission:
Necessary Application Materials To Be Sent to WNMU Office of Admissions:
All application materials should be submitted together to the school of graduate admissions at WNMU. The student must first be accepted and admitted to the WNMU graduate school prior to being considered for admission to the MOT program.
A student seeking to obtain a graduate degree at WNMU must meet the criteria for entrance into the WNMU graduate school and complete all application materials required by the WNMU admissions office.
Additionally, the applicant will need to fill out application forms specifically for entry into the MOT program. Forms are available at the links below, and must be submitted as part of the complete package provided to the WNMU admissions office (email address firstname.lastname@example.org). †MOT program application materials include the following documents:
Procedures for Admission to the MOT Graduate Program:
WNMU Graduate School Division:
1. Graduate Division Final Admission: Student meets all of the Graduate Division Admission requirements.
Students who have a GPA of 3.0 or higher for the last 64 credit hours of their undergraduate course work are not required to take the GRE (Graduate Record Examination) for FINAL admission status into WNMU Graduate School.
Also, applicants who already have completed an advanced degree will be admitted on FINAL status and will not be required to take the GRE. Students must provide the Admissions Office with an official transcript showing the award of a Masterís Degree from an accredited institution recognized by CHEA (Council of Higher Education Accreditation).
2. Graduate Division FINAL Admission/Academic Probation: student does not meet the Graduate Division FINAL admission standards.
This classification is for a beginning graduate student who lacks a GPA of at least 3.0 for the last 64 credit hours of undergraduate/graduate work but whose GPA is at least 2.75. To remedy a grade point deficiency, the student who has completed the bachelorís degree requirement must complete 9 hours of graduate work designated by his or her graduate advisor/s with a grade of B or better in each course. The studentís advisor/s will then determine the studentís course of study. Failure to meet these requirements will preclude further progress toward a graduate degree. Once the student has completed the first semester of graduate work designated by the advisor/s, with a grade of B or better in each course, the studentís admission status will be changed to Graduate Division FINAL admission. Note: Graduate Division Final Admission does not guarantee a student admission into a specific program ( such as admission to the MOT program) as that application is a separate process.
3. Graduate Division CONDITIONAL Admission: This applies to a student whose file is not complete. If you are applying while you are still working toward your Bachelorís Degree, your admission will be conditional until you have earned a baccalaureate degree.
An MOT student may take a maximum of one semester of course work while on Graduate Division CONDITIONAL Admission status. The student may not register for additional course work until the file is complete and the student has met all requirements for Graduate Division FINAL Admission. (See Graduate Division FINAL Admission.)
†MOT Program Specific Admission:
4. Submit a complete MOT application packet for MOT selection committee review with your graduate school admissions package; all materials should be submitted simultaneously in one package to the admissions office on or before the April 1st MOT application deadline of the year preceding Fall semester entry into the program. Submit materials before April 1st to:
WNMU Office of Admissions and Recruitment
5. After all documents necessary are received by the admissions office and evaluation of successful graduate school admission is determined, MOT program application materials will be forwarded to the MOT program selection committee. The committee will evaluate individual MOT applications and evaluate program specific entrance criteria. The committee will make final program admission determinations and extend a letter of admittance or provisional admittance to successful program candidates by May 15th.
6. Students may be provisionally admitted but may not proceed beyond nine credit hours in the program without meeting full admission criteria requirements for the MOT program.
Accreditation: the COTA to MOT Program has received accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) (www.aota.org) located at 4720 Montgomery Lane† P.O. Box 31220† Bethesda MD† 20824-1220 (telephone # 301.652.2682 or TDD 1.800.377.8555)
Certification: Graduates are eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapist administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (www.nbcot.org). After successful completion of this exam, they receive the title of Occupational Therapist Registered (OTR).