Students who have an undergraduate degree and have completed all criteria for admission can apply to the MOT Program. Students must apply to the Graduate School before they can be considered for admission to the MOT program. The deadline for all application materials is December 1.
- All applicants must apply to the James Madison University Graduate School. You will be asked to upload your personal statement and also complete the Prerequisite Course Checklist as part of the application.
- Request GRE scores to be sent to the Graduate School (see checklist below for detail)
- Request transcripts to be sent to the Graduate School
- The following items should be mailed to the OT Office:
James Madison University
Department of Health Sciences – Occupational Therapy Program
801 Carrier Drive, MSC 4301
Harrisonburg, VA 22807
Forms must be received no later than end of business day on December 1st.
- Take GRE’s by November 15th and request at the time of testing that scores (Verbal, Quantitative & Writing) be sent electronically to the Graduate School using this code 5392.
- Applicants will only be considered if they have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (A = 4.0)
- Documentation verifying a minimum of 40 hours of observation of occupational therapy services provided by an OT. We recommend applicants be evaluated by occupational therapists from at least two different settings. A signature from each individual is required.
- Three reference forms: one from an instructor, one from an employer/volunteer supervisor and one from someone who is not a relative.
- Personal statement (1,500 words or less); this should be uploaded as part of the Graduate School application
- The Prerequisite Course Checklist which is included in the Graduate School application should be completed.
- Applicants must earn a “C” (2.0) grade or better in all prerequisite coursework.
- Applicants may be enrolled in a maximum of 3 prerequisite courses during the spring semester prior to the start of the Occupational Therapy program. The courses must be completed by the end of spring semester. Please note that you may take either Anatomy or Physiology during the spring semester but not both as stand-alone classes. (It is acceptable to complete a second semester of a combined Anatomy/Physiology course.)
- May 12 – August 15
JMU Summer Hours
Offices are open Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and on Friday from 8:00 a.m. - Noon
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