2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
    Jul 14, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog [Archived]

Occupational Therapy M.S.

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(81 credits)

The Occupational Therapy Program at Indiana State University is accredited at the Masters Entry Level. For more information regarding accreditation and accreditation status you may contact The Accreditation Council on Occupational Therapy Education:

c/o Accreditation Department
American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
6116 Executive Blvd, Suite 200
North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929

They may be contacted via a link on the AOTA website: http://www.acoteonline.org  or by one of the following: phone: 301-652-6611; TDD 800-377-8555; Fax 301-652-7711.

The following requirements must be met before admission to the program:

  • Complete an online application through the Occupational Therapy Centralized Application Service (OTCAS).
  • Bachelor’s degree from a four (4) year accredited university with a cumulative and prerequisite grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. The baccalaureate degree must be earned before enrolling into the program and can be in any field. All coursework must be completed within the past seven (7) years.
  • Three (3) professional recommendations.
  • TOEFL above 550
  • Observation hours totalling 20 hours. Must include BOTH geriatrics and pediatrics settings (hospital, rehab hospital, outpatient clinic, nursing home/extended care facility, autism clinic, hippotherapy clinic). Do not include internship or community service hours; these are listed in separate tabs in OTCAS.
  • Complete in-person interview

Prerequisite Coursework:

  • Biological Sciences (6 credit hours minimum)
    • ​Human Anatomy with Lab 
    • Physiology with Lab
  • Statistics (3 credit hours)
    • Statistics
  • Medical Terminology (1-3 Credit hours)
    • Medical Terminology
  • Behavioral Sciences (12 hours minimum)
    • General Psychology
    • Developmental Psychology covering birth to old age
    • Abnormal Psychology
    • Sociology or Anthropology

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