Occupational therapy How to apply

University of Missouri-Columbia
Doctor of occupational therapy, post-professional
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How to apply

Fulfill the admission requirements:

  • Entry-level OT degree at the bachelor’s or master’s level.
  • If English is not your native language, please submit a TOEFL score of at least 80 (internet-based test), an IELTS score of at least 6.5, a Pearson Test of English (PTE) score of at least 59 or a Cambridge C1 Advanced score of at least 180.

Application dates

To start classes in Apply by Classes begin
Fall July 15 August
Spring Dec. 1 January
Summer May 1 June

Gather your papers:

Applying will be easier and faster if you gather these required documents beforehand:

  • Graduation from a WOFT approved program in occupational therapy.
  • Official transcripts for all previous course work.
  • Professional statement/goals.
  • One professional reference.
  • TOEFL, IELTS, PTE or C1 Advanced score reports for applicants whose native language is not English. For information on sending test scores, visit the Graduate School website.

Complete the online application

Carefully follow the instructions on the application site.

  • Upload the above documents in the online application
  • Degree/delivery: Doctorate- Distance (Online/Remote Site/etc.)
  • Academic program: Occupational Therapy/Post-Professional Doctorate Program-Distance (OTD)
  • Domestic application fee: $75.00
  • International application fee: $100.00

Application fee waiver questions: Contact MU Graduate Admissions with questions via 573-882-6311 or 1-800-877-6312 or via email at gradadmin@missouri.edu

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Learn more about this program

This program is administered by the Department of Occupational Therapy

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