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The Department of Occupational Therapy demonstrates commitment to the UTMB core values of service, diversity, innovation, community, and education through its process of selecting students into the Masters of Occupational Therapy (MOT) and the Post Professional Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD) program. We are committed to serving the health needs of all Texans, to educating a healthcare workforce whose diversity mirrors the population they serve, to doing things in new ways, to making our community a better place to live and work, and to facilitating life long-learning for individuals within our university community.

The Department of Occupational Therapy seeks to admit students who set themselves apart by their high standard of academic achievement, their professional qualities, and their occupational engagement in activities that suggest a well-rounded character. In particular, we seek those who exhibit self-direction and maturity, have an interest in whole-person learning, and have the ability to unite cognitive, affective, and experiential knowledge.