Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) Program Application Deadline: October 15
BS in OT to Post Professional Doctorate (OTD) Program Application Deadline: June 1
MOT to Post Professional Doctorate (OTD) Program Application Deadline: September 1
Application Process & Specific PrerequisitesPlease consult the following web pages detailing specific prerequisites and the application process for each program:
- Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT)
- BS in OT to Post Professional Doctorate (OTD)
- MOT to Post Professional Doctorate (OTD)
Applicants applying for the UTMB OT program to begin in Fall 2019 need to be aware of the intended transition to the doctoral degree. The intent is to have candidacy status by Fall 2019, so students will be admitted to a 114 credit (3 year) doctoral program and graduate with a doctorate in occupational therapy (OTD).
If candidacy of the OTD program is delayed for any reason, the students will be admitted to an 82 credit (2 year) Master's in Occupational Therapy program (MOT), with the option of registering for a post-professional OTD upon completion of the Master's.
The post-professional OTD is 34 credits (completed part time over 2 years). This post-professional, primarily online program is designed for students who are simultaneously working as occupational therapists.
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.