MOT Admissions Update

Admissions Update: October 15, 2020

Applications are now open for the Master of Occupational Therapy program for Fall 2021. If you are interested in applying for Fall 2021 we encourage you to visit here to start your application today.

For information on eligibility requirements for the MOT program please visit our website here. Final application deadlines for the MOT program for Fall 2021 are January 15, 2021 for International applicants and February 1, 2021 for Canadian applicants.

Please check back with this webpage during the admissions process for updates.

Admissions Update: April 16,  2020

Grade Requirements for Admission into the Master of Occupational Therapy Program

We hope you are doing well and staying safe during these uncertain times. Current and future applicants to the Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) Program in the College of Rehabilitation Sciences are asked to read this bulletin for important information regarding admission into the program. 
We are aware that applicants have many questions regarding the admissions process and how it will be affected by the COVID-19 situation. Every institution may be dealing with the COVID-19 situation differently as each will have their own processes and policies when it comes to assigning course grades for the 2020 Winter term.  It is very important that students understand the potential implications of choosing or receiving a descriptor such as,  “Pass” or “Credited” versus a letter grade or percentage on current and future applications.
The MOT Program will require graded (letter grade or percentage) coursework to fulfill all admission requirements outlined in the MOT Application Guide found in our admissions hub . The minimum grade of a ‘B’ will be required in all MOT  prerequisite courses in order to be eligible for admission to the MOT program. “Pass” or “Credited” grades will not be considered for meeting any of the MOT Admission requirements other than degree completion. Should your transcript  include a letter grade with a notation indicating it was excluded from your institutional GPA calculation due to COVID-19, that grade will be used to meet admission requirements and GPA calculations for your application.
Your last 60 credit hour GPA will be calculated using only courses with grades regardless of a COVID notation. If you receive a “Pass” or “Credited” grade in a course that you have repeated, we will use the original grade in the course to determine eligibility for a prerequisite requirement (minimum grade requirement of a ‘B’).  
If you require further clarification, please feel free to contact us at: .

Pamela Wener, Ph.D., O.T. Reg. (MB)
Associate Professor and Chair of MOT Admissions Committee
Department of Occupational Therapy
College of Rehabilitation Sciences
Rady Faculty of Health Sciences