Applying to the Professional Master's Degree Program

Minimum application requirements and prerequisites

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  • Documented occupational therapy experience
  • All prerequisites must be completed at the time of application with the exception of OT 2020, which must currently be enrolled in at the time of application
    • OT 2250/HSV 2250: Growth, Development and Aging
    • PSY 1000: General Psychology
    • PSY 2500: Abnormal Psychology
    • BIOS 2100 or OT 2000/2010 Human Anatomy
    • BIOS 2400: Human Physiology
    • ENGL 1050: Thought and Writing
    • OT 2020: Orientation to OT
  • Minimum GPA of 3.00 calculated from the most recent 60 credit hours completed

How to apply

  • Apply to Western Michigan University for graduate study and to the Department of Occupational Therapy.
  • Send official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended to the WMU Admissions Office in time to be processed prior to the department deadline

Application due date: Feb. 1 

Professional master's degree program application

Graduate admission process

Upon receipt of a complete and signed application, the department will:

  • Calculate each applicant's GPA.
  • Review and score applications of applicants with a GPA above the minimum.
  • Rank total application scores (highest to lowest) for all applicants.
  • Admit applicants with the highest total application scores to fill the class. The average GPA for those admitted for fall 2013 was 3.70.
  • Place a small number of applicants on a waiting list.