|Admission Requirements to the Professional Master:
The Professional Master program in occupational therapy admits students in the fall semester of each academic year.
To be admitted to the Professional Master degree program students must:
Hold a bachelor degree from an accredited college or university.
Have a minimum of 3.0 GPA average based on a 4.0 scale in upper
division courses of the bachelor’s degree.
Complete all prerequisite courses (see below) prior to the start
of the fall admission term with a minimum grade of “C”. Required
cumulative GPA for prerequisite courses is 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
A grade of B or above must be earned in at least 3 courses among
the following 4 courses: a)Anatomy and Anatomy Lab, b) Pathology,
c) Physiology, and d)Neuroscience prior to the February 15th
Occupational Therapy Department Application submission deadline.
Complete the Occupational Therapy Department application (available
to download online). Provide 3 letters of reference, a curriculum
vitae/resume, and a summary statement of professional and
educational goals. These documents are sent directly to the OT
department with your application. Admission is competitive and
submission of application materials does not guarantee admission
into the program.
Apply and be admitted to the FIU graduate school.
Meet admission requirements of the OT Department and the
University Graduate School.
International students are accepted subject to space and fiscal
limitations. Students must have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent
from an institution recognized in their own country as preparing
students for graduate level study; academic eligibility for
further study in their own country; demonstrated proficiency in
the English language by a minimum score of 550 on the Test of
English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). International students
must contact the International Student and Scholar Services
Required prerequisite courses: Prerequisite courses must be within 5 years.
- Abnormal Psychology (3 credits)
- Human Growth & Development (3 credits)
- Biology with Lab (4 credits)**
- Human Anatomy and Lab (4 credits, 3000 level or higher)
- Human Physiology (3 credits)**
- Statistics (3 credits)
- Pathology (3 credits)
- Medical Terminology (1-3 credits)
- Neuroscience (3 credit, 3000 level or higher) [ offered by OT department every Summer and Fall-OTH 4418)
**Anatomy & Physiology I & II with lab will meet biology and physiology requirements
Students are accepted into the program based on the strength of their academic preparation and a minimal grade point average of 3.0. Transcripts are reviewed for the type of courses taken, total number of credit hours attempted/earned per semester, number of repeats/ withdrawals and performance in required prerequisite courses. All prerequisite courses must have earned a C or better to be considered. Prerequisite courses must be approved by the occupational therapy admissions committee.
Students accepted into the program must notify the OT department within 10 days of receipt of their acceptance letter to FIU’s Professional Master in Occupational Therapy program confirmation of attendance. A waiting list of students is also identified. Persons whose applications are received late or whose names are on the waiting list are admitted as space becomes available.
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To be fully admitted to the Post Professional online master degree program students must:
- Hold a bachelor degree in occupational therapy from an accredited institution and have been initially certified by NBCOT.
- Have a 3.0 GPA in upper division courses.
- Have completed an undergraduate statistics course.
- Apply and be admitted to the FIU graduate school. ( http://gradschool.fiu.edu/ )
- Students must also submit the separate Occupational Therapy Department application to the OT department.
- International students must have a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in occupational therapy from an institution recognized by FIU. A minimum score of 550 on the Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) is also required. International students MUST contact the International Student and Scholar Services (http://www.fiu.edu/~isss) for further information.
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