The Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MS-OT) degree at Florida International University is a limited-access, full-time enrollment program with a highly competitive admissions process based on comprehensive evaluations. Students are admitted once a year for the Fall semester.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Florida International University Occupational Therapy Program has revised the application deadline for the 2021 application cycle. Applicants now have the opportunity to apply before the new deadline of April 30th, 2021. The Florida International University Occupational Therapy Program will be made visible as on option for application on OTCAS by April 2, 2021.
Thank you for your continued interest in our program.
The FIU OT Admissions Committee
- Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
- Minimum of 3.0 GPA based on a 4.0 scale in the last 60 credits of the bachelor’s degree.
- Cumulative 3.0 GPA for all prerequisite courses with the minimum grade indicated. All of the prerequisite courses listed below must be successfully completed before the start of the Fall semester.
- Abnormal Psychology: earning 3 credits with a C or higher
- Human Growth & Development: earning 3 credits with a C or higher
- Biology with Lab**: earning 4 credits with a C or higher
- Statistics: earning 3 credits with a C or higher
- Medical Terminology: earning 1-3 credits with a C or higher
- Pathology: earning 3 credits with a B or higher
- Human Physiology**: earning 3 credits with a B or higher
- Neuroscience (3000 level or higher)***: earning 3 credits with a B or higher
- Human Anatomy and Lab (3000 level or higher): earning 4 credits with a B or higher
Applicants with 3 of the 4 courses highlighted in red completed by the application deadline will be given priority for review and potential admission.
**Anatomy & Physiology I & II with Lab at the 2000 Level will meet the biology and physiology requirements only.
*** OTH 4418 Neuroscience is offered by the FIU OT department every semester.
- All prerequisite courses must be taken within 5 years of the application deadline.
- All prerequisite courses must be completed prior to the start of the Fall admission term.
- Complete OTCAS application by the deadline with all required information: biographical information, a personal essay, 3 names for references, work experience, activities, accomplishments and recognitions, and other pertinent information.
- Complete the FIU Graduate School application by the deadline with all required information. You will need to send official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended directly to the FIU Graduate School in addition to those required by OTCAS.
- Take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and submit scores to FIU Graduate School by the application deadline (School Code: 5206). Applicants who wish to send GRE scores to OTCAS can submit additional reports to school code 2707 (submission to FIU Graduate School, code 5206, still required). We do not have a minimum score requirement, HOWEVER, competitive applicants score at or above 295 on the combined verbal and quantitative sections and 3.5 on the writing section.
- 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; and demonstrated proficiency in the English language by a minimum score of 550 on the paper-based TOEFL or a minimum score of 80 on the internet-based TOEFL. International students must contact the International Student and Scholar Services department before applying.
- Complete all admission requirements by the first Friday in February. Any application material submitted after the deadline will not be accepted.
- Students must be able to meet the performance standards with or without reasonable accommodations.