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.
- 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.
- Applicants are required to submit a Graduate School application fee. FIU Graduate School will contact applicants via email with instructions regarding payment. 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.