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Applying for Admission

The program has a two-step admission process.

  1. Please apply through the centralized application system, OTCAS. Once you create your account, be sure to select Shawnee State University as a designated school. The application deadline for the following Fall is December 15th.
  2. Applicants must also submit a graduate application, and $30 nonrefundable fee to:

Shawnee State University
Master of Occupational Therapy
940 2nd Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662

Prerequisite Summary Worksheet

If admitted to the program, all outstanding prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C* or higher prior to the start of the program. To assist us in assessing your eligibility, please complete the Prerequisite Summary Form and include the completed form with the graduate application to Shawnee State University. Indicate which courses you have taken (or will take) that you believe will fulfill the prerequisites listed.

*Refer to Selection Criteria page for GPA requirements.

Additional Application Materials

Applicants are required to complete the three letters of recommendations and personal essay located on the OTCAS application. In addition, applicants must complete 40 hours of volunteer experience. You may list your experience on the OTCAS system. However, Volunteer Evaluation Forms must be completed by OTR/L and submitted to Shawnee State University at the above address.

Program Inquiry

For additional information please email motadmissions@shawnee.edu or call (740) 351-3225.

Entry into the program is by application and is competitive. Review of applications begins December 15 and continues until the class for the following fall semester is full. Approximately twenty-two (22) students are accepted into the program each year based on the Selection Criteria.

*NOTE: Applicants are NOT required to be an Occupational Therapy Assistant, or earn an associate's degree in the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program, to apply to the MOT program.

Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT)

Contact Information

Shawnee State University
940 Second Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662

Graduate Program Representative
(740) 351-3225

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