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Master of Science in Occupational Therapy

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Graduate Admission

Potential applicants should speak with the department to determine their suitability for this program and to obtain application materials. Applicants must meet general entrance requirements for graduate studies at KU. Additional departmental requirements for admission include the following:

  • The applicant must have a bachelor’s degree.
  • 3 letters of recommendation are required.
  • The applicant must submit a brief statement of career goals and research interests (100 to 300 words).
  • Preference is given to applicants who can document a history of professional leadership.
  • Application materials must be received by April 1 for fall admission.

See also Admission in the Graduate Studies section of the online catalog.

International students or those for whom English is a second language must meet minimum English Proficiency Requirements. International students may have additional requirements for visa, residency, and citizenship status. Students should contact the KUMC Office of International Programs for guidance regarding these issues during the application process.

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