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Master of Occupational Therapy

Deadline to Apply for Fall Admission is March 1

There is a deadline of March 1 for both Fall and Spring cohorts.  

Applicants must complete the following by the end of the Spring semester that application is made:

1) be certified as an Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) with a minimum of one year of experience or 1000 hours as a practicing COTA.

2) have a baccalaureate degree in a field or major other than occupational therapy from a regionally accredited college or university;

3) complete all prerequisite courses with a grade of C or better;

Prerequisite courses include: Human Anatomy with lab, Human Physiology, Statistics, Human Growth and Development, Introduction to Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Introduction to Sociology or Introductory Anthropology, and pathology courses that address common conditions treated by occupational threapy in adult, pediatric, and mental health populations.

4) be admitted to the ULM Graduate School with a minimum overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.5, and no less than a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale for the last 30 hours. 

There is a deadline of March 1 for both Fall and Spring cohorts.  

The Master of Occupational Therapy typically accepts 32 new students each Fall

and 15 new students each Spring Semester.  



Frequently Asked Questions

What career options do I have as an occupational therapist?
Occupational therapy practitioners work in a wide range of settings including schools, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, home health, outpatient rehabilitation clinics, psychiatric facilities, and community health programs. School systems, hospitals, and long-term-care facilities are the primary work settings for occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants. For more information about careers in occupational therapy, click here.

Is this program accredited?
ULM’s Master of Occupational Therapy Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA and its Web address is The next onsite visit scheduled in 2032/2033.

When will I be notified about program admission?
Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and review will continue until the program is full. No admission decisions are given over the phone.  All applicants will be notified of a decision, in writing, on or before June 30.



Next steps...

Ready to apply?
We recommend that you submit your application, transcripts, and test scores well in advance of the published deadline. For more information about the Graduate School admission process, as well as the online application, click here.

Graduate Catalog
The catalog outlines university policies, tuition and fees, extensive program and degree information. Click on the link below for catalog information specific to the program:

Occupational Therapy, M.O.T. 


Still have questions? 
Contact our program coordinator for more information:

Dr. Patti Calk
Graduate Coordinator, Occupational Therapy
College of Health Sciences
Caldwell Hall 111


ULM Graduate School
Sandel Hall Room 243
700 University Avenue
Monroe, LA 71209

7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

(318) 342-1036