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Graduate School

Master of Occupational Therapy

Program Requirements Program Application Deadline

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. 


 

Applications are due each year by March 1
at 12:00 Noon

 



The MOT Program begins  Fall Semester
each year

 


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 has been granted a Status of Accreditation with the next onsite visit scheduled in 2019/2020 by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814.

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

318-342-1610
calk@ulm.edu


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

Monday-Thursday
7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday
7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

(318) 342-1036

gradadmissions@ulm.edu

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