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Admission to MOT Program for Students with Other Bachelor Degrees

Students who have graduated from other universities, or UF students that have completed majors other than the UF BHS/pre-OT track degree, can be conditionally admitted to the MOT program. Students conditionally admitted complete the pre-OT track courses as part of their graduate program prior to initiating coursework in the Masters in Occupational Therapy Degree Program. The six Health Science prerequisite courses are offered the fall and spring semesters preceding the summer start of the MOT courses. Enrollment in the pre-OT track classes is contingent upon being conditionally admitted to the MOT program.

Conditional Admission Application Deadline

February 15: Fall semester start (conditional admission for Fall/Spring Pre-OT track prerequisite enrollment)

Applicants must meet the criteria for admission to the Graduate School. They also must demonstrate a commitment to graduate study, complete all the prerequisites and meet other program specific admission criteria. You will need to complete two applications:

  1. one to the University of Florida, Office of Graduate Admissions
  2. one to the Department of Occupational Therapy

On-line University Admission

Apply to the University of Florida Graduate School on-line. Your application must be complete, transcripts and test scores received, and application fee paid to the Office of Graduate Admissions before you can be admitted.


The Office of Graduate Admissions must receive official transcripts from each postsecondary institution you attended. Former UF students do not need to request UF transcripts for Graduate School Admission.

Test Scores

Official GRE test scores must be reported to UF directly by the Educational Testing Service. The university code for the University of Florida is 5812.

International Students

Students, who have graduated from non-US universities or colleges, must submit acceptable evidence of US degree equivalency. Applicants must have transcripts evaluated and translated by an education evaluation service. Please see the following link for referrals to these services: International Students must also submit TOEFL scores as instructed on this link. Minimum of 550 on the paper-based or 213 on the computer-based version of the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language).

Department MOT Program Admission

Apply to the Master in Occupational Therapy (MOT) Program using the OT Department Application Packet on this website. Please see the application instructions contained in the packet for more detailed instructions. All components of a completed departmental packet must be received, before the deadline, by the Department of OT Office before you can be considered for admission.

Test Scores

The website for the GRE is: Official test scores must be reported to the department directly by the Educational Testing Service. The department code for the Department of Occupational Therapy is 0618. The university code for the University of Florida is 5812.

Official Transcripts

All applicants, including former UF students, must submit official transcripts from each postsecondary institution attended to the Department of OT.

Letter of Intent

This statement is an opportunity to let the admission committee know why you want to earn the Masters of Occupational Therapy from the University of Florida.


Three recommendations using the OT Department Recommendation Form are required. One (1) of the recommendations must be from a professional OT.


A professional resume of past and current experiences should be included with the MOT application packet

Observation Experiences

Thirty hours of observation in at least two diverse OT settings is required.

Use the application packet linked below to help make the application process as smooth and organized as possible. Recommendation and observation documentation forms can be found in this packet.

Application Packet

Minimum Application Requirements

  1. A minimum combined score of 1000 on the GRE (verbal and math) is recommended. For applicants submitting scores from the new version of the GRE, minimum scores of 141 (math) and 150 (verbal) with a minimum combined score of over 300 are recommended.
  2. Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (based on a 4.0 scale) for upper division (junior and senior level) undergraduate college coursework.
  3. Minimum GPA of 3.0 (based on a 4.0 scale) for all prerequisite courses. No grade lower than a C.

Note: Applicants should be aware that a felony conviction might affect their ability to sit for the certification exam or attain state licensure. For more information, contact the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT), and the state licensure board in the state you wish to practice.

Questions regarding the Masters in Occupational Therapy (MOT) program should be directed to Dr. Foss at