What undergraduate degrees are acceptable for admissions?

  • We accept a variety of degrees which includes psychology, sociology, anthropology, social work, athletic training, pre-health, kinesiology, health sciences, and other health-related degree programs.
  • If you are currently completing a bachelor’s degree, choose a major that incorporates the prerequisite courses. 

Is there a minimum GPA required to be accepted by the FDU-OTD program?

  • The preferred average GPA is 3.0 
  • We value the holistic approach and take an applicant’s GPA into consideration as a piece of your whole admissions process.

What do you look for in applicants to the OTD program? How can I improve my chances of being accepted?

  • We use a holistic approach when reviewing applications to the OTD program. This includes an applicant’s academic background, personal experiences, observation experiences, professional goals, and references. 
  • This is completed through a review of your application documents as well as a faculty-led interview, which is scheduled through the admissions office.
  • Ultimately, we are looking for students who are committed to the field of occupational therapy and who will be successful in a rigorous course of study.

What options are there for financial aid?

When does the FDU-OTD program start? How long is the program?

  • The OTD program begins every year in the summer semester
  • The program is full time including summer, fall, and spring semesters
  • The total program is 8 semesters in length

Is it possible to work while enrolled in this program?

  • The FDU-OTD program recommends that working be a personal decision
  • If you decide to work while enrolled, we suggest a flexible part-time job with no more than 15 to 20 hours per week.
  • It is your responsibility to attend all classes, group work, and fieldwork requirements, as well as keep up with the demands of graduate-level education.