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 standardized test is required to get into the FDU-OTD program? What is the recommended score?

  • You are required to take the Miller Analogies Test (MAT)
  • Scores should be submitted directly to the FDU School of Pharmacy and Health Science Graduate Admission. The code for the MAT is 3571
  • International Students: A score of at least 79 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or 6.5 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is required for international students whose native language or undergraduate education is not English. The MAT is not required.

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

When is the deadline to submit applications? Do you use rolling admissions?

  • The OTCAS deadline for entering Summer 2023 is April 15, 2023.

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.