Admission

Department of Rehabilitation Sciences


Undergraduate Admissions

Admission to an undergraduate degree program at UT Tyler starts with application for admission to the University as a student. This is done via Apply Texas. Additional information about admission to the University is located at the Undergraduate Admissions page.

No separate application is needed for admission to a baccalaureate degree program in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences. Admission to one of the Kinesiology degree programs is accomplished by declaring a major.

 

Graduate Admissions

Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) Admission Requirements
Please read carefully as some requirements have changed

  • Completed online application to UTT graduate school-for both pathways
  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution completed prior to application-for both pathways
  • One year full-time experience as licensed COTA (or 1500 hours) completed prior to application
  • Overall GPA of 3.0/4 calculated on last 60 credit hours-for both pathways
  • Completed Recommendation Form from two licensed OTs with documented supervision of applicant for bridge-students
  • Current resume-both pathways
  • Current COTA licensure recommended for COTAs
  • Completion of all prerequisite courses with a grade of B or higher prior to application-both pathways
  • Prerequisite Form-both pathways
  • Successful completion of interview-both pathways
  • Writing sample for entry-level applicants 'Why do you want to be an Occupational Therapist?'
  • 50 observation hours of an Occupational Therapist in a minimum of two (2) settings - for entry level pathway applicants


Important Dates

Applications for Fall 2024 will open in mid-October, 2023
Application deadline:
   Bridge program: March 1, 2024
   Entry-level program: April 1, 2024
Decision deadline: May 1, 2024

 

Who can apply

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants (COTA)s for Bridge COTA-MOT Program Pathway and beginning 2024 Entry-level MOT pathway applicants (non-COTA track) with baccalaureate degrees meeting admission criteria

 

Course Information

The estimated total cost of attendance for the program is $30,000.

 

Required Courses

Prerequisite Courses (17 hours) must earn a grade of “B” or better in each course

 

Application Deadline:
   Bridge program: March 1, 2024
   Entry-level program: April 1, 2024

 

Application Instructions:

  • Apply at The Graduate School
  • Submit official transcripts and GRE scores to Graduate Admissions Office*
  • Submit resume to ogs@uttyler.edu
  • Fill out Prerequisite Form
  • Have referrers submit reference forms to ogs@uttyler.edu
  • After April 1, 2024, application materials will be reviewed, and interviews scheduled on an individual basis.
  • Final admissions decisions will be made by May 1, 2024.

 

*Official transcripts should be sent to:

Office of Graduate Admissions
3900 University Blvd, STE 345
Tyler, TX 75799
Phone: 903.566.7457
Fax: 903.566.7492

 

Electronic transcripts must be sent directly from the issuing institution to ogs@uttyler.edu.

For more information, contact MOT faculty and staff at ot@uttyler.edu.

More information about tuition, charges and fees.

Cost for non-Texas residents