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
  • Fill out Prerequisite Form
  • Have referrers submit reference forms to
  • 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

For more information, contact MOT faculty and staff at

More information about tuition, charges and fees.

Cost for non-Texas residents