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Criteria and application process

MOT EAP: Junior Option criteria and application process

The MOT Early Assurance Program allows Messiah University junior pre-OT students or students of any major who fulfill the program’s admissions requirements to obtain an early acceptance regarding their admission into the MOT program.

Messiah University students must complete all application requirements (which can include the future course of study to fulfill prerequisites and their academic degree) with the application for early acceptance. The deadline for all application materials is December 15, 2022.

Students cannot be committed to multiple early acceptance programs to MOT programs with other institutions.

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 by Junior year
  • Must participate in the MOT Program Interviews

Requirements

  • Messiah University students must complete all application requirements, apply through the graduate application. The deadline for all application materials is December 15th of your junior year.
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 by Junior year
  • 40 observation hours in two areas of occupational therapy practice are encouraged, but will not be an admission requirement for the 21/22 admissions cycle.
  • Obtain three recommendation letters, ideally one from an occupational therapist. A recommendation from an occupational therapist will not be an admission requirement for the 21/22 admissions cycle.
  • Interview required for acceptance into the program

MOT prerequisite coursework

  • Human Anatomy & Physiology (8 credits)

  • Psychology (6 credits)

  • Statistics (3 credits)

  • Medical Terminology (2 credits)

  • Minimum 3.5 overall cumulative GPA at Messiah University upon graduation. Students who are offered a EAP acceptance and do not maintain a 3.5 overall GPA will be revaluated by the fall semester of their final/senior year.
    • If a student falls below the 3.5 GPA minimum, the MOT department will review the student’s academic transcript on a case-by-case basis. Students who anticipate their GPA may fall below 3.5, should proactively contact the Graduate Admissions Office (gradprograms@messiah.edu)
  • Successfully completion of all prerequisite courses earning a C or better in all pre-requisite coursework.
  • Completion of a bachelor’s degree from Messiah University

 

GRE and OTCAS application is waived for students accepted to the EAP junior program