Admission to the Program (M.S.)


  1. No GRE is required for admission.
  2. No OT graduate transfer credits will be accepted for the Occupational Therapy Program
  3. Prospective students submit applications through the OT CAS site

Requirements for consideration for admission to the Wilmington College Master of Science (MS) Program in Occupational Therapy:

  1. Evidence of a completed bachelor’s degree.
  2. A cumulative 3.0 undergraduate GPA (on a 4.0 scale).
  3. Completion of all prerequisite courses as follows:

​​​A grade of “B” or better in the following courses:

  1. Human Anatomy w/ lab (4 credit hours)
  2. Human Physiology w/ lab (4 credit hours)
    (Equivalent Alternative: 4 credit Anatomy/Physiology I course & 4 credit Anatomy/Physiology II course, both with labs)
  3.  Biology or Physics Course w/ lab (3 credit hours)
  4. College Algebra or Statistics (3 credit hours)

​​​​​A grade of “C” or better in the following courses:

  1.  Developmental Psychology (lifespan) (3 credit hours)
  2. Introduction to Psychology (3 credit hours)
  3.   Abnormal Psychology (3 credit hours)
  4. Sociology/Anthropology Elective (Intro to Sociology or Cultural Anthropology recommended) (3 credit hours)
  5. Medical Terminology (2 credit hours)
  6. Advanced Writing Course (3 credit hours)
  7. Research Methods Course (3 credit hours)
  8. Humanities Electives (art, religion, logic, philosophy, ethics, literature, or foreign language recommended) (6 credit hours)

In addition to the application and transcripts, students must submit to OT CAS:

  1. A current personal resume.
  2. A personal statement.
  3.  Evidence of a minimum of 10 hours of job shadowing with an OT professional in a minimum of 2 different practice settings (required forms provided on OT CAS).
  4. Two written references from professional individuals who can address work/school habits, ability to work well with others, and commitment to goals.
  5. A signed Essential Functions Form (Minimum Technical Standards-Form provided on OT CAS).

Once all materials are received and the application file is complete, the OT faculty will review submitted materials and rank order applicants. Individuals who submit completed applications, and who are considered potential candidates, may then be invited to an interview with faculty to determine final cohort selection. Being interviewed does not guarantee admission to the program.

***Courses older than 10 years will not meet application requirements for pre- requisites.

***Please note that each completed admissions application is only good for the year in which it is submitted. Individuals who do not receive admission to the program, and who wish to re-apply for the next year, must submit a new application to be considered.