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Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT)

Admission Criteria

Application Deadline for Summer entrance: January 15

  • Minimum MAT score: none set
  • Undergraduate GPA: 3.0 or higher to apply (4.0=A)
  • 20 hours volunteer experience (Recommended, not required)
  • Completion of all undergraduate/OT prerequisites
  • 20 hours of occupational therapy observation in at least two different practice settings
  • Completion of all required application materials
  • Acceptance to program

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test Type Total Score Reading Listening Speaking Writing
TOEFL Internet -based 80 17 17 17 17
TOEFL Paper-based 550 52 52 N/A 52
IELTS Academic 6.5 6 6 6 6

Scores are valid for 2 years from the test date.

Required Application Materials

For the Office of Graduate Studies

  • Completed Graduate Studies online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.  
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

For the Occupational Therapy Program

  • Application to Program found at Occupational Therapy Centralized Application Service (OTCAS) at
  • OTCAS applicants may be invited to complete an interview before an admission decision is made.

Admission Contact Information

Department Administrator
Lynn Herdzina
801B Clark Hall
Columbia, MO 65211