University of Washington Division of Occupational Therapy

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We highly recommend prospective students allow at least one year to prepare the program application in addition to the time needed to complete the prerequisite courses. This will help ensure that all materials are submitted by or before the deadline.

Application Deadline
Dec 1, 2020
9:00 PM (PST)

How to Apply

To be considered for admission to the University of Washington Master of Occupational Therapy Program, you must:

  1. Meet all the requirements listed on the Admissions Overview page
  2. Submit your application through the Occupational Therapy Centralized Application Service (OTCAS)
  3. Apply to theĀ University of Washington Graduate School

Materials

OTCAS

UW Graduate School

Transcripts

From all colleges
or universities attended.

Official required at time of application

Unofficial accepted until admitted

GRE General Test Scores

Are not required for the 2020-2021 application.

NO

NO

Letters of Recommendation

3 electronic letters are required. Choose references who can speak to your potential as an occupational therapist, for example a professor, supervisor, or OT.

YES

NO

Direct OT-related experience

No minimum observation or shadowing hours are required for the 2020-2021 application. Virtual shadowing is an acceptable option for gaining OT experience.

YES

NO

Non-OT Experience

Any volunteer, work, and extracurricular activities.

YES

NO

2 essays

OTCAS general essay (no character limit), UW specific essay (3500 character limit includes spaces).

YES

NO

Application fees

Check application websites, fees vary from year to year.

YES

YES

Questions?

Contact ot@uw.edu