Division of Occupational Therapy
Master of Science in Occupational Therapy
Florida A&M University
Division of Occupational Therapy
MSOT Program
Admission to the MSOT Program is a TWO STEP process. An applicant must FIRST
apply and be accepted to the University through the School of Graduate Studies. The
applicant must then apply to the Division of Occupational Therapy. Acceptance to the
University DOES NOT automatically confer admission status to the MSOT Program.
The requirements and procedures for admission into the University and the MSOT
Program are outlined in this application packet and on the Division’s Website:
The following process and documentation must be submitted by ALL applicants. The
Admission Committee will only consider candidates whose applications are complete.
Eligible candidates MAY be interviewed by the Admissions Committee.
Applicants must submit evidence of application and acceptance to the School of Graduate
Studies. This admission is required to be considered for admission to the MSOT
Program. A University School of Graduate Studies application may be secured from
http://www.famu.edu/a&m.pp?page=ad.ossopms/secondtiers&news=admissions or from:
School of Graduate Studies
400 Tucker Hall
Florida A&M University
Tallahassee, FL 32307
The candidate MUST meet the following minimum requirements identified by
the University. (A) A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or
university or an equivalent degree from an institution of recognized standing in
another country. No particular undergraduate degree or concentration is required.
Diversity of backgrounds is encouraged. (B) A GPA of 3.0 or better in the last
60 semester hours (or equivalent) of completed undergraduate coursework (C)
Completion of all pre-requisite coursework by Summer of the admission year
with a GPA of 3.0 or above, (D) An official score on the combined verbal and
analytical sections of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Official scores
should be submitted to the School of Graduate Studies by the application
deadline, (E) Students from countries where English is not the official and
primary language must also take and receive a score of at least 250 on the
computer version or 500 on the written version of the TOEFL.
2. Transcripts: Applicants must submit OFFICIAL copies of all transcripts, from
ALL colleges and/or universities attended. Transcripts from foreign colleges and
universities must be evaluated by an accepted international credentialing agency.
3. Course Description: Course syllabi and/or course descriptions must be
submitted for all courses not taken at Florida A&M University.
4. Volunteer / Work Hours: Candidates for admission to graduate level
coursework must provide documentation of significant inquiry into the practice
of Occupational Therapy. Documentation must reflect completion of a minimum
of thirty (30) hours of volunteer and/or work experience in at least two (2)
Occupational Therapy settings. Documented evidence must be on company or
business letterhead signed by a licensed/registered occupational therapist. The
hours of observation are specifically based on applicant observation of a
licensed/registered therapist during the provision of occupational therapy services.
5. Letters of Recommendation: Applicants MUST see that three (3) letters of
recommendation using the “Letter of Recommendation” form in this packet are
submitted from persons able to attest to the qualities identified on the form.
(A) One must be from a course instructor or academic advisor.
(B) Another should be from a supervisor in a professional or work capacity
and if possible
(C) Another should be from an individual in a health-care or related
6. Admissions Essay: The student must submit a typed essay expressing
understanding of and commitment to the profession. The three topics to be
addressed are listed under “Admissions Essay” on page 11 of this packet.
7. Notarized statement: The applicant must attest to the accuracy of all his/her
statements before a Notary Public, using the form on the last page of this packet.
Submit application and required documents to:
Admissions Coordinator
Division of Occupational Therapy
School of Allied Health Services
334 Lewis-Beck Building
Florida A&M University
Tallahassee, Fl 32307-3200