MOT in Occupational Therapy

Requirements for Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy

The Department of Occupational Therapy offers the Master of Occupational Therapy degree as the terminal degree of the program. All students must complete the prerequisite courses and meet the admission requirements to apply. Prospective students will apply for entry into the program during their final year of undergraduate coursework or after they have completed a baccalaureate degree. However, in either case a baccalaureate degree must be completed prior to beginning coursework during the following summer semester.  The masters degree is required to become certified and licensed to practice as an Occupational Therapist.

Leanna Garrison, Department Manager
809 Clark Hall; Columbia, MO 65211
573-884-2113

Admission Criteria

Application Deadline for Summer 2018 entrance: December 31, 2017

  • Minimum GPA: cumulative 3.3 or higher (4.0=A)
  • Minimum TOEFL scores: (must have been completed in the last two years)

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Internet-based test (iBT) Paper-based test (PBT)
Total Score: 100, Reading: 20, Listening: 21, Speaking: 26, Writing: 17 Total Score: 600, Reading: 55, Listening: 55, Speaking: N/A, Writing: 55

IELTS Academic

Item Score
Total Score 7
Reading 6.5
Listening 6.5
Speaking 8
Writing 6
  • Completion of all prerequisites at a grade of B- or better
  • 30 hours of observation with a licensed Occupational Therapist
  • Completion of all required application materials
  • Acceptance to program

Required Application Materials

  • Go to http://shp.missouri.edu/ot/ for departmental application forms (available Oct. 1-Dec. 31)

  • Observation Forms and supplemental fee