Preparing for an Occupational Therapy (MS) Program

Most Albany students apply to entry-level master’s programs for occupational therapy. 
The following list should serve as a general guideline only since program requirements vary:

Common Course Requirements
General Biology w/labs                                                                    2 semesters
General Physics w/lab                                                                    1 or 2 semesters
Anatomy and Physiology I & II w/labs                                              2 semesters
General Psychology                                                                        1 semester
Psychology of Child Development                                                   1 semester
Abnormal Psychology                                                                      1 semester
Statistics                                                                                          1 semester
Intro to Sociology/Anthropology                                                       1 semester
Sociology of Aging (or Lifespan Development)                               1 semester

Possible Additional Requirements depending on the program:
Medical Terminology
English Composition/Literature
Exercise Physiology/Kinesiology
Research Methods

Common Admissions Requirements:
GRE Test Scores
2-3 Letters of Recommendation
Minimum GPA of 3.00
Significant volunteer/shadowing/work in patient care

How to Apply:

Apply directly to each program—do your research on each school’s website!
Deadlines vary – Range – October to February – Early Decision/Joint Programs may have summer deadlines.
For Program Admissions Requirements: Visit:

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