MS in Occupational Therapy (OT) Admissions

Terms of the Agreement: Occupational Therapy Admission

University at Albany and The Sage Colleges School of Health Sciences have developed a collaborative agreement to provide qualified students from University at Albany who wish to pursue an MS in Occupational Therapy (OT) from the Sage Graduate Schools (SGS) preferred admission as indicated below. This collaborative agreement provides for:
• Preferred acceptance (on a space available basis) into the Sage Graduate Schools for students who have
completed occupational therapy program course prerequisites and with completed application;
• Waiver of the Sage Graduate Schools application fee;
• Early acceptance;
• Access to Sage advisors to coordinate undergraduate electives and coursework to reduce or eliminate
prerequisites in the graduate program;
• Opportunity to apply early for Graduate Assistantships in the Sage Graduate Schools

Terms of the Agreement: Occupational Therapy Admission
University at Albany students will receive preferred admission to the Sage School of Health Sciences for the MS in OT degree, who demonstrate the following:
a. Earned baccalaureate degree
b. Minimum overall 3.25 GPA that includes the completion of occupational therapy program prerequisite courses with grades of C or better (see prerequisite courses listed below)

To be given priority in placement in the OT Program students agree to submit the following information:
By June 1 of the year preceding graduation from the University at Albany:
1. Submit completed Graduate application packet with supplemental documents (fee waived): current resume, clinical observation form, program prerequisite record, OT program academic standards statement, & career goals statement/ personal essay.
Forms can be found at:
Mail to:

The Sage Graduate Schools
Office of Admission
65 First Street
Troy NY 12180

2. Email the OT Department, [email protected], and Sage Graduate School Admissions, [email protected], indicating application has been submitted via Articulation Agreement with indicated school.

3. Submit official transcripts from all college institutions attended

4. Submit two letters of reference from the University at Albany psychology or sociology faculty, or equivalent faculty representative

Within 30 Days of acceptance:
5. Make enrollment deposit of $50 (non-refundable, though to be applied toward graduate tuition)
Upon graduation from University at Albany:

6. Submit official transcripts documenting completion of undergraduate degree and OT Program prerequisite courses

7. Submit Clinical Observation Document: 20 hours of clinical observation with an occupational therapistUpon graduation from University at Albany:

The following University at Albany courses meet SGS OT Program prerequisites:
University at Albany Course Number and Title:
AANT 316 Anatomy & Physiology I **
AANT 318 Anatomy & Physiology II Lab **
APHY 105 General Physics I and APHY 106 Lab
APSY 101 Introduction to Psychology
APSY 210 Statistical Methods in Psychology or AMAT 108 Statistics
APSY 203 Psychology of Child Development
APSY 338 Abnormal Psychology
ASOC 115 Introduction to Sociology
ASOC 384 Sociology of Aging

* Anatomy & Physiology I & II maybe transferred in from another college or university*

** If you are planning on taking AANT 316 and AANT 318 here, then you will have to take ABIO 130, 131, 122 or 201, 123Z or 202Z and ACHM 115.




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