The following is a list of minimum requirements for application to the program.
- A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a minimum of a 3.0 cumulative GPA average based on a 4.0 scale for the undergraduate degree.
- A minimum cumulative GPA average of 3.0 based on a 4.0 scale for prerequisite courses. All prerequisites must be within the last five years.
- GRE within the last five years, including the quantitative, verbal and analytical writing components. A minimum score of 150 on the verbal and 140 on the quantitative sections of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is recommended. A minimum score of 3.5 in the analytical writing section is preferred. Georgia State’s GRE code is 5251.
- Three letters of recommendation. At least one from an occupational therapist, one from an academic instructor and one from a work supervisor, academic adviser or other health care professional (not family). Submit contact information for each recommendation in OTCAS.
- Documentation of a minimum of 50 hours of work or volunteer experience in at least two different delivery systems, demonstrating exposure to and understanding of the occupational therapist’s role.
- Personal statement, no more than two pages, succinctly discussing how your academic background and life experiences will contribute to your success in the Occupational Therapy program while enhancing our program and the profession of occupational therapy. This is to be submitted only in OTCAS.
- A resume of professional and volunteer experiences.
- International students whose native language in not English, must also submit an official report of their score on the Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) taken within the last two years:
– TOEFL with a score of 90 with no less than 20 on each subtest OR.
– IELTS with a score of 6.5 with no less than six on each band score.
- Interview on request from Georgia State.
- Note that the program does not accept AP (Advanced Placement) or CLEP (College Level Exam Progress) credits as prerequisite courses.
- Prerequisite courses taken from a regionally accredited college or university
Required to be completed at the time of application
1. Human Anatomy and Physiology I with lab (3 credits)*
2. Human Anatomy and Physiology II with lab (3 credits)*
3. Human Growth and Development or Developmental Psychology (3 credits)
4. Abnormal Psychology (3 credits)
5. Statistics (3 credits)
6. Sociology or Anthropology (3 credits)
7. Medical Terminology (3 credits)