Lenoir Rhyne University: Occupational Therapy

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Program: 27 months, admits 32 students (also starting a cohort in Columbia, SC accepting 32 students there as well), and starts in the Summer.

Application: Deadline is January 31st. No interview required.

In-State Tuition (total): $57,750. This does not include additional costs/fees.

Admission Info:

  • GPA: 3.0 or above suggested - use a rubric system so the higher the GPA the better.
  • Minimum GRE Scores: Quantitative - 148; Verbal - 149; Analytical - 3.5
  • Observation Hours: Not required, however on the letters of reference there is a section for how long they have known the applicant which indicates how much they observed so observation hours are helpful.
  • Three letters of recommendation - two from practitioners (specifically OT's or OTA's) who have observed you in a professional setting.

Program Highlights:
Small institution, you have a core set of instructors that know you well, utilize WebEx to share between the two campuses and collaborate (curriculum for students at Columbia and Hickory campuses will be the same), instructors have all been certified for online instruction to better support students.


Prerequisites must be completed with 5 years of the application date. Can be in progress with prerequisites when applying. Must complete prerequisites with a grade of B- or better.

  • BIO/L 240 & BIO/L 241 or EXS/L 216 & EXS 217
  • PSY 223
  • PSY 247
  • PAR 115 or PAR 215
  • STT 210 or STT 215
  • ATR 470
  • Multicultural perspectives or diversity course

UNCW course recommendations: Student must verify the correct coursework needed for each program.