Methodist University: Occupational Therapy (Doctoral Program)

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Program: 36 months (9 semesters consisting of 112 credit hours), admits 30 students, and starts in the Fall.

Application: Rolling Admissions (no deadline currently) . An interview for those accepted to the second phase.

In-State Tuition (total): Info not listed.

Admission Info:

  • GPA: 3.0 required but expecting a higher GPA for admission
  • Average GRE Scores: 40-50th percentile is expected average score for accepted students
  • Observation Hours: 30 hours in two different settings
  • Two letters of recommendation - one from a faculty or an advisor and another from an employer, supervisor or OT hour supervisor.

Program Highlights:
Only doctorate level program in the state – more clinical time, smaller cohort so a tight-knit community, a great lab space.


In addition to the degree requirements, candidates for admission will also have to achieve the following:

  1. A minimum prerequisite grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Applicants should not have any prerequisite courses with a grade less than B-. Additionally, successful applicants will must have earned at least a B+ in all prerequisite Anatomy and Physiology coursework.
  2. Candidates are expected to have no more than two prerequisite courses remaining to be taken in the spring semester after they apply.
    1. Upper Level Science, 8 credits: Must be 200 level or above; no lab is required. Suggested courses include but are not limited to human anatomy, neuroanatomy, pathophysiology, cellular physiology, zoology, genetics, kinesiology or exercise physiology, and cognitive neuroscience. Botany, ecology, and geology are not accepted.
    2. Abnormal Psychology, 3 credits: An abnormal psychology or a psychopathology course fulfills this requirement.
    3. Developmental Psychology, 3 credits: Any child development or a lifespan course that includes learning principles and motor, language, cognitive, emotional and social development fulfills this requirement.
    4. Human Anatomy and Physiology, 8 credits: Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II or individual courses of Human Anatomy and Human Physiology with a lab in each.
    5. Social Science, 3 credits: Suggested courses include, but are not limited to other psychology courses, sociology, anthropology, economics, political science, public health, epidemiology, gerontology and urban studies.
    6. Statistics, 3 credits: You may choose behavioral, educational, psychological or mathematical statistics. Business statistics does not fulfill this requirement.
  3. All prerequisite courses must have been completed within ten years prior to application.