Winston-Salem State University: Occupational Therapy

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Program: 2.5 years (7 semesters consisting of 74 credit hours), admits 28 students, and starts in Mid-Late August.

Application: Deadline is January 15, but strongly suggest submit by the end of November. No interview.

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

Admission Info:

  • GPA: 3.5 GPA and above is competitive
  • Average GRE Scores: Only consider the Analytical Writing section – suggest a 4 on this
  • Observation Hours: 40 hours of observation with a licensed OT or OTA
  • Three letters of recommendation: One letter must be completed by the occupational therapy supervisor where student volunteered or worked.

Program Highlights:
Very hands on, virtual hospital on campus. community based, community care clinic, research opportunities but not research-based.


Students seeking admission must have a grade of "C" or higher in all prerequisite courses, and must have completed at least four of the seven prerequisite courses by the application deadline.

  • Human Anatomy & Physiology with Lab (2 courses), or one Anatomy and one Physiology course with Lab: 6-8 credits (UNCW: BIO/L 240 & BIO/L 241 or EXS/L 216 & EXS 217)
  • Lifespan Human Growth & Development or Developmental Psychology: 3 credits (UNCW: PSY 223)
  • Abnormal Psychology: 3 credits (UNCW: PSY 247)
  • Sociology or Anthropology: 3 credits (UNCW: SOC 105 or ANT 105)
  • Medical Terminology: 3 credits (UNCW: ATR 470)

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