Application Requirements

Application Deadline

The application will open August 30. October 15 is the deadline to be guaranteed consideration

Program Begins



Unofficial transcripts from all post-secondary institutions should be uploaded with your electronic application and may be used for departmental admission review purposes. If offered admission, you will be directed and required to submit to the JMU Graduate School an official transcript from any institution from which a degree has been awarded to finalize your admission. Transcripts are considered official if they are sent to JMU directly from the issuing institution.

Required by Program

Prerequisite Courses -


Personal statement to cover the following:

In an integrated personal statement, please describe your unique contributions and perspectives as they relate to your;

  • values
  • experiences
  • connections to others

Explain how they are congruent with your goal to become an occupational therapist. Grammar, mechanics and formatting are important. This is your opportunity to present yourself to the admissions committee, you want to make a strong first impression. Please paginate your document, double space your statement and use an adequate size font; (e.g. Times New Roman 12 pt.) Keep this document to 1,500 words or less.

Video answering the question - Why are you interested in the JMU OT program? [required] 

Three Reference Forms: click here

Applicants should have the following:

3.0 cumulative GPA

A grade of B or better on all prerequisite courses is preferred and recommended

A minimum of 40 hours of volunteer observation with an OT in at least two different practice settings

Students accepted into the program from another college/university will be required to identify acquired information seeking skills and computer competency once coursework begins.

Test Requirements

GRE General Test

Online Application
International Applicants

International Graduate Information

International applicants will upload a credential evaluation of their non-U.S. college or university transcripts from one of the services listed at this link: Credential_Evaluation

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