Applicants to the OTA to MOT bridge program must be certified as Occupational Therapy Assistants (COTAs)
with a minimum of one-year experience or 1,000 hours as a practicing COTA.
Applicants must maintain a minimum of 20 hours/month client contact throughout the program. Applicants also must have completed the following in order to be considered for admission:
- A baccalaureate (bachelor’s) degree in a field or major other than occupational therapy, from a regionally accredited college or university. The minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for the last 30 hours.
- Applicants must be admitted to the ULM Graduate School, have met departmental admission requirements.
- Applicants must meet the ULM Graduate School Admission Requirements included below:
Applicants must meet one of the following minimum requirements to be regularly admitted:
Any graduate, terminal, or professional degree from a regionally accredited university
a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.75 (based on a 4.0 scale) from a regionally accredited university
a GPA of 2.75 in the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework from a regionally accredited university
Applicants must meet one of the following minimum requirements to be conditionally admitted:
Minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.5 (based on a 4.0 scale) from a regionally accredited university
a GPA of 2.5 in the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework from a regionally accredited university
Minimum formula score of 622.6 (2.2 GPA x 283 GRE)
With a GPA of 2.2 or higher, some candidates with 5 years of employment in a relevant field of study may qualify for a waiver of test scores.
Some programs only allow conditional status for undergraduate deficiencies. For applicants who are admitted conditionally because they do not meet GPA and/or GRE requirements, this status will be removed after a minimum of 12 semester hours of graduate coursework is completed at the University of Louisiana at Monroe with a 3.0 GPA, and with no grades of C or below. If these requirements are not met, the student will be denied continuance in Graduate School.
Provisional and Non-Degree Status
Provisional status is given to applicants who are in the process of obtaining official transcripts or GRE/GMAT scores. The minimum requirement for taking graduate courses in provisional status is a cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 2.5 (based on a 4.0 scale). No more than six credit hours of coursework may be completed under provisional status, and students admitted provisionally are not eligible for financial aid.
Applicants who wish to enroll in selected course offerings but not pursue a formal degree program may be considered for admission as non-degree students. The minimum requirement for taking graduate courses in non-degree status is a cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 2.5 (based on a 4.0 scale). Some programs have additional requirements, and/or exceptions to requirement, for taking courses under non-degree status.
A maximum of six semester hours of graduate credit earned in provisional admission status, including credit earned at University of Louisiana at Monroe and approved transfer credit, may be counted toward master’s or doctoral degree. The six semester hours must be included on the student’s approved degree plan to be counted toward the hours required for completion of the degree. Applicants who are accepted provisionally are admitted until regular or conditional status requirements are met.
Note: MOT program admission requirements include minimum GPA is 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for the last 30
- Complete all prerequisite courses with a grade of “C” or better.
- All prerequisite coursework must have been completed prior to the semester for which you are applying.
- All prerequisite coursework must have been reviewed and approved by either Dr. Patti Calk (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr. Carolyn Murphy (email@example.com).
Prerequisite courses include: Human Anatomy with lab, Human Physiology, Statistics, Human Growth and Development, Introduction to Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Introduction to Sociology or Introductory Anthropology, and pathology courses that address common conditions treated by occupational threapy in adult, pediatric, and mental health populations.
Applications must be submitted to the Occupational Therapy Department, located in Caldwell Hall 111, no later than March 1 by 12:00 noon. If March 1 falls on a weekend or holiday, the due date will be 12:00 noon on the last school day prior to March 1. LATE SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
Students must have official copies of their transcripts submitted to the ULM Graduate School by the application deadline date, including any official transcripts from the current application semester.
Applications will be reviewed by the Occupational Therapy Admissions Committee. Questions regarding out-of-state candidates may be directed to the Occupational Therapy office.
Students accepted into OTA to MOT programs are required to fulfill the immunization requirements of ULM Student Health Services, in addition to immunization requirements for fieldwork education.