Students

Professional Master's Programs


Curriculum

The Occupational Therapy Department offers Master of Science (MS) and Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) degrees. Students who want to complete a thesis and entertain possibilities of pursuing future research doctorates or research careers are encouraged to pursue the MS degree option. Students whose career goals are strongly practice-oriented are encouraged to pursue the MOT degree option.

All incoming students are admitted as MOT students. During the first semester students learn about thesis options and, if interested, can apply to pursue the MS degree. If accepted by a faculty research advisor to complete this thesis option, students officially switch from MOT to MS.


Prerequisite Courses and Descriptions

Applicants can be in the process of completing prerequisites when applying to the program; however, all prerequisites must be completed before the program begins in August.


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Information is available electronically to applicants to verify the completeness of their application; therefore, the Occupational Therapy Department no longer informs applicants by e-mail if application materials have been received.

Notifications

Notifications were sent electronically to the e-mail address listed on the applicant’s OTCAS application on Friday, March 9. If you did not receive this e-mail please contact the department at otinfo@colostate.edu

Application Requirements - Fall 2018

Please refer to the following information as you prepare your application materials:

Items required for a complete application

All 4 items (5 items for international applicants) are due on Friday, January 5, 2018

Application Deadlines

All 4 items (5 items for international applicants) are due on Friday, January 5, 2018

Please note that because of the different time zones, the OTCAS and CSU Graduate School submission deadlines are two hours earlier than the submission deadline for the OT Departmental application materials.

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Transcripts: Request transcripts to be sent only to OTCAS. Do not request official transcripts to be sent to the Department of Occupational Therapy or Colorado State University.
  • Transcripts on CSU Graduate School application checklist: The checklist on the CSU Graduate School application will not reflect official transcripts sent to OTCAS. If your CSU Graduate School application checklist indicates that all items have been received except for the official transcripts, your CSU Graduate School application is complete. In addition to the CSU Graduate School application, see above for a list of items required for a complete application.
  • Letters of Recommendations: Request letters of recommendation to be sent only to OTCAS. Do not request letters of recommendation to be sent to the Department of Occupational Therapy or Colorado State University.

Admissions Review Process


Graduate Admissions Contact

Linda McDowell
MOT and MS Program Coordinator
Occupational Therapy Department
200 Occupational Therapy Building
970-491-6243
Linda.McDowell@Colostate.edu