Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need the GRE to apply to this program?


What do I need to apply to the MOT program?

  • Completion of the prerequisite courses. Students may have up to three outstanding prerequisite courses at the time of application. These outstanding courses must be completed prior to OTD program enrollment.
  • A minimum overall and prerequisite GPA of 3.0. 
  • 20 hours of volunteer/shadowing experience with at least two different licensed OTs at two sites with verification forms.
  • Review the application process and complete.

How will my courses transfer from another school to WVU?

Due to the sequential nature and learning goals of the OTD curriculum, all students admitted to the OTD Program will be required to complete the full curriculum. The West Virginia University OTD Program will not give credit for occupational therapy coursework completed at any other university toward the OTD degree.

Transfer credit will only be considered for undergraduate prerequisite coursework. To find out if your pre-requisite courses will transfer:

  • Go to
  • Type transfer equivalency system, in the search box, top of page
  • Click on your school to view course equivalency
  • For questions regarding prerequisite courses or the application process, please contact Kim Klaus, Assistant Director of Admissions.

When do I apply to the MOT program?

The MOT application period is September 15 through February 15 each year. Applications are submitted through the OTCAS system.

Do I need to complete a graduation application?

No, you only need to complete the Undergraduate MOT online application

How many years is the program?

The program in 2.5 years of continuous enrollment (including summers) or 8 semesters with or without a degree

What is an entry-level Master's OT program?

The WVU MOT program is a 2+3 program. This means that students complete 2 years of undergraduate curriculum to fulfill the MOT prerequisite courses.  Once students are enrolled in the MOT program, they will take 3 years of OT focused coursework. Students who apply to the program who already have a degree will still complete the full three years of OT education. The first two years of the MOT program are considered undergraduate, and students will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Human Performance and Health. At the end of the third year, students will receive a Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) degree.