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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need the GRE to apply to this progrrm

NO

What do I need to apply to the MOT program?

A minimum overall and pre-requisite GPA of 3.0

40 hours of volunteer/shadowing experience with two different licensed OT’s

Completion of the prerequisite courses listed on our website under prerequisite courses

How will my courses transfer from another school to WVU?

Go to wvu.edu

Type transfer equivalency system, in the search box, top of page

Click on your school to view course equivalency

When do I apply to the MOT program?

Our application period is November 15 through February 15 each year with January 15 being the priority deadline. Applications are submitted through the OTCAS system.
Students are admitted in early April and begin classes in May. All prerequsite courses must be completed by the end of the spring semester.

Do I need to complete a graduation application?

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

How many years in the MOT program, if I have a degree?

Our MOT program is 3 years, with or without a degree.

What is an entry-level Master program?

Our program is what is known as a 2 + 3 year program. This means that students complete 2 undergraduate years making sure to fulfill the OT prerequisite courses and then apply to the program. Once they are accepted students then complete an additional three years in the program. Students who apply to the program who already have a degree will still complete the full three years of the OT education program. The first two years of the OT program are considered undergraduate years and students who complete the two years receive a Bachelor’s degree (BA Human Performance and Health). At the end of the third year students receive a Master of Occupational Therapy Degree.