Master of Occupational Therapy Program Information (PDF) Detailed Program Information
Loma Linda University's Occupational Therapy Masters program now requires a bachelors degree before a student is eligible for acceptance.
Prerequisites for Admission
Students must provide proof of the following academic college coursework and observation experience:
Courses and observation hours may be in progress when submitting your application, but all academic requirements must be completed succesfully by the class start date and all admissions requirements must be submitted before an acceptance decision can be made.
Please note: This program does not require a GRE score.
It is highly probable for this program to fill before the published application deadline. It is recommended that applications be completed and submitted as early as possible. Waiting or holding off may decrease an applicants chance of acceptance since decisions are made once an application is completed and the admissions committee has reviewed and made a final decision. The student will be notified by the department once the decision has been made.
Start Date & Application Window
The Occupational Therapy Master's program begins each the year, mid June, which is the beginning of the summer quarter. Applications are accepted beninning August 1st through November 1st prior to the June start date.
In year one, of the Occupational Therapy Program, emphasis is on basic foundation knowledge of neurophysiological and psychosocial growth, pathology of disease and injury, and disorders affecting human performance.
Year two,, concentrates on case management, administration, and clinical experience.
Year three, involves research program planning for community centered health-care services and clinical experience. Classroom instruction is integrated with supervised clinical practice at approved community agencies and clinics.
Students must follow the two-year, three quarters year full-time cycle.
Upon successful completion of the academic program and clinical rotations, an Occupational Therapy Masters student is eligible to take the NBCOT certification exam. This exam is computer-based and is available throughout the year.
Students attend year around with traditional holidays off. Students typically attend classes M-Th during daytime hours. Courses change on a quarterly basis and the class schedules change quarterly. Clinical afilliations may require alternate scheduling which may include regular work hours. Additional time is needed for studying, group projects and other homework outside of class.