Pfeiffer University, Department of Occupational Therapy, will use the Occupational Therapy Centralized Application Service (OTCAS). The admission process will include collaboration between the Graduate Admissions office and the MSOT program. Graduate Admissions will set up a database of applicants received through the OTCAS system. They will record GPA and set up the scoring formulas for the rest of the application. After the application deadline, and when applications are complete, the admissions staff will assign OT faculty including adjuncts and a member from the graduate division as reviewers for each applicant. The Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) is not required.
The reviewers will score the references, essay, and work, group interview and volunteer experience for each applicant according to the formula agreed upon by the OT program, yielding an average score in each category. The Occupational Therapy MSOT faculty will review each applicant for additional scoring based. Interviews will be conducted using group cohort multiple mini interviews. There will be a letter sent out for top ranking candidates who will be scheduled for the interviews. When all scores are entered, the MSOT Program Director will meet with the Graduate Admissions staff and the top candidates will be selected along with several for the waitlists. The graduate admissions office will send out letters regarding admission status.
Fulfillment of the admission requirements does not guarantee admission to the program given the competitiveness of the applicant pool. However, current Pfeiffer University students (that meet MSOT admission criteria) will be offered a Guaranteed Invitation to a Group Falcon Interview.
- The GRE is not a requirement for admissions to the occupational therapy program.