Application for the MSOT Program is submitted via the Occupational Therapy Centralized Application Service (OTCAS) online.

Students visit the OTCAS website and select the ‘participating programs’ tab. Find Pfeiffer University on the list to view the program information and requirements.

  • Have a baccalaureate degree (or US equivalent) completed by the Summer Semester prior to the start of the MSOT program in the Fall Semester.  A degree in any area of study will be accepted.
  • Have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
    • All courses from all colleges/universities are used for this calculation. If a course was repeated both grades will be used in the GPA calculation.

The Graduate School will make the final determination regarding courses satisfying requirements.

Please note: we do not accept CLEP or AP courses for prerequisites and science courses must be four credits with labs and taken in person, not online. Prerequisite courses may be taken at your local community college or any accredited institution of higher education. These courses may be in progress at the time of application but must be completed by the summer semester prior to beginning the program.

All the occupational therapy doctoral faculty operating as a committee of the whole will make decisions regarding revisions, rubrics, admission policies, and procedures, as well as final decisions on student cohorts, admitted into the program.


Please note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure. 
Individuals wishing to determine if eligible to take the certification exam should contact NBCOT. 

National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc. (NBCOT) 
The Eugene B. Casey Building 800 South Frederick Avenue, Suite 200 
Gaithersburg, MD 20877-4150 
Telephone: (301) 990-7979
Fax: (301) 869-8492