Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2016
We recommend that students submit their Fall 2016 applications as soon as possible as space in our cohort program is limited.
- Completion of our free, online application at apply.chatham.edu/ccps. Be sure to list any former last names or maiden names.
- A completed Masters Degree
- Either a Masters Degree or Undergraduate Degree in Occupational Therapy
- Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended. These transcripts must be sent directly from the institutions attended to Chatham University (see address below).
- Cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better on a scale of 4.0
- Copy of OT license for validation emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Essay of 500 words or less emailed as a Word document to email@example.com
- Explain your understanding of Evidence Based Practice vs. Research and then describe an area of interest and / or potential problem that you plan to focus your evidence based capstone project. Include why you are interested in this area and why it is relevant for occupational therapy practice.
- The GRE is not required
If you do not currently hold a masters degree, but you do have a Bachelor Degree in Occupational Therapy, you may apply for our Bachelor to OTD Bridge Program. Admissions requirements will be the same.
Chatham University Master of Occupational Therapy students have the option to apply for early admission to the Professional Doctorate of Occupational Therapy (OTD) program in the 4th academic semester of the MOT program. If admitted, students will be granted a "conditional" acceptance, and will enroll in 2 online OTD courses; one during the spring semester (OTD 760) and one during the summer semester (OTD 752) of their final year in the MOT program with no additional tuition charges. Full admission is granted after the following criteria are met:
- Successful completion of the 2 online OTD courses in spring/summer semesters (B- or better)
- Passing grade for all Level II Fieldwork requirements
- MOT degree conferred
- Passing the NBCOT exam
- Licensed to practice
For Chatham University MOT students, the OTD Program consists of 9 courses for a total of 27 credits. One course, OTD 742 Advanced Practice Concepts and Skills is substituted for by OTH 601, as content is previously covered in the MOT curriculum. Additionally, the first onsite visit to campus in OTD 760 is waived.
Admissions Materials may be submitted to:
Berry Hall/CCPS Admission
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Fax: (412) 365-1609