Program: Transfer Program
School of Health Sciences
Neff Hall 142 ~ 260-481-6967
An undergraduate degree in occupational therapy is no longer available. The entry-to-practice degree for the profession is now a master of science in occupational therapy. A bachelor of science in any discipline is required to apply for the master of science in occupational therapy program, which is offered through IUPUI (Indianapolis). You may earn your bachelor of science at IPFW then apply to the IUPUI graduate program, based on your interests. The M.S. program has no preference about which major you choose for your B.S., as long as you also complete the prerequisite courses found below.
Students must have completed a baccalaureate degree prior to admission into the program with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Five of the six prerequisites should be completed prior to application as well as observation and or volunteer work. A group interview is scheduled in the spring following receipt of the Jan. 15 application package.
Completion of these requirements does not guarantee admission to the program. Competitive GPAs are generally higher than the stated minimums. The details of the occupational therapy prerequisites should be discussed with an IPFW health professions or health sciences advisor (260-481-6967). You may also contact the advisor at the Indianapolis campus to discuss the M.S. in occupational therapy by calling 317-274-7238, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. You should also visit the Web site at www.shrs.iupui.edu/ot/.
At IPFW, you may complete a prerequisite B.S. (see above) and must also complete the following courses: