Admission Process

  • For academic year 2017-2018, the application process will open in the OTCAS system by July 19, 2016.
  • All students applying to the MOT program must submit all required materials through the OTCAS system.  
  • A supplemental application fee of $30 must be submitted to the admission's office at Emory & Henry College - School of Health Sciences.
  • The final application deadline will be January 16, 2017.
  • It is in the interest of the applicant to apply early for consideration as the OTCAS system can take several weeks to verify all information. Application must be complete and verified in the OTCAS system before MOT Admissions Committee will review. 
  • The interview process will begin in January 2017 and will continue through May 2017. Interviews will be by invitation only by the MOT Admissions Committee. 
  • Acceptance will be on a rolling admissions process.
  • Classes will begin Fall 2017.

Please contact Tracie Rinehardt, Coordinator of Admissions — E&H School of Health Sciences for any questions, inquiries or additional information.

**NOTE: The MOT program has received Candidacy Status from ACOTE and approval by SACSCOC. **

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The admission processes are subject to change based upon input from faculty and the admissions committee.

The entry-level occupational therapy master’s degree program has applied for accreditation and has been granted Candidacy Status by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA and its Web address is The program must have a preaccreditation review, complete an on-site evaluation, and be granted Accreditation Status before its graduates will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapist administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR). In addition, all states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. Note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.

The Master of Occupational Therapy program is approved by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). 

Emory & Henry College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Emory & Henry College.

Accreditation ensures that Emory & Henry College has met strict standards with regard to degree programs, faculty, administration, student support and services, and financial health. Accreditation also ensures that courses taken and degrees earned through Emory & Henry College will be accepted by other accredited institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

The first cohort of students began in Fall of 2016 and the second cohort will start in Fall 2017.  

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