Early Assurance Master's in Occupational Therapy

A limited number of high school seniors may be eligible for Walsh University’s Early Assurance Occupational Therapy admission. Students who enroll at Walsh as Psychology Pre-OT or Exercise Science Pre-OT majors and meet the requirements below may be guaranteed early acceptance to complete their 4+2 Master of Occupational Therapy degree at Walsh. Students begin four years of undergraduate work and then move on to complete the Occupational Therapy program in two years. 

Prior to Attending Walsh University, students must:

  • Be accepted to Walsh University – Apply to Walsh!
  • Have a high school cumulative GPA of a 3.5 or higher
  • Complete a standardized interview with OT program faculty

Once students are admitted to Walsh University, the Office of Admissions will reach out to all students who meet the requirements listed above. The Office of Admissions will move forward with scheduling an interview between the student and the Walsh University OT Program Faculty. The Walsh University OT Program Faculty make the official admission decision into the Early Assurance OT Program.

Once at Walsh University:

  • Must be enrolled in Psychology Pre-OT or Exercise Science Pre-OT major
  • Complete pre-requisites for the program with a 3.3 GPA or higher
  • Must maintain an overall GPA of 3.3 or higher during their undergraduate education
  • Must meet the requirements of the MOT admissions (with the exception OTCAS application) as follows:
     • 3 letters of recommendation from an employer, supervisor, instructor, or coach
     • Documentation of 20 hours of clinical observation in at least 2 different locations
     • Successful completion of an interview with two MOT faculty members prior to matriculation into the graduate program

Please contact the undergraduate admission office regarding Early Assurance and any other questions about the admissions process at admissions@walsh.edu or 1-800-362-9846.