What is Occupational Therapy?  

  • The entry level Master of Occupational Therapy Program (MSOT) was designed around the curricular themes of Interprofessional Education, Professional Responsibility, and Excellence in Practice.
  • The program start date is mid-May every year. 
    • Year-round program designed to be completed in eight semesters  (3 years) - (81 credit hours)
      • Level II Fieldwork must be completed within 1 year of completing didactic study


The mission of the Occupational Therapy program is to provide competent health care providers who possess basic skills as health care providers, consultants, educators, managers, researchers, and advocates for the profession and the consumer. In addition the program seeks to improve patient access and quality care for rural and underserved populations through interprofessional education.


Essential Functions  

Educational Outcomes / NBCOT

Application Deadline:

  • Early Admission - December 1
  • Regular Admission - January 1

We admit 30 students per year. We have just changed our dates for early admit to 12/01 and regular admit 1/01. We have just added 20-minute on-campus interviews with a writing sample summarizing a research journal article to our admission process. We have scheduled our first round of interviews for 10/21 and 10/22/16 with subsequent dates as follows: December 9th, January 27th, February 10th, and March 3rd with more dates as needed. Interviews will be invitation only. Priority will be given to those applicants who have completed prerequisite course work, though those who have not completed these requirements will be considered. All students accepted must send official transcripts with completed prerequisite work and/or conferring of their undergraduate degree to the following address: Indiana State University OT Program, 567 N 5th St, Terre Haute IN 47809. 

Acceptance, Waitlisted and Denial letters will begin to go out Mid-January for early admit students. These applicants have completed admissions requirements, including: all coursework resulting in a Bachelor Degree, Required prerequisites, Interview, Writing sample and have a completed and verified application in OTCAS and the College of Graduate and Professional Studies and other items specified by the application/acceptance process.

Acceptance, Waitlisted and Denial letters will begin to go out Mid-February for all regular admit students. These applicants are in the process of completing requirements or who have completed requirements after December 1, 2016 for admission to the Occupational Therapy Program. All admissions requirements must be verified as complete by May 23, 2017.


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The Occupational Therapy program is accredited 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. http://www.acoteonline.org

Additional estimated costs noted at http://www.indstate.edu/health/sites/health.indstate.edu/files/amr-ot-costs.pdf