Master of Occupational Therapy

Admission to MOT

Admission to MOT

The MOT program at Muskingum is currently accepting applications.


Applying to the MOT is an easy process. 

Download and complete the MOT admission packet being sure to include the following:

  • The Application Criteria and Documentation Checklist (page 3 of the admission packet) is your guide through the application process.
  • Request recommendations using the Recommendation Assessment Form (page 8).
  • Complete your answers to the questions on the Written Interview Form (page 11).

Prerequisite Courses

A Baccalaureate degree is not required to begin MOT courses; however, students must have foundational knowledge to inform further learning, and may be required to complete prerequisite content courses.

Have a question?

Please contact the MOT program director, Dr. Kimberly Lawler, at 740-826-8466 or at 



Prerequisite Courses for Application to OTA-MOT Program

The Muskingum University MOT Program is a weekend format for individuals who are already credentialed as occupational therapy assistants. We do not require a Baccalaureate degree in order to begin MOT courses, however in order to be prepared for MOT content, students must have foundational knowledge to inform further learning. The following content will be required as prerequisite. Applicants will need to receive MOT program director approval of the following general education areas. The content is more important than the specific number of credits, as long as it is transcripted and/or approved by MOT Program Director as meeting the requirement. These courses can be taken at any institution and approved by Muskingum University or they are available here.

Abnormal Psychology 3 semester credits
Anatomy & Physiology 6 semester credits
Human Development 2 semester credits
Human Disease 2 semester credits
Statistics 3 semester credits

Please note that beginning in Fall 2021, students who are accepted into the MOT program will be required to successfully complete a neuroscience prep course that is offered in the Spring II term.

In addition, applicants must have credit or an approved course as substitute for the following occupational science courses prior to application to the MOT Program. They are available online via the Muskingum Adult Program in a fully online format. They must be taken in this order.

HLSC 351 Occupational Science 3 semester credits
HLSC  453 Elder Cognitive Health and Wellness 3 semester credits
HLSC 455 Sensory Function Across the Lifespan 3 semester credits

Classes are scheduled to allow for prerequisite courses to be completed in time to meet the MOT application deadline. While it is strongly recommended that prerequisite courses be completed before applying to the MOT program, students can be conditionally accepted pending successful completion of prerequisite coursework prior to beginning MOT courses.

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