Admission Requirements/Application Instructions

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission into Binghamton's online Post-Professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy, applicants must:

  • Hold a master’s degree
  • U.S. applicants must have graduated from an ACOTE-accredited occupational therapy program
  • International applicants must have graduated from a World Federation of Occupational Therapy (WFOT) approved occupational therapy program
  • Applicants must satisfy the general conditions and procedures for admission to Binghamton University's Graduate School.
    • There are two exceptions to the requirements listed at the link above:
      • GRE scores are not required for this program.
      • The online PP-OTD program requires an overall GPA of 2.75 or higher to enter and a 3.0 GPA to graduate.

Application Instructions

To apply to the program, be prepared to provide the following: 

  • Submission of the online application
  • Submission of academic transcripts from each college or university you have attended
  • A personal statement not to exceed 1,000 words or four double-spaced pages that addresses your talents, experiences and proposed professional goals that align with the completion of a capstone project that qualifies for acceptance to a graduate program at Binghamton University
  • Résumé or curriculum vitae
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Virtual interview with members of the OTD Admissions Committee is required

NOTE: GRE scores are not required for Binghamton University’s online PP-OTD program.

Additional requirements for international students (once approved for admission for this program, you must also submit):

  • International Student Financial Statement (ISFS) form to certify that the applicant has enough funds for all tuition, fees and personal expenses for at least one year of graduate study at Binghamton University.
  • Supporting financial documentation that shows the applicant has enough funds for 1 year of graduate study. Most often, this means including official bank statements or official scholarship or sponsorship letters from agencies or governments.
  • Proof of English proficiency (including TOEFL, IELTS and PTE Academic scores)
  • The TOEFL, IELTS and PTE Academic scores help demonstrate your proficiency in English at the college level.
    • TOEFL: The Graduate School requires a minimum TOEFL score of 80 on the Internet-based test.
    • IELTS: The Graduate School requires a minimum IELTS score of 6.5, with no band below 5.0.
    • PTE Academic: The Graduate School requires a minimum PTE Academic score of 53.


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