How to Apply
High school seniors interested in applying to UNH's OT Professional BS/MS Program follow the process for all interested Freshman, and should contact the UNH Office of Admissions. The admissions Website contains complete campus visit information and an online visitor registration. It also contains admissions criteria and important dates, as well as the online application. The University of New Hampshire conducts an individualized, holistic review of our applications for admission. Students should complete the necessary SAT testing. The following college preparatory coursework is necessary to be considered minimally qualified for baccalaureate admission to the University.
All admissions decisions for freshman are made by UNH Undergraduate Admissions , please contact them directly with any admission questions you may have.
Entry Level Masters Program. (Undergraduate degree in another area.)
The Professional Master's Degree Track requires the completion of 74 graduate-level credits, which includes 18 credits of fieldwork.
The program consists of two and a half years (five semesters plus a one credit fieldwork course during J-term) of professional courses.
Note: This is a highly competitive program with a very limited number of openings available.
Application Deadline is January 15*
*Please check the status of your application periodically before the deadline to be sure it is complete. If you should have any questions about any missing items please contact the Graduate School directly.
Questions? Please contact Professor Lou Ann Griswold. 603-862-3419 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Students who have completed a baccalaureate degree in occupational therapy at UNH as part of a combined B.S./M.S. program will take the first year of the two-year professional master’s program as part of their senior year B.S. degree requirements. These students will be identified as advanced-standing students in the professional master’s program and will need to complete three additional semesters of coursework, which includes fieldwork, to meet the M.S. degree requirements. Students in the combined B.S./M.S. program must apply for admission to the Graduate School to enter into the professional master’s degree program. An overall minimum grade point of 3.0 and a grade of B- or better in all senior level OT courses is required for admission in the master’s degree program.
Are you an undergraduate student at UNH?
Transfer Admittance Junior Year
Sophomore students currently enrolled at UNH who are interested in transferring into the OT program may apply online by March 1. Students with an overall GPA of 3.0 or better are considered, space permitting. The application process includes an essay, two letters of recommendation, copy of UNH transcript, and a plan for completing the pre-professional coursework, Discovery requirements, and a minor or self-designed concentration. Degree requirements and coursework are described under Undergraduate Program.
Students who are in their junior or senior year in another area of study, who wish to pursue a career in occupational therapy must complete their BS degree prior to applying the OT Professional Program, as a graduate student.
Note: Transfer applications are not open to external students (Non-UNH Students)
Questions? Please contact Professor Shelley Mulligan 603-862-3528 or email@example.com
Are you an external undergraduate student transferring to UNH?
We are not accepting undergraduate external transfers at this time.