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Pre-Occupational Therapy (PREOT)
St. Catherine University offers two alternatives for completing the Master of Arts in Occupational Therapy (MAOT). A dual-degree program is available to undergraduate students resulting in a B.A. or B.S. in occupational science and a master of arts in occupational therapy (MAOT). A graduate entry level MAOT program is available to students who have completed a B.A. or B.S. in another major. Both programs are available in day and weekend formats.
There are three options for admission to the dual-degree program and the master of arts in occupational therapy (MAOT). Each option requires completion of the following prerequisite courses:
It is strongly recommended that all prerequisite courses be completed within the past 10 years.
BIOL 2510 Human Anatomy
BIOL 2520 Human Physiology
PSYC 1001 General Psychology
PSYC 2025 Lifespan Developmental Psychology
PSYC 3010 Abnormal Psychology
INDI 2220 Medical Terminology (2 cr)
PSYC 2050 or MATH 1080 or ECON 2250 Statistics
Option 1: Guaranteed Admission Program (GAP)
Students may apply to the University and to the guaranteed admission program during their senior year in high school. Students must meet the following criteria to be eligible for consideration for the MAOT guaranteed admission program:
- ACT score of 22 or better
- Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale
- Declare occupational science: pre-occupational therapy as intended area of study
Twenty students are admitted to the guaranteed admission program each year. Students who apply on or before February 15 of their senior year will be given priority consideration for admission to the program.
Option 2: Standard Application Process for the dual-degree MAOT Program
You may apply to the dual-degree program by February 1 of your junior year for priority consideration. Applicants must meet admission criteria for the dual-degree program (including an overall GPA of 3.0). Prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or above, with a minimum prerequisite GPA of 2.75. Only one prerequisite course may be repeated, and it may not be repeated more than once. If two or more prerequisite courses have a grade lower than a C, the student is ineligible for the dual-degree program.
Option 3: Entry-level Master of Arts in Occupational Therapy Program
This option is designed for students who have completed a B.A. or B.S. in another major.
For more information, please contact the Office of Graduate Admission or the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy at St. Catherine University.