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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 M.A. in occupational therapy (MAOT). A graduate 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.
Each option requires completion of the following prerequisites:
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
PSYC 2050 or MATH 1080 or ECON 2200 Statistics
There are three options for admission to the dual-degree program and the Master of Arts in Occupational Therapy:
Option 1: Guaranteed Admission Program (GAP)
High school students who apply to the University on or before February 15 of their senior year are given priority consideration for admission to the dual degree GAP program. Up to 20 students are admitted to GAP each year and are selected based on GPA, SAT or ACT score, and a review of their application to the University. Minimum criteria for the GAP program are a high school GPA of 3.0 and an ACT score of 22 or better or an SAT score of 1,020 or better. Students admitted to the GAP program must meet MAOT admission criteria (overall GPA of 3.0 and supporting work GPA of 2.75) by February 1 of their junior year to continue in the major.
Option 2: Standard Application Process
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 (overall GPA of 3.0 and supporting work GPA of 2.75).
Option 3: Master of Arts in Occupational Therapy Program
This option is designed for students who are completing a B.A. or B.S. in another major. You complete a baccalaureate degree, including the prerequisite courses for the MAOT program, and apply for admission to the MAOT program.
For more information, please contact the Office of Graduate Admission or the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy at St. Catherine University.