Master of Science in OT Program Forms

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The complete Master of Science in OT Application Packet includes the following:

  • Unofficial copy of GRE Scores
  • Sealed Volunteer Experience Forms

NOTE: The Department of Occupational Therapy uses the OTCAS (The Centralized Application Service for Occupational Therapy) application process for the 2015/2016 application period. Instructions for applying to our program can be found on our department website as well as at OTCAS.

Please note the following:

Items to be completed through OTCAS:

A.  All sealed official transcripts

B.  Letter of recommendation
Note: The Letter of Recommendation Forms CANNOT be completed by the same individual who completes the "Evaluation Form for Volunteer Experience”. You will not need to upload the Right of Access form onto OTCAS for your 3 letters of recommendation, despite the title of the university document.  You will be submitting a digital version of the Right of Access form when you complete your referee's information on OTCAS.

C.  Application/personal statement (Please limit your personal statement to 500 words or 1 page.)

Note: Please follow instructions on OTCAS

Items to be submitted to the Department of Occupational Therapy at SJSU:

A.  First page of OTCAS application (page 1) with Personal Information, etc.

B. Coppy of the General Essay from OTCAS application. You may customize the essay if you wish.

C. Unofficial copy of GRE scores mailed to the deparment.
(NOTE: Beginning with the October 2016 application period we will NO LONGER accept the MAT.  Students wishing to apply to the program must take the GRE).

D. Sealed Volunteer Evaluation Forms and Right of Access waiver form
(Note: The person who completes your Volunteer Evaluation Form cannot be the same person who writes your letter of reference.)

      Items to be submitted to GAPE  

Applications to the University through GAPE is a separate process from application to the OT Program.  Items required and sent to GAPE do not come to the department.

     A.  Submission of the online application to San Jose State University Graduate Admissions & Program Evaluations (GAPE) - the application form is available at Cal State Apply.

     B.  Official transcripts for all college level work (both 2 year and 4 year) leading up to the completion of the Bachelor Degree.  Send one copy to Graduate Admissions & Program Evaluation (GAPE) and one copy to OTCAS.

     C.  Official transcripts for all prerequisite courses taken after the completion of the Bachelor's degree. One copy of those transcripts should be sent to OTCAS and Graduate Admissions and Program Evaluations (GAPE).

NOTE: Your college/university transcripts must be evaluated by Graduate Studies prior to applying. If your degree program was conducted in a language other than English, you will also need to take an English proficiency exam such as the TOEFL or the IELTS. Go to this website for more information. You may also want to contact Jessica Hernandez at (408) 924-2406 if you have any questions about your Graduate Studies & Admissions application.

Mail the completed forms to theOccupational Therapy Department:

Department of Occupational Therapy
Attn: Master of Science in OT Program
One Washington Square
San José, CA 95192-0059

Online Application to the University via Cal State Apply