The complete Master of Science in OT Application Packet includes the following:
- Unofficial copy of GRE or MAT 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 directly to the Department of Occupational Therapy at SJSU:
A. First page of OTCAS Application (page 1) with Personal Information, etc.
B. Copy of the General Essay from OTCAS application. You may customize the essay
if you wish.
C. Unofficial copy of GRE or MAT scores mailed to the department
D. Sealed Volunteer Evaluation Forms and Right of Access forms
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 CSUMentor.
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).
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 CSUMentor