Prospective Student Advising
The goal of the Department of Occupational Therapy is to provide information and guidance to support students in their educational planning as they work to achieve career and life goals. If you have questions pertaining to our Master of Science degree program, please contact the appropriate coordinator.
Click on this link for more information: Application Information and Criteria for Acceptance into the MSOT Program
MS in OT Graduate Admissions Coordinator
ADVISING Office Hours
Central Classroom Building (CCB),
Make an appointment via Advising Google calendaronly and select your 15-minute time slot.
MS in OT Group Informational Sessions
These advising sessions are for individuals who are interested in applying to the master's program. During this session we will go over the Occupational Therapy Program at SJSU, discuss the criteria and prerequisites for applying to the program and answer any questions you might have. Please review the content on the website prior to attending the session. You need only come to one advising session. Applicants for this year are also welcome to attend.
MS in OT Advising Powerpoint Info [pdf]
“Thank you so much for an informative session. I know we had gone over a lot of that info already, but it was great to hear it again, and to hear some of the questions the other potential students had. It's amazing what you forget to ask when you're by yourself. And just being in the classroom with everyone only increased my enthusiasm!” ~ Prospective MS OT applicant
These sessions provide information about the Master's program, the admissions process, prerequisite courses, and other issues of interest. There is no need to RSVP for these sessions. We hope to see you there!
- Once we are fully back to repopulating our campus, all group advising sessions will
be held in the OT department, Central Classroom Building (CCB), Room 210. Otherwise,
we will continue to hold Zoom virtual sessions.
Next advising session: TBD
5:00 - 7:00PM (PST) - Zoom link available via registration.
- Individual advising sessions and departmental visits can be scheduled. Contact the
Graduate Assistant to request an individual session.
- The neuroanatomy course prerequisite can be fulfilled by taking OCTH 190 (Foundations of Neuroscience for Occupational Therapy) at San Jose State University
through Open University. This course is only offered in the summer. Neuroanatomy,
neurobiology, or neurophysiology courses from other universities may also fulfill
this prerequisite. Please see the pre-approved list of accepted courses on our website. If the course you wish to substitute is not on
this list you may send the course syllabus to the Graduate Assistant for review (email,
mail or fax--408 924-3088). If you do not get approval, the course will not be accepted.
SJSU OT Academic Catalog
- Advising Hub (for Master of Science in OT)
- For any questions regarding your Graduate Admissions application (i.e. if they have
received your transcripts) contact: Jessica Hernandez
Phone: (408) 924-2406
Undergraduate Students Interested in Occupational Therapy
The department offers group and individual advising sessions to assist students to plan a program of study that will prepare them to apply to the occupational therapy Master's degree program. It is important for each student to attend advising sessions in order to plan their optimal academic program. Please check this website for dates and times of advising sessions. Please contact the undergraduate admissions coordinator, Dr. Gigi Smith, for more information.