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.

  Notice for re-applicants 2021-2022 [pdf]

Click on this link for more information: Application Information and Criteria for Acceptance into the MSOT Program

      OT canine Cammie's tree

MS in OT Graduate Admissions Coordinator

MS in OT Graduate Admissions Assistant

Undergraduate Pre-OT Advisor


ADVISING Office Hours
(Fall 2021) - by appointment only.

Graduate Admissions Advisor,
Dr. Gigi Smith

Central Classroom Building (CCB),
Room 204   
Please direct any questions to MSOT email.

Graduate Admissions Assistant
, MSOT email

Office Hours:
Wednesdays, 3 - 4PM
Thursdays, 3:30 - 4:30PM

Make an appointment via Advising Google calendaronly and select your 15-minute time slot.

flag iconNext advising session: 

5:00 - 7:00PM (PST)
To join the info session, please fill out this registration form.
























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!

  1. 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.
    flag iconNext advising session: TBD
    5:00 - 7:00PM (PST) - Zoom link available via registration.

  2. Individual advising sessions and departmental visits can be scheduled. Contact the Graduate Assistant to request an individual session.

  3. 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

SJSU Advising

  • 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.