How to Apply

To apply to the online Recreational Therapy MS program, you should have a bachelor’s degree in any discipline with a minimum GPA of 3.0. If your GPA is below 3.0, you should have a score at or above the 65th percentile on the GRE/MAT or a GPA of 3.25 in graduate coursework (nine credits).

    Supporting Materials

    Additional Requirements for International Students

    • For applicants whose native language is not English, the TOEFL is required with a minimum score of 79 on the iBT. These scores should be sent officially to SOPHAS using the SOPHAS-specific TOEFL code of 5688.
    • A World Education Services course-by-course evaluation is required for applicants who completed their degree outside of the United States. This can be requested and submitted through SOPHAS.

    Application Deadlines

    • Spring admission: Nov. 1
    • Fall admission: June 1

    Clearance Requirements

    To begin your required clinical/fieldwork placement, you’ll need to pass clearances that may include criminal background checks and drug screenings. You may also need to maintain personal health insurance and/or submit proof of physicals and immunizations. For a full list of requirements, see the Recreational Therapy MS Bulletin.

    Please contact us if you have questions or concerns related to site placement possibilities, certification or state licensure.