Admissions Requirements

To qualify for admission to the transitional Clinical Doctorate in Occupational Therapy (OTD) program, you must be a licensed occupational therapist. You will need a master’s degree in occupational therapy with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 to apply, or you must have completed Temple’s post-professional certificate in occupational therapy.

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Laptop Requirement

Laptops are integrated into the curriculum at the College of Public Health to improve opportunities for active learning and provide greater access to specialized software and required tools in and out of the classroom. Incoming students are required to have a laptop that meets certain minimum hardware specifications. Review full laptop requirements.

Additional Requirements for International Students

  • TOEFL: 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 Temple University using the code 2906. 
  • A WES evaluation is required for applicants who completed their degree outside of the United States. This can be requested and submitted through OTCAS.

Application Deadline

Fall term: Aug. 1