OT Degree Programs, Admission Requirements, Application Deadlines, PreRequisites and Curriculum Sequence
Brenau University offers the Master of Science Occupational Therapy (MSOT) degree program for entry level professional preparation for occupational therapists. Students already possessing a bachelor’s degree may pursue the MSOT.
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Day Program – Gainesville
Our Day OT program begins once per year in the Fall semester and is located at our Gainesville, GA campus. This program is completed in 7 semesters. Classes are typically held on-ground 4-5 days a week between 8am and 6 pm with some online work supplementing the on ground classes. Students take 16-18 hours per semester and participate in different types of fieldwork throughout the program. This is a good option for students who can devote full time during the week to their studies.
Hybrid Weekend Program – North Atlanta/Norcross
Our Weekend OT program located in Norcross, GA begins once per year in the spring semester and can be completed in 9 semesters. Students take between 9-13 hrs per semester, with on ground classes every other weekend on Friday evening and all day Saturday. Students have a significant amount of online coursework between class meeting times along with a variety fieldwork obligations outside regular class hours. This option is ideal for individuals who work full time or have other significant commitments during the weekdays.
Hybrid Day Program – North Atlanta/Norcross
Our Day OT program located in Norcross, GA begins once per year in the summer semester. This program is completed in 7 semesters. Students take 16-18 hours per semester and participate in different types of fieldwork throughout the program. Classes are typically held on-ground 3 days a week between 8am and 6 pm. Students will have a significant amount of online coursework between class meeting times along with fieldwork obligations outside regular class hours. This option is a good choice for those students who wish to work part-time during the week or weekend, but are able to devote full time to their studies in this altered schedule.
MSOT Admission Requirements
|3.0 Overall GPA|
|3.0 Prerequisite GPA|
|3 Professional References (at least one from an OT) submitted through OTCAS using OTCAS form only|
|OT Shadowing hours – Substantial number (no set number)|
|Brenau receipt of all official transcripts. Send to:Brenau University Graduate Admissions, 500 Washington St., SE Gainesville, GA 30501|
|GRE is not Required|
* Additionally, highly qualified applicants without a bachelor’s degree who have at least 90 college credit hours plus all completed prerequisite coursework may be considered for accelerated admission to the MSOT program. Factors that would be considered for such students would include strong GPA (3.4 or better), a prior OTA degree and/or other relevant work experience.
Application Deadlines: No applications accepted after deadline dates.
Hybrid Weekend 2014
|June 1, 2013||n/a||
Hybrid Weekday 2014
|Nov. 15, 2013||n/a||
|Jan. 15, 2013||COHORT FULL||August 2013|
These courses must be completed before starting the MSOT program
|PY 101 – General Psychology||HS 200 – Medical Terminology|
|PY 202 – Human Growth & Development -5yr limit||BY 209 or BY 210- Anatomy & Physiology I or II - 5 yr limit|
|PY 301 – Research Methods -5 yr limit||Additional 4 hour Lab Science course:(choose CY 103-Chemistry, BY 105-Biology, PS 121- Physics, or BY 206- Microbiology)|
|PY 309 – Abnormal Psychology|
|SY 101 or AY 101 – Intro to Sociology or Anthropology|
|MS 205 - Introduction to Statistics|
The university will accept most major courses taken within 15 years. Students who already possess a bachelor’s degree and who wish to complete some or all program pre-requisites at Brenau University may enroll in the Post Baccalaureate Pre-OT Program which consists of all program pre-requisite courses. Click on the following link to view the Post Bacc Program Plan.
To apply to the Post Bacc Pre-OT Program visit the Brenau University application page and click the Undergraduate Application link.
To view or print the current Program information, please click below.
|OT Info Sheet 2012-13 for a Printer Friendly Version of the Occupational Therapy Program Summaries, Admission Requirements, Prerequisites, How to Apply and Tuition Information|
|3 Program Curriculum Sequences for a Printer Friendly Version of the MSOT Curriculum Sequences|
After completion of the MS, graduates are eligible to sit for the national certification examination administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be an occupational therapist, registered (OTR). Most states require licensure to practice occupational therapy. State licenses are typically based in part on the results of the NBCOT certification examination. All applicants should be aware that the certification and licensing boards have the right to refuse to grant occupational therapy certification and/or licenses to any individuals regardless of their educational credentials under circumstances of: 1) falsification of application for certification/ licensure 2) conviction of a felony or crime of moral turpitude 3) other moral and legal violations specified in relevant state laws. An applicant who thinks he or she may have an applicable situation should talk with the department chair early in the program of study.