OT Degree Programs, Admission Requirements, Application Deadlines, PreRequisites and Curriculum Sequence

 QUESTIONS?  Contact  Nancy L. Fowler MS, OTR/L, OT Admissions Counselor:  nfowler1@brenau.edu |  Ph. 678-707-5001


Jamie Cushway, MS, Admissions Specialist: jcushway@brenau.edu   Ph. 770-534-6188


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.

Make it Your Choice: 3 Different Program Tracks!

All tracks are full-time and all students can expect to devote 30-50 hours per week to class meetings, fieldwork and assignments. 

Day Program – Gainesville

Our Day OT program track begins once per year in the Fall semester (August) and is located at our Gainesville, GA campus. This program is completed in 7 semesters. Classes are typically held on-ground 3-5 days a week between 8 am and 6 pm with significant required online work supplementing the on-ground classes.  Students take 15-17 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 (January) and can be completed in 9 semesters.  Students take 8-13 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  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 track located in Norcross, GA begins once per year in the summer semester (May).  This program is completed in 7 semesters. Students take 9-17 hours per semester and participate in different types of fieldwork throughout the program. Classes are typically held on-ground 2-3 days a week between 8 am and 6 pm.  Students  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

 Baccalaureate Degree*
 Minimum 3.0 Overall GPA & 3.0 Prerequisite GPA
 OT Shadowing hours – Substantial number (no set number) plus sustained volunteer or life experience with individuals who have disabilities
 3 Professional References (at least one from an OT) submitted through OTCAS using OTCAS form only
 Submit both the OTCAS application and Brenau Graduate Application, plus submit all official transcripts to both OTCAS and Brenau University. Send to: Brenau University 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 may be considered for accelerated admission to the  MSOT program. The 90 credit hours must include all prerequisite coursework including 9 credit hours of upper division courses (300-400 level). 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. All transcripts must be received by the deadline in order for an application to be considered. 





Hybrid Weekday 2016

October 15, 2015May 2016


Day 2016

December 4, 2015

August 2016

N. Atlanta/Norcross

Hybrid Weekend 2015

June 1, 2015January 2016


These courses must be completed before starting the MSOT program

PY 101 – Intro to PsychologyHS 200 – Medical Terminology
PY 202 – Human Growth & Development -5yr limitBY 209 or BY 210- Human Anatomy & Physiology I or II  – 5 yr limit
PY 301 – Research Methods –5 yr limitAdditional 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.  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.


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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.

General inquiries: info@brenau.edu, (770) 534-6299 or (800) 252-5119 | Admissions: admissions@brenau.edu, (770) 534-6100 or (800) 252-5119 ext. 6100
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