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Application Process

Much like the field of occupational therapy, the Department of Occupational Therapy takes a holistic approach when reviewing each application. We are seeking well rounded, versatile students that will go on to become great clinicians, researchers, educators and leaders in the field of OT.

Through the application process, we hope to get to know you more as an individual. We look for well-rounded applicants in terms of academics, exposure to the field of occupational therapy, and lived experiences.



  • Entry-Level OTD (EL-OTD) — Application deadline for entry-level doctoral program extended to January 15, 2019
  • Post-Professional masters (PPM) are due January 15th
  • Post-Professional OTD (PP-OTD):
    • January 15th for Fall start — all applicants eligible to apply for this date.
    • October 15th for Spring start — domestic applicants only

All applicants are eligible to apply for our scholarships. These scholarships are awarded on an academic merit basis. Please mark the scholarship aid box on page 3 of the application if you would like to be considered for this funding.

Currently we are not part of the common application. You can apply for our program directly through Tufts Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Apply Now >