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Post-Professional Master's Program

The following materials should be included with your application. Please contact Jill Rocca if you have any questions about the application process.

Application Materials

  • Official Transcripts: you may upload unofficial copies of your transcripts when applying. Official copies must be submitted if accepted.
    Foreign Transcripts: Applicants who did not receive an undergraduate or graduate degree in the United States are required to have their degree transcript evaluated by World Education Services (WES). This credential evaluation must document minimum equivalency of a U.S. baccalaureate and/or a U.S. masters degree or higher. When requesting a transcript evaluation, please request a "course-by-course" evaluation with grades.
  • Prerequisites: all completed within 5 years post degree or 5 years prior to matriculation. Must receive a B- or above.
    Three letters of reference: appraising candidates potential for occupational therapy. At least one should be an academic reference. Only two letters are required for current Tufts students continuing directly on to graduate school.
  • GRE Scores: GRE scores are required for all applicants except for current Tufts students continuing directly on to graduate school. Scores must be submitted to code 3901 before the application deadline.
  • Resume or CV: Updated resume or CV.
  • TOEFL/IELTS Scores: If your bachelor’s degree was earned in a non-English speaking country and you are not a US citizen or permanent resident, scores are needed from an official TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System).
  • An Internet Based TOEFL (iBT) score of 100 with no less than 20 on each sub-score; or
  • An IELTS of 6.5 with no less than 6 on each band score.
  • Personal Statement: Please give your reasons for deciding to do graduate work in the field you have chosen. We are particularly concerned that you cover these points (3 page maximum, double-spaced):
    1. What previous experiences and commitments have brought you to consider applying for graduate training?
    2. What are your chief objectives in applying now?
    3. How do you think this Tufts program will help you in the pursuit of your objectives and vocation?
  • Writing Sample: The Tufts University Department of Occupational Therapy values diversity in a variety of ways—life experiences, personal identity, meaningful activities, ways of thinking and communicating, and many other human and environmental factors. We strongly believe that the unique backgrounds of our student body helps to enrich the educational experience of our program and the field of Occupational Therapy. Please tell us about an aspect of your background and how you feel this would enrich our program and the field of Occupational Therapy. (2 pages max, double-spaced)
  • Certificate of Hepatitis B: upon enrollment, you must send documentation of your Hep B certificate directly to our department. You may send to:
Department of Occupational Therapy
574 Boston Ave
Medford MA 02155
Attn: Bette Owen

Application Deadlines:
January 15th-all applicants eligible
October 15th-domestic students only