Student Resources |
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.
- 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
- Prerequisites: all completed within 5 years
post degree or 5 years prior to matriculation. Must receive a B-
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
- 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):
- What previous experiences and commitments have brought
you to consider applying for graduate training?
- What are your chief objectives in applying now?
- 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
January 15th-all applicants eligible
October 15th-domestic students only
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