Occupational Therapy Program Admissions

Admission Facts

Program Size & Selectivity | Enrollment is limited to 28-32 students. Admission is selective.
Application Early Commit Deadline | Early Committ deadline is November 8th.
Application Priority Deadline | Priority Deadline is December 11th
Admissions Decisions | Rolling

Apply to the OTD program or inquire for more information. 

The fall start date of Fall 2025 is now open.

Fall 2025 OT Application!! 


Admissions Considerations

In making admission decisions, the School of Occupational Therapy Admissions Committee reviews the application and considers many factors including:

  • Interpersonal and self-management skills, which include the ability to assume responsibility for one's own personal and professional development
  • Academic performance prerequisite courses are considered most critically
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing
  • Letters of reference
  • Evidence of observation and understanding of the role of occupational therapy services for clients across the age span and in multiple arenas of practice, including:
    • Rehabilitation
    • Mental Health
    • Public Schools
  • Completeness of application forms and the care expended in preparing their content
  • General knowledge and self-generated interest in the study of human occupation (the way people use their time in self care, work and leisure activities)

Technology Requirements

The curriculum at Pacific University School of Occupational Therapy includes the use of distance education, both through hybrid and a limited number of fully online courses.

Students are required to have a laptop computer that meets the minimum system specifications in the Technology Helpdesk Computer Recommendations and reliable access to high speed internet throughout the duration of the program. The School of Occupational Therapy requires Microsoft Office Home and Student 2019 or the Office 365 Education subscription that is available free for students. Specifically, the office suite must include Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.   

Students must be competent in the use of Microsoft Office, web-conferencing software (i.e. Zoom), online learning management systems (i.e. Moodle), GoogleApps, and the general use of web browsers.

Guaranteed Grad School Admission

Guaranteed Grad School Admission

Pacific University undergraduate students can save a seat in the occupational therapy program through the Pacific Priority guaranteed grad school admission program. Apply as soon as you deposit to become a Pacific undergraduate student or during your undergraduate years. Learn how.


Contact Us

Jon-Erik Larsen | Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management for Graduate and Professional Admissions
503-352-7221 | larsenj@pacificu.edu
Toll-free: 1-800-933-9308

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