master of occupational therapy

Dual Admission Bachelor's / Master of Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy patients can't afford to wait, so neither should you.

You want to become an occupational therapist and North Central College has the tools to help you achieve your goals . The North Central College dual admission bachelor and master of occupational therapy program is the reliable investment you need to support your motivation. This innovative opportunity provides five outstanding students direct admission to the College's Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) degree program as an incoming freshman. With the security of dual admission, you will have a clear pathway to achieving your goalsyou can focus on your undergraduate studies while connecting early with graduate faculty, advisors and students.


Dual Admission Benefits

Employment for occupational therapists is projected to grow 27 percent by 2024, much faster than the national average for all careers. Consequently, admission to MOT degree programs is becoming increasingly competitive with colleges offering a limited number of seats. Our program gives you a head start on other MOT degree candidates, so you can get your seat well before they run out.

The North Central dual admission program also saves you the time, worry and expense of applying to graduate programs while still working toward your undergraduate degree.

At North Central, you will benefit from a strong liberal arts foundation that aligns with the mission of the occupational therapy program, featuring accomplished, highly regarded faculty, small class sizes allowing for extensive personal attention, numerous career development and extracurricular opportunities, and much more.

Additional benefits include:

  • Streamlined application process
  • A clear road map to completing your prerequisite coursework 
  • No requirement to take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) test
  • Focused, personalized faculty mentoring with the MOT program director every semester

Explore Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapists work with people who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, autism, loss of limbs or other disabilities. The professional (entry-level) MOT program will provide you with a diverse curriculum along with professional experiences. You will develop the knowledge, leadership ability, and ethical behaviors necessary to become a purposeful and competent occupational therapist.

North Central College students receiving their orientation into the master's of occupational therapy program.

Application Process

Step 1: Submit Your Freshman Application

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Step 2: Submit Your Free Direct Admit Application

Admitted students who meet the eligibility requirement move to the next step in the process.

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Step 3: Interviews

A select number of admitted North Central students will be invited to participate in interviews, which includes meeting occupational therapy faculty and a tour of the campus.

North Central College occupational therapy students meeting during an on-campus interview day.

Additional Resources

A North Central College occupational therapy student studying in Oesterle Library.

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Small College Attention + Big University Opportunity

At North Central College, you’ll find a supportive community where everyone shares an interest in your success. It’s a place where you have a chance to grow, learn and put your education into action outside the classroom. Your education will prepare you to take a central role in your career and community and make a positive impact everywhere you go.