Apply to our Health Professions graduate programs

We're thrilled you're interested in becoming part of the Cardinal family! To make the process easier for you, we want to provide you with all the information you may need to apply and give you an overview of what should be included in your application packet.



Our Programs

Master of Occupational Therapy

How to Apply


We are looking for students who possess academic, leadership and ethical qualities necessary to become occupational therapists. We use a rolling admission process where completed applications are reviewed throughout the admission cycle, so we advise you to complete your application as early as possible.

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Master of Athletic Training

How to Apply


We do more than prepare you for a career niche; we provide you with an understanding of athletic training and its role in serving a diverse range of populations. 

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Important Dates

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Master of Occupational Therapy

  • July 18, 2019: OTCAS available for fall 2020 candidates
  • September 20, 2019: Verified OTCAS application priority deadline
  • Fall 2019: Priority Interviews
  • January 2020 – March 2020: Rolling Interviews
  • February 28, 2020: Verified OTCAS standard deadline date
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Master of Athletic Training

  • June 27, 2019 - Application for the summer 2020 semester is available through ATCAS
  • February 1, 2020 - Deadline to submit application materials to ATCAS
  • Summer 2020 - Classes begin

Graduate and Professional Studies


For over 30 years, North Central College graduate students have become ethical and purposeful leaders in local, national, and global contexts. So, whether you are looking to advance your business career, develop leadership skills, increase your appreciation for liberal arts, or be at the forefront of education, we invite you to join our community of learners that will help you grow professionally and personally to impact the lives of others. 

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