School of Health Professions

Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD)


  • Overall GPA 3.0
  • Program prerequisite GPA 3.0
  • No GRE is required
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  • Two separate applications: (1) OTCAS application and (2) the OTD Supplemental Application are required. 
  • The OTCAS Application, supplemental application, official transcripts, and all supporting documents must be submitted, and the OTCAS status must be listed as complete by the application deadline.

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree completed by May of the enrollment year. 
  • Program prerequisite courses must be completed by December of the year prior to the program start.
  • A grade of C or better in the individual prerequisite classes (a C- will not fulfill a prerequisite)
  • Knowledge and understanding of occupational therapy gained through a minimum of 30 hours of volunteer and observation under the general supervision of a licensed occupational therapist as documented on the Documentation of Experience form
  • Two Letters of Reference, preferably from licensed occupational therapists
  • Interviews with Occupational Therapy faculty


Application and Fee

Required Semester Hours Subject TCCNS Course
4 Anatomy and Physiology I with lab* BIOL 2401
4 Anatomy and Physiology II with lab* BIOL 2402
3 Physics I Lecture PHYS 1301
3 Abnormal Psychology PSYC 2320
3 Developmental Psychology (must cover the lifespan) PSYC 2314
3 Sociology lecture or Anthropology lecture SOCI 1301
3 Statistics MATH 1342
1 Medical Terminology **


Official transcripts from each college/university currently and previously attended reflecting completed and in progress coursework - submit directly to OTCAS (Do not send transcripts to UT Health San Antonio).

Transcripts from institutions outside the United States must be submitted in the original language and must be accompanied by a  NACES Members evaluation agency English translation for each course.

International Applicants

Applicants from countries where English is not the official language must submit scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or the Duolingo English Test. The minimum required scores are: TOEFL 84, IELTS   7.0, or Duolingo115

Scores on TOEFL, IELTS, and Duolingo tests taken more than two years before the date of application are not acceptable.

This requirement may be waived if the applicant is a graduate from a regionally accredited post-secondary institution in the USA

Program Information

Find more information on the Occupational Therapy Doctorate program on the UT Health San Antonio Catalog. 

This is not a Ph.D. program; no dissertation is required. 

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