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Department of Occupational Therapy



Tufts University Department of Occupational Therapy seeks to enroll a diverse class of students who have a combination of academic excellence, personal integrity, and enthusiasm as well as the capacity to perform essential functions necessary for a career in occupational therapy. 

We seek students who, by virtues of their background, achievement and experience, can contribute to the education of their peers and to the scholarship and practice of the field of OT. 

Tufts Department of Occupational Therapy encourages applicants from all disciplines to apply and we do not favor any particular undergraduate major. Some common undergraduate majors include, but are not limited to, studies in psychology, sociology, ethics, the arts, child/human development, education, sciences, philosophy and allied health professions.

Much like the field of occupational therapy, the Department of Occupational Therapy takes a holistic approach when reviewing each application. We are seeking well rounded, versatile students that will go on to become great clinicians, researchers, educators and leaders in the field of OT. 

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All applicants are eligible to apply for our scholarships. These scholarships are awarded on an academic merit basis. Please mark the scholarship aid box on page 3 of the application if you would like to be considered for this funding.

How to Apply

  • Entry-Level Doctoral Program: Starting with the 2019 application cycle, ELOTD applicants will have the option of applying through OTCAS (GRE Code 4498) or directly through Tufts University (GRE Code 3901).
  • All other programs (PPOTD, PPM & Certificate applicants) will apply directly through Tufts University.
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