Clarkson University offers a pre-occupational therapy program to highly qualified and motivated incoming high school students who wish to pursue a career in occupational therapy. Students accepted into the program will be invited to participate in activities in the Department of Occupational Therapy and will be granted preferential consideration for the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT) program as long as they successfully complete the milestones and MSOT prerequisites.
Applicants will signify on their CU application for admission a request to be accepted into the pre-occupational therapy plan. The records/transcripts of those applicants will be forwarded to the occupational therapy department for review. The health professions graduate admissions coordinator will review the high school records and application and return an acceptance decision to Admissions. Those that matriculate at Clarkson and meet all requirements of this opportunity and formally apply will be granted an interview and given preferential consideration. Successful applicants will be granted a seat in the next cohort of the MSOT class following their May graduation from Clarkson University. Students that accelerate their graduation to December will be considered on a case-by-case basis for the cohort beginning the following fall semester. Ten seats will be reserved for Clarkson University graduates in each incoming class. Being a pre-occupational therapy student provides a significant advantage in gaining acceptance into Clarkson’s occupational therapy program.