Graduate Programs in Occupational Therapy

University of Minnesota- Twin Cities

Prerequisite Coursework

  • Human Anatomy-3 credits
  • Human Physiology-3 credits
  • Statistics-3 credits (This course must include descriptive and inferential statistics)
  • Introduction to Sociology or Cultural Anthropology- 3 credits
  • General Psychology-3 credits
  • Abnormal Psychology-3 credits
  • Human Development across the life span-3 credits
  • Medical Terminology-1 credit or the equivalent of a 1 credit online course

*All courses must be complete no later than the end of summer session of the year of admission.

GPA Standards 

Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or above. Prerequisite coursework must be completed with a GPA of at least 3.0 and no single grade lower than a C. Courses must be taken A-F with the exception of Medical Terminology which requires only evidence of completion.

Volunteer/Work Experience

Practical Experience is suggested, but not required for application. Although this type of experience is not required, the Admissions Committee does consider an applicant’s optional observation, volunteer and/or work experience in occupational therapy and other health-related areas and believes these experiences strengthen the application.


Sequence information

Previous Class Statistics

 Size of Most Recent Entering Class  45
 Anticipated Size of Next Entering Class  45
 Percent of IN-STATE students in most recent entering class  75%
 Percent of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) students in most recent entering class  25%
 2011 – 2012 average final 45 credit GPA for accepted applicants  3.83
 2011 – 2012 average prerequisite GPA for accepted applicants  3.82
 2011 – 2012 cumulative GPA for accepted applicants  3.51


Creighton University

Prerequisite Courses


Semester Hrs

Quarter Hrs

Theology, Philosophy and/or Ethics (also includes religion or logic)



Culture, Ideas and/or Civilizations (includes history, world religions, American studies, world literature, or women’s studies)



Anatomy (If enrolled in a combined anatomy/physiology course, 6 semester hours will be required.)



Psychology (3 of the 6 hours must include either human development or abnormal psychology)



English Composition



Statistics or Research



Medical Terminology




GPA Standards 

Prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better (a C- grade is not acceptable). All prerequisite coursework must be completed by August 1 of the desired year of entry.

Admission Deadlines

Preferred Deadline: November 1, 2012
Final Deadline: March 1, 2013

Program Information
The school enrolls 40-45 students each year. There are currently 4 St. Olaf Graduates in Creighton’s OT program.

Additional Information

Curriculum layout by semester

Program Outcomes

Student Profile: Erin McNamara ’11

Occupational Therapy Centralized Application Service (OTCAS)