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Frequently Asked Questions  

Answers to many common questions about the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy program can be found on the following webpages:

Answers to a select number of other frequently asked questions are below:

  • Do you have rolling admissions?
  • No, all applications will be reviewed after the deadline.
  • Can I just get letters for my recommendations or must I use your standard form?
  • You must use our standard form, which provides us with a way to evaluate recommendations according to a standard set of criteria. You will not be able to access the electronic recommendation letter information until your application to the program has been submitted. Recommendations are submitted electronically, and instructions will be provided in the confirmation email you receive once you apply to the program.
  • How can I be sure if all my prerequisites will be accepted?
  • If you have specific questions about your prerequisite courses, please contact Patrick McDermott, Director of Graduate Admissions, at shms@shu.edu or (973) 275-2062.
  • Do you conduct interviews?
  • We reserve the right to conduct interviews for applicants.

  • Can I schedule my classes according to what works best for me? Do you offer a part-time or weekend/evening program?
  • No, all of our schedules are fixed. Classes are generally held Monday-Friday during the day, with some classes in the evening. Schedules vary by semester and by year.

  • What is the job outlook like for OTs?
  • Currently there is a strong demand for occupational therapists. Many of our students have job offers before they graduate.

  • How do I apply to your dual degree program, earning both my bachelor's and master's degree in five years instead of six?
  • You must apply through the Seton Hall University Undergraduate Admissions office. Learn more about the Dual Degree Program in Occupational Therapy »
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