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James Madison University

Program Description

James Madison University's Occupational Therapy program is a graduate-level degree offering in the Department of Health Professions.

The JMU OT program prepares students for entry-level positions in the occupational therapy profession. The program requires 30 months of study after all prerequisite requirements are completed. Admission is limited and competitive, with students being selected through an admissions process. Pre-OT students interested in applying must also submit to the admissions process. Admission to JMU does not guarantee admission to the OT program.

JMU OT program graduates have secured positions across the country and received very high employer satisfaction rates.

Graduation Requirements

Information on graduation requirements should be reviewed in the graduate catalog. Important factors include:

  • Completing and submitting the Application for Graduate Degree form.
  • Being continuously enrolled to the graduate program from admission to graduation.
  • Completing the program with an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Successfully completing the comprehensive examination.
  • Successfully completing all Level II Fieldwork requirements.
  • Returning all university and OT Program property.
  • Resolving all university related fees or fines.


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