HES: MOT at Rockhurst

Rockhurst University Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) Articulation Agreement With Truman State University

Students in health sciences or exercise science programs in the Department of Health and Exercise Sciences at Truman State University with outstanding academic qualifications may be automatically accepted into the program if they meet the criteria set forth.

To be considered eligible for the articulation agreement, students must meet the following criteria:

  • semester grade point average of at least 3.5 and cumulative grade point average from all coursework of at least 3.5
  • cumulative science grade point average from all coursework of at least 3.5
  • letter of intent submitted to the Department of Occupational Therapy Office by June 1st of their junior year with a copy of their official transcript
  • completed occupational therapy application for admission through OTCAS, before September 1st of their senior year
  • interview before beginning the MOT Program
  • achieve a 3.5 grade point average each semester and maintain a 3.5 science and cumulative GPA through the end of their senior year

Applicants who meet the requirements listed above will be reviewed by the Rockhurst University OT Admissions Committee. A maximum of three students from the health sciences or exercise science programs at Truman State University who meet the criteria set forth above will be automatically accepted into the program. Those students who do not meet the requirements listed above, or have met the requirements, but are not chosenĀ  among the three allotted slots, will be reviewed under the standard admissions process established by Rockhurst University. Students will begin the occupational therapy
program upon completion of their bachelor’s degree.

Fulfilling the above requirements is required for being considered as a candidate for the MOT Program. In addition, the student must demonstrate professional behaviors when interacting with faculty, staff, students, clients, and patients. These behaviors are important for success in the graduate program and reflect the capacity to deliver a high standard of health service. We consider these behaviors to be as important as traditional academic standards in determining criteria for matriculation.