Guidemaps for Occupational Therapy Programs in the Southeast

Learn more about the application process for occupational and physical therapy programs in the southeast. Click the school's name for a PDF guidemap.

Program Location Application Window* Application Cost** Class Size  Competitive GRE*** Competitive GPA****
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Occupational Therapy (OTD) Program Chattanooga, TN July- December 1  $150 for OTCAS Application  24 Combined: 306.43 Overall GPA: 3.71                      Science GPA: 3.59
Belmont University Occupational Therapy (OTD) Program  Nashville, TN July- October 1 for Early Admission                      July - December 1 for Priority Admission                     July - February 1 for Regular Admission $150 for OTCAS Application  38 Verbal: 150 +                                Quantitative: 150 +                Analytical Writing: 4 + Overall and Science GPA: 3.5
Belmont University's Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT) is available only to practicing COTAs or PTAs. The master’s degree program is designed exclusively for licensed occupational therapy assistants (OTAs) who have also received initial certification by NBCOT. A limited number of spaces in the program are also available to licensed physical therapist assistants (PTAs) who have worked with an occupational therapist. The full-time program is offered in an accelerated format. Consult with the Pre-Health advisor to determine if you are eligible
Tennessee State University Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) Program  Nashville, TN August 1- November 15  $150 for OTCAS Application $35 for TSU Graduate Program Application  30 Combined: 300  Overall GPA: 3.5 + 
University of Tennessee Health Science Center Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) Program Memphis, TN  July - January 5 for Early Admission                      July - March 5 for Standard Admission $150 for OTCAS Application  37 Verbal: 149.5                     Quantitative: 150.7              Analytical Writing: 3.97 Overall GPA: 3.52
Milligan College Master of Science (MSOT) in Occupational Therapy  Milligan College, TN  July- October 15  $150 for OTCAS Application  32 Combined: 305  Overall GPA: 3.6
Lincoln Memorial University Occupational Therapy (ODT) Program Harrogate, TN Rolling Admission, Program begins accepting applications on June $150 for OTCAS Application  The LMU OTD Program has applied for accreditation and has been granted Candidacy Status by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) The inaugural cohort will be admitted in May 2021.
Lincoln Memorial University Occupational Therapy (ODT) Program has two tracks of admission. Applicants who have not obtained a bachelors degree before applying can refer to this Guide Map if they wish to enter the ODT program at LMU after successfully completing 90+ college level courses
* OTCAS Application Cycle opens in early July each year
** OTCAS has additional charges for each school applied to $150 fee is for application and 1 school. OTCAS charges $65 for each additional school applied to 
*** Competitive GRE Scores based on reported average of most recent reported entering class
**** Competitive/Average GPA based on reported GPA from most recent reported entering class.