- Statement of Purpose: This is your opportunity to introduce yourself and describe why you are pursuing doctoral study in occupational therapy. Your statement should be two to three double-spaced pages.
- Current resume/CV: Include any relevant work experience, and make sure all details are up to date.
- Transcripts: Upload copies of transcripts from every postsecondary school you have attended, including study abroad programs and community college, directly into the application. Please note that unofficial transcripts must include the following:
- Full name of the institution (no abbreviations)
- Student name
- Student ID
- Course title and grade received
- Grading scale (if different than 4.0 scale)
- Level of study
- Degree conferral date (if degree granted)
- Three letters of recommendation: These letters should come from colleagues who have worked with you directly and can speak to your academic qualifications and professional strengths related to occupational therapy.
- GRE scores: Official GRE scores are normally required as part of your application. However, for the 2021 admissions cycle GRE scores will not be required.
- English proficiency exam and TOEFL, IELTS, and PTE scores: These scores are required only if your native language is not English and you did not receive the equivalent of a four-year US undergraduate or graduate degree in which the main level of instruction was English. OT@NYU’s ETS code for TOEFL scores is B498. The English proficiency exam is administered online by NYU’s School of Professional Studies.
Due to licensure requirements, if you plan to sit the NBCOT exam you must submit TOEFL scores.
- Non-refundable application fee: A $75 non-refundable application fee is required upon submission of your application and can be paid using any major credit card. If you submit your application by the priority deadline, the non-refundable application fee will be reduced to $45.