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Trinity Washington University

Master of Occupational Therapy

Trinity Washington University, Washington, District of Columbia


Discover Your Strength


School of Nursing and Health Studies
125 Michigan Ave NE
Washington, District of Columbia, 20017, United States



Prepare for a career as a Licensed Occupational Therapist! Classes meet eight times each semester and emphasize active learning, skills practicums, and case-based problem-solving. Online instructions, including lectures, directed reading, and discussions, deliver basic and advanced content. Concurrent clinical placements in diverse practice settings provide opportunities for observation and supervised practice. The MOT program involves five semesters of full-time study, followed by two 12-week full-time Level II fieldwork placements. Students enter the program in the fall semester and are expected to maintain continuous enrollment until graduation.

Academic Fields
    Occupational Therapy/Therapist.

Full Time, Online or Distance, On-Campus


Occupational Therapy


Candidates for admission to the Master of Occupational Therapy program must submit the following documents to the Office of Admissions. Complete an online application for admission. A baccalaureate degree from a US-accredited college or university; official transcripts from all colleges/ universities attended. An overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better. Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended at the undergraduate and graduate level, sent directly to Trinity from the issuing institution(s). Transcripts submitted directly from an applicant are considered unofficial unless received in the original, unopened envelope from the issuing institution. Completion of all prerequisite courses with an overall average of 3.0 or better. (See Program Prerequisite Course List) Two professional letters of recommendation in support of the application testifying to the applicant’s aptitude for graduate education and potential for professional growth and development in the field of occupational therapy. Recommendations should come from current/recent supervisors or managers & current/recent professors. Letters of recommendation will not be accepted from friends or family members. A 500-word personal reflective essay, describing your reasons for pursuing a graduate degree in occupational therapy, why you believe you will be a good fit for Trinity’s program, and your ability to be successful in a program delivered partially online and partially face-to-face on campus. Completion of an interview with MOT faculty. Many schools issue transcripts electronically. Please specify that your transcript(s) be sent to admissions@trinitydc.edu. This will expedite the delivery of your transcript(s) and the completion of your application. If you wish to mail your transcripts or other official supporting materials, the sealed, official transcripts should be sent directly to: Office of Admissions: School of Nursing and Health Professions Trinity Washington University 125 Michigan Avenue, N.E. Washington, DC 20017
Academic Backgrounds
    Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
    Occupational Therapy/Therapist.
    Pre-Occupational Therapy Studies.


Sarah Prince

Associate Executive Director