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How to Apply

Our admissions team is always available to answer questions and provide support

Getting Started

Most of our programs accept applications through our centralized online application system. The following programs also accept applications through external application systems:

For the following programs, you must apply using an external application system:

Common Application Requirements

Personal Statement

Your personal statement is a chance for us to learn more about you both as a person and a student. We encourage you to use this opportunity to tell us about a personal, professional or volunteer experience that inspires you or to talk about your area of focus for graduate study. Be sure to check your program of interest for any word or page limits, and ask a friend, colleague, or family member to give it a quick review for grammar and syntax errors.

Transcripts

You’ll need to submit transcripts from all colleges and universities you have attended. If you attended a university outside of the U.S. or English-speaking Canada, you will also need to submit a NACES transcript evaluation.

CV/Resume

Most programs require a CV or resume that outlines both your academic and professional experience. In particular, you should highlight any experience related to your area of study, including any research or academic publications.

Recommendation Letters or References

Recommendation letters provide us with a valuable perspective on your background and experience. It’s best to choose someone who knows you in an academic setting (a professor) or a professional setting (a supervisor), and can speak to your skill sets. We recommend reaching out to any references with plenty of advanced notice so your letter(s) will be submitted on time. Make sure that your recommender has a clear understanding of your goals and why you are applying.

Additional Application Requirements

Standardized Test Scores

A few of our graduate programs require GRE or GMAT scores. In some cases, these scores are recommended but not required. We encourage you to review the specific requirements for your program(s) of interest.

If you received your degree in a country where the primary language of instruction was not English, you will need to submit TOEFL/IELTS scores taken within the last two years (minimum scores of 100/7, respectively).

Find More Information for International Applicants

Prerequisite Courses and Requirements

Several of our graduate programs require prerequisite courses in order to matriculate. If you did not complete the coursework during your undergraduate degree, you may be able to enroll in supplemental courses prior to the start of the academic year. We encourage you to review the specific requirements for your program(s) of interest.

The Occupational Therapy program and Speech-Language Pathology programs also require a set number of observation or volunteer hours. Please refer to these program pages for additional details.

Interview 

If you’re applying for the OTD or PA programs, you may be asked to complete a qualitative admissions interview after submitting your application. These interviews provide an additional opportunity to learn about your prior experience and areas of interest for further study.

Deadlines and Decisions

We offer multiple application deadlines over the course of the year. Some programs offer start dates in the fall, spring, and summer, while others are limited to fall enrollment. For the best access to merit-based scholarships, we encourage you to apply early.


Our priority deadline means you are guaranteed scholarship consideration. Our final deadline means you will be considered for scholarships if there is funding remaining. 

Spring 2022 Application Deadlines

  • Priority Deadline: Thursday, September 30, 2021
  • Final Deadline: Friday, October 15, 2021

Summer and Fall 2022 Application Deadlines

  • Priority Deadline: Friday, January 14, 2022
  • Final Deadline: Monday, January 31, 2022
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