The UTEP Master of Occupational Therapy Program has joined over 100 other OT programs to accept applications through the Centralized Application Process for Occupational Therapy (OTCAS). The 2016 OTCAS application cycle starts on July 17. Please apply at:
The official application deadline for UTEP MOT Program will be January 5, 2016.

UPDATE: OTCAS has now partnered with ETS to allow GRE scores to be submitted directly to OTCAS. You no longer need to send them to the UTEP Graduate School. Once in the OTCAS application portal, you may use the DI code 1218 to send your GRE scores directly to OTCAS.

Welcome to Our Program Website

Welcome to the Occupational Therapy Program at the University of Texas at El Paso! Please have a look around our site. Within these pages you can find everything about our program such as information about our admissions process and requirements, application deadlines, prerequisites, accreditation information, and faculty and student activities.

We are part of the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences in the College of Health Sciences, and offer a Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) degree which can be completed in 2½ years. We believe in active learning and offer opportunities for students to learn in real community settings very early in the program. The program concludes with 2 twelve-week clinical fieldwork rotations, or internships. Upon completion of the didactic coursework and clinical fieldwork rotations, students are eligible to sit for the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy exam, which, with successful completion, makes students certified and eligible for licensure in any state to practice Occupational Therapy.

Important things to know

  • All prerequisites must be completed prior to the start date of the Program (May 2016). This includes posting of the bachelor degree.
  • Conditional acceptance may be offered based on the successful completion of pending prerequisite courses with a grade of “B” or better