1) The official application deadline to UTEP Occupational Therapy Program will be January 15, 2015. However, all applicant files should be completed by January 5th. Moving forward (for those who have not started the application process), all OT applications will be processed through OTCAS.
2)For those who already completed the application process through Graduate School (i.e., you submitted all the documents and paid the application fees to GS), Graduate School will process your applications.

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 2 ½ 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 a state to practice occupational therapy.

New Starting Fall 2014

  • UTEP MOT program will accept applications through the OTCAS (
  • Deadline for application is January 15, 2015 however, it is highly recommended that you upload your application documents by January 5, 2015.
  • All prerequisites must be completed prior to the start date of the program (June 2015). 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*