Found a list of school w/ no GRE

Discussion in 'Occupational Therapy [ O.T.D ]' started by otbenoit, Feb 11, 2013.

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  1. otbenoit

    otbenoit 2+ Year Member

    Feb 4, 2013
    I found a site that list a list of schools that do no require the GRE, she posted them by grad program and this is from the OT section but if your wondering about another program too just go here

    I don't know how recent this list of so if you notice some schools on here that actually DO require the GRE now, tell me and I'll take it off. On the other hand, if you know of anymore that don't require it, just add to the list. It is also broken into sections by region.

    East Coast

    American International College (Springfield, MA) states that the GRE is "preferred but not required" for entry into its Occupational Therapy program.

    Columbia University (New York City) does not require the GRE (opens in PDF) for its Ed.D. in Movement Science with a specialization in Occupational Therapy. It says: "Generally, the committee expects a minimum of a 3.0 GPA in order for the application to be considered. In order to make an informed decision, the admissions office wants half of the prerequisites in each category completed at the time of the application review."

    Mercy College (Dobbs Ferry, NY) states in its admission requirements that the GRE is not required for its M.S. in Occupational Therapy program. It also says here that"Students with a bachelor's degree and the required prerequisite courses can directly enter into the MS degree program. Students without a bachelor's degree can apply for a BS in Health Sciences which includes prerequisites or pre-professional occupational therapy courses."

    New York University Steinhardt states that the GRE is not required for its entry-level M.S. in Occupational Therapy program.

    Seton Hall University (South Orange, NJ) states in its FAQs that the GRE is not required for its M.S. in Occupational Therapy program.

    Springfield College (Springfield, MA) does not require the GRE for its Occupational Therapy Program.

    Stony Brook University in Long Island, NY, does not list the GRE for its Occupational Therapy Program, a 3 year program leads to a BS Health Science/MS Occupational Therapy degree.

    SUNY Downstate Medical Center (Brooklyn, NY) does not require the GRE for its Occupational Therapy program.

    Towson University (Towson, MD) for its Occupational Therapy (M.S.) – Professional program states here under "Application Procedure and Guidelines" that "The GRE is not required by the MS program of Towson University and will not go towards the evaluation of your application. OTCAS [the applicant portal for all OT programs] will ask you for your GRE scores but you do not have to fill out that information."

    University of New Hampshire (Durham, NH) for its Occupational Therapy Professional BS/MS Program does not require the GRE, which is stated here under "Graduate Student Admittance."

    University of the Sciences in Philadelphia states here that the GRE is only required for certain programs, of which the Occupational Therapy program is not listed.

    University of Scranton (Scranton, PA) does not require the GRE from applicants with a 2.75 GPA or higher for its Occupational Therapy master's program. However, the admission requirements say that you "must have a Bachelor of Science Degree in OT from an occupational therapy program accredited by ACOTE" and you "Must be currently practicing or eligible to practice."

    Utica College (Utica, NY) has no GRE requirement for its M.S. in Occupational Therapy, but you will need a 3.0 GPA.


    Grand Valley State University (Allendale, MI) – does not list the GRE here or here for its Occupational Therapy (M.S.) program. However, among other things, you must have a 3.0 GPA, "documented volunteer experience for a minimum of 50 hours under the supervision of an occupational therapist" and an "Achievement Summary Form detailing student accomplishments that reflect the core goals of the program."

    Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) states here that "the IU occupational therapy program does not require the GRE as part of the application process" for its OT Master of Science (MSOT) at the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (SHRS).

    University of Missouri (MU) in Columbia does not require the GRE for its entry level Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) degree, which you'll find by clicking on Frequently Asked Questions.


    Texas Woman's University- I asked through email and someone from the program told me they do not require it.

    Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) in Lubbock for its Masters in Occupational Therapy (MOT) program states under The Application Process that it does not require the GRE.

    University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) does not require the GRE for its entry level Master's of Science degree in occupational therapy (MSOT) "for individuals who hold a baccalaureate degree in a field other than occupational therapy."

    West Coast

    Loma Linda University (Loma Linda, CA) states here (under "Loma Linda Advantage") that "No GRE exam score is required for entry into our master's program" for its Occupational Therapy program.
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  3. bebob

    bebob Lyosan 2+ Year Member

    Nov 8, 2012
    Except for Eastern, I don't think any school in MI requires the GRE.
  4. OT24


    Jan 9, 2013
    Stockton college in NJ - no GRE
  5. mgOT

    mgOT 2+ Year Member

    Nov 24, 2012
    This is great, actually save some time from going through each and every program's requirements. In fact, all programs in NJ (Seton Hall, Kean, and Stockton) do not require GRE. Some others: Bay Path, Chatham, Creighton, Sam. Merritt, AT Still, Midwestern, Chicago state, Touro NV
  6. FutureOTjunkie


    Jan 10, 2012
    University of Indianapolis is one of them too
  7. VioletOT

    VioletOT 2+ Year Member

    Jan 2, 2013
    East Coast- Sage, Kean, CUNY York, and LIU Brooklyn do not require the GRE :)
  8. 20SomethingOT


    Dec 6, 2016
    TWU now requires the GRE. Started to Fall of 2016:( Towson University in MD will begin requiring the GRE for Fall 2018 Applicants. Sam. Merritt has now transitioned into a O.T.D program but still does not require the GREs. Lastly, Chatham also now requires GRE scores as well.
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2017
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