Admission into the OTD program is competitive and selective due to a limited class size. Preference is given to Mississippi residents; out-of-state applicants will be considered only if there are positions available after all qualified Mississippi applicants are accepted. The program does not accept outside course work, work experience or experiential learning in place of any OTD curriculum course. The program does not offer advanced placement or admission based on ability to benefit.
In addition to the general admission requirements for UMMC and SHRP, candidates seeking admission into the occupational therapy doctoral program must also meet the following minimum requirements:
1 Statistics may include courses such as Elementary, Behavioral or Introductory. Survey courses are not acceptable. 2 One course of pure human anatomy with lab AND one course of pure physiology with lab is equivalent to two combined anatomy and physiology with lab courses. * Courses beyond the required prerequisites (above) which may be helpful to the student in the OTD program include: medical terminology; advanced science courses; psychology courses and/or research courses.