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University of Southern California
University of Southern California
USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
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Post-Professional Master’s (MA)
of Occupational Therapy

Holistic Admission Criteria

Holistic review evaluates applicants based on cognitive and non-cognitive traits, which ensures that more than one factor contributes to admission decisions.

The three criteria that are included in USC Chan’s holistic review are:

  • Personal Statement
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • GPA

How to Apply

Your application for the Post Professional Master’s Program at the University of Southern California must be completed online through the USC Graduate Admissions website at least three weeks before the application deadline to allow adequate processing time. Please look under the “Independent Health Professions” to find the “Occupational Therapy — Postbaccalaureate (MA)” program. All application materials, including official transcripts and test scores must be sent to USC Graduate Admissions in time to meet this deadline.

Note: The application deadline is February 15.

Applications received after this date are also welcomed and will be processed on a space-available basis.

Application Requirements

Personal Statement

Letters of Recommendation


Other Requirements


English Proficiency

Additional Resources


Estimated Tuition and Fees



Contact Us
Thank you very much for your interest in our program. The USC Chan Admissions Team will be delighted to answer any questions you may have and further explore your interest in our program. You can also call us toll free at (866) 385-4250.

More Information
If you would like to know more, please use our Request Program Information form, and we will be happy to provide access to a brochure about our programs. We also provide information sessions, both in-person and virtual, for prospective students interested in our degree programs.