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Master of Science in Occupational Therapy

Course Description


The Master of Occupational Therapy program is a 28 month full-time educational commitment. Approximately 134 students are admitted and attend classes on the Denton, Dallas, and Houston campuses.


All prerequisites must be completed at the time of application. Competency in Medical Terminology must be submitted by August 1st prior to 1st enrollment.

Prerequisite courses may be taken at any accredited school, including area community colleges, as long as essential content is met. This document contains descriptions of courses approved as prerequisites from Texas Woman’s University. It is not necessary that the course title be the same. It is the course content and description that is the critical issue. Courses not taken at Texas Woman’s University should be pre-approved prior to application to the program. For evaluation and approval of courses taken outside Texas Woman’s University, please contact our Admissions Coordinator at 940-898-2801 or

Mathematics: TWU: Math 1703. Texas Common Code: MATH 1342 Elementary Statistical Methods
Elementary Statistics (3 semester credit hours) Frequency distributions; graphical representation, measures of central tendency and dispersion; normal curve; hypothesis testing/confidence intervals.

Biological Sciences: TWU: Zool 2033/2031 Texas Common Code: BIOL 2401/2402 A&PI / A&PII Some offer A&P as a combined course within one semester and some offer separate courses in anatomy and physiology.
Human Anatomy and Physiology (4 – 8 semester credit hours) Functional anatomy of the muscular and nervous system, and physiology of major human organ systems. Lecture/lab (nervous system not required)

Behavioral Sciences:
Developmental Psychology (3 semester credit hours) TWU: Psych 1603 (General Psychology is usually a prerequisite to Dev. Psych) Texas Common Code: PSYC 2312 Human Development or PSYC 2314 Lifespan Growth & Dev. Development of personality and learning across the life-span.
Abnormal Psychology (3 semester credit hours) TWU: Psych 2513 (General Psychology is usually a prerequisite to Abnormal Psych).
Study of psychopathology including mood disorders and psychotic behavior, defenses, and abnormality in relationship to normal behavior.

Medical Terminology: TWU: HS 3033 A systems approach to the language of medicine, including the analysis and utilization of word roots, combining forms, prefixes, suffixes, and medical terms; emphasis on written and spoken medical vocabulary The competency in Medical Terminology may also be satisfied with an online course that provides a certificate indicating competency. Such courses are available for professionals seeking Continuing Education Units (CEUs) or for other interested parties. TWU School of OT does not endorse any specific course or program of study.

Visit the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy page on the Texas Woman’s University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

School of OT Application3.0 on last 60 hours of B.S./B.A. degree or 3.0 on 12 hours of graduate coursework3.0 GPA on prerequisitesRecommendation based on minimum 20 hours observation with one supervising OTR on departmental formAcademic Reference on departmental form

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