Quinnipiac University

Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Occupational Therapy Admissions

We make our admission process as straightforward and personalized as possible. If you have any questions or need guidance, our counselors and advisers in the School of Health Sciences are available to assist you at every stage of your application process.

Admission Requirements

To qualify for admission to the Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Occupational Therapy program, a student must have a bachelor‘s degree or higher in occupational therapy (with a GPA of 3.0 or higher).

Application Timeline

Classes begin in January for the spring term, but candidates are advised to submit applications as early as possible to ensure acceptance into their desired start term.

Required Documents

An application consists of the following:

  • Completed application form
  • $45 application fee
  • Updated resume
  • Personal essay
  • Official transcripts, indicating the year of graduation from an Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) or a World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT) accredited entry-level professional program
  • Proof of initial certification by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) or AOTCB initial certification (prior to NBCOT)
  • Verification of current employment as an occupational therapist, at least part-time, at the time of application and matriculation
    Proof of licensure to practice (if applicable in the state of current practice)
  • Two professional references
  • Current membership to the American Occupational Therapy Association

All accepted students also are required to complete a background check and drug screen following acceptance and before the start of classes. Acceptances are conditional prior to satisfactory completion of both. Instructions for completing these are below.

Background Check Directions

Visit the ApplicationStation website

  1. Enter QUINCBCOTONLINE in the Application Station Code field.
  2. Click the ”Sign Up Now“ button to create an account.
  3. Follow the instructions on the Application Station website.

The background check includes:

  • Social Security number validation/verification
  • Criminal record searches (statewide, county and federal searches)
  • National criminal database search
  • Sex offender registry search
  • Sanctions-based search

How to Apply for an Online Program

The Quinnipiac University Online admissions team is dedicated to helping you easily navigate our educational offerings. An admissions counselor will work one-on-one with you to assess your educational goals and answer any questions that you may have.

To get started, follow these steps:


Apply to a Program

An admissions counselor will assist you with the process and provide guidance every step of the way. 

Complete the Application


Ask about Financial Aid

Our admissions counselors can answer your questions about the financial aid process. To apply for federal aid, you must complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and use school code #001402.

Learn more