When applying for admission, Baylor receives applications exclusively through the Occupational Therapist Central Application Service (OTCAS), provided by the American Occupational Therapy Association. Application instructions can be found at OTCAS. Information about the Baylor University OTD Program can be found here.
The Baylor University Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program is currently accepting applications for the Class of 2024, to begin coursework in January of 2023. It is strongly encouraged that all applicants thoroughly review the instructions for submitting an application through OTCAS as available for download through the OTCAS website before attempting to apply to the Baylor University Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program.
All of the following materials must be submitted through OTCAS:
The OTD Admissions Committee and faculty will review all completed applications (i.e., application and all supporting materials received) in the order of receipt. Applicants are evaluated based on the following items:
The OTD admissions committee will use this evaluative process to ensure nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all applicants. The OTD admissions committee will grant admission interviews by invitation only.
The OTD Admissions Coordinator will contact selected applicants and provide further instructions for completing the interview process. All interviews are conducted using a video-based platform called Kira Talent. Students record and upload their responses to a series of standardized interview questions for review by program faculty and the Admissions Committee. Students must have a computer with webcam and internet service to complete this interview.
The OTD admissions committee and faculty will accept students into the program based on a holistic evaluation of their application, supporting documents, and interview. All applicants will be notified by email and/or mail regarding final selection decisions.
The program has two application windows for the Class of 2024 beginning in January 2023:
For questions related to admission to the program, please contact OTD OTD@baylor.edu.