The program consists of 36 months of didactic, laboratory, demonstration and clinical course work. Class size is limited and acceptance into the program is on a competitive basis. 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 offer advanced placement or admission based on ability to benefit. In addition to the admission standards of the institution and the general admission requirements of the School of Health Related Professions, candidates seeking admission to the occupational therapy program, must:
1. Statistics may include courses such as Elementary, Behavioral or Introductory. Survey courses are not acceptable. 2. Social and Behavioral sciences include courses such as anthropology, economics, political science, psychology or sociology. 3. Humanities and fine arts include courses such as art history, dance, history, modern languages, music, philosophy, religion or theater. 4. One course of pure human anatomy with lab and one course of pure physiology with lab is equivalent to two A&P courses. 5. Science survey courses designed for non-science majors are not acceptable for a required course.6. These are not required but might be helpful: medical terminology, trigonometry (prerequisite to physics), additional psychology courses and/or other biological science courses.