Post-Professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy Admissions Requirements | Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

OTDP Admissions Information

The Post-professional OTD program begins three times a year in the Summer, Fall and Spring. Please visit for deadline information. The online application and all supporting documentation must be received by the deadline.

Admissions Requirements

  1. Online Application

    Applicants for the Post-Professional OTD program must complete the TTUHSC SHP online application.

  2. Application Fee

    The $75.00 application fee may be paid by credit card through the online application system. You may also pay by check or money order. Please mail your check or money order to:

    Office of Admissions and Student Affairs
    3601 4th Street MS 6294
    Lubbock, TX 79430

    Please make checks and money orders payable to "TTUHSC." The application fee is non-refundable.

  3. Official Transcripts

    Paper Transcripts:
    Transcripts must be in an official sealed envelope by the institution and sent to our mailing address:

    TTUHSC SHP Admissions and Student Affairs
    3601 4th Street, Mail Stop 6294
    Lubbock, TX 79430

    Email PDF Transcripts:
    Applicants must submit official electronic transcripts directly from the institution or third-party processing center to

    • Applicants must submit official transcripts of college coursework from all colleges attended, utilizing one of the options above. The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center is separate from Texas Tech University. Do not send transcripts to Texas Tech University, as this will delay the processing of your application.
    • Please note, official transcripts from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center are not required. Official transcripts from Texas Tech University are required.
    • Transcripts from any international college or university must have an official course-by-course evaluation from a Foreign Transcript Evaluation Service.
    • The applicant's responsibility is to ensure all required application materials, including updated transcripts, are submitted before the application deadline for each program.
  4. Official GRE Scores

    The GRE is not required for the Post-Professional OTD program.

  5. Bachelor's Degree

    Either a Bachelor's or Master's professional (entry-level) degree in occupational therapy.

  6. Minimum GPA

    A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required; this includes all courses taken at every institution attended

  7. Licensure

    Applicants must be licensed to practice occupational therapy within the United States. Documentation must be submitted in order for your application to be reviewed. Please submit proof of state licensure through the online application system. NBCOT certification is not sufficient for state licensure.

  8. Clinical Practice

    Applicants must have a minimum of one year of clinical practice in the United States as a licensed occupational therapist.

  9. Letters of Recommendation

    At least one letter of recommendation from a current/former employer or a professional colleague in the field of occupational therapy is required for an application to be complete. Letters of recommendation are submitted through the SHP online application. A recommender's name and email address will be required. Your recommender will receive an email with a link to our electronic recommendation form.

  10. Resume

    Applicants are required to submit a recent resume. Please submit your current resume within the SHP online application system.

  11. Essay

    An essay will be required and should define the applicant's personal/professional goals in 500 words or less. You will complete this within the SHP online application.

  12. Interview

    Applicants may be offered the opportunity to interview, if they so choose, in order to demonstrate appropriateness for admission to the post-professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy program.

  13. International Applicants

    If you are not a citizen/permanent resident of the United States, please refer to our International Applicants webpage for the additional requirements needed for your application.

Application Process

Applications are considered on a rolling basis for acceptance into the program. Individual applications are reviewed once materials have been received; therefore, it is in the applicant's best interest to complete their application, including submission of required documentation, as early as possible.

Application Submission Checklist

  1. Online Application
  2. Application Fee
  3. Official Transcripts
  4. Proof of Licensure (submit through online application system)
  5. Letters of Recommendation - One required
  6. Resume (submit through online application system)
  7. Essay (submit through online application system)

Contact Information

Questions regarding the application process should be directed to the Office of Admissions and Student Affairs. Please contact our office by phone at 806-743-3220 or email at