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."

  3. Official Transcripts

    The Office of Admissions and Student Affairs must receive a current, official transcript from every institution that you've attended. If you have attended the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, you only need to send official transcripts from the other institutions you've attended. We will require official Texas Tech University transcripts if you attended their institution. Electronic transcripts should be sent to Hard copies of official transcripts must be in a sealed envelope from the institution. Please send all hard copies of official transcripts to the following address:

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

    Foreign Transcripts: International applicants who have taken any courses outside of the U.S. must have a foreign transcript evaluation from a foreign transcript evaluation agency. We do not require that evaluations come from a certain company; however, they must be a course by course evaluation.

    Foreign transcript evaluations must be official, coming directly from the evaluation agency.

    If multiple institutions outside of the U.S. have been attended; the evaluation must include all institutions attended.

    Foreign transcript evaluations should be submitted to:

    TTUHSC School of Health Professions
    3601 4th Street MS 6294
    Lubbock, TX 79430

  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 licensure through the online application system.

  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

    All foreign coursework must be evaluated by a Foreign Credential Service. It is also required for applicants that are internationally trained (in a non-English speaking country) to submit Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) scores regardless of residency. TOEFL and IELTS scores are valid for only two years. Scores are considered on a case by case basis. Please refer to our International Applicants webpage for more information

    For those students submitting TOEFL scores, it is strongly preferred that the writing skill score be at or above 24. The TOEFL test recognizes this as demonstration of “good” proficiency in writing.

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