Student Profile for MOT

The Occupational Therapy Program at the University of Minnesota has received candidacy status for an entry-level OTD program by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA and its web address is

The program will now complete a pre-accreditation review, an on-site evaluation, and be granted Accreditation Status before graduates will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapist administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR).

The information provided below is reflective of the student body working through the MOT program at the University of Minnesota. Please be advised that because we have not admitted an OTD class, we have no student profile available to guide prospective applicants in assessing their readiness for the program if the OTD should receive candidacy status. 


MOT Student Profile 

Academic Year
Academic Year
Academic Year
# of Applicants  584 499 429
# Admitted  50 49 48
Admitted Average
Cumulative GPA
3.52 3.61 3.62
Admitted Average
Prerequisite GPA
3.61 3.70 3.76
Admitted Range of
Prerequisite GPAs
Low - 3.06
High - 4.00
Low - 3.11
High - 4.00
Low - 3.02
High - 3.97
Admitted Range of
Health Care Related
Experience Hours
Low - 900
High - 21,000
Low - 1400
High - 11,000
Low - 180
High - 16,220

Data complete as of 5/1/2019