Steps to Complete Application

Applying to the department directly?   Complete Steps 1-4

Applying through OTCAS? Click here to be taken to OTCAS

Step 1: Attend an Information Session

View our Information Sessions schedule. Attendance to an MSOT Information Session is required prior to submission of the MSOT Application Packet. Information session certificates issued after October 2013 are acceptable proof of attendance for current application cycle.

Potential applicants who are unable to attend are required to follow the Steps to Waive the Information Session. Waivers will be approved based on reasonable cause.

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Step 2: Apply to the University

Apply to CSU Dominguez Hills online through Cal State Apply with MSOT Program Code 12081. Apply for the Spring semester, which opens August 1 and closes September 15.


You will need to order one official transcript of the courses you claim to have completed on the Cal State Apply university application. Official transcripts from all previously attended institutions must be submitted to the CSUDH Office of Admissions by the posted Document Deadline. Electronic official transcripts from domestic institutions are encouraged and preferred to be sent to 

Transcripts are only considered official when sent directly from the issuing institution to the CSUDH Office of Admissions. 

Admissions Office
California State University, Dominguez Hills
1000 E. Victoria Street
Carson, CA 90747

International students and those who have transcripts/degree from another country visit our International Students site for more information.

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Step 3: Complete the 4th Quadrant of CAL STATE Apply

  1. Answer the four supplemental questions
  2. Request three Letters of Recommendation

  Recommended: 1 from the OTR Supervisor during Volunteer Experience and 2 from professionals that can attest ability for graduate coursework and level of professionalism

  Note: If applicant completed Workshop– replace OTR letter with another letter from professional who could attest to your professionalism and readiness for graduate education.

Upload the following Documents:

  1. 1. 1-Page Resume
  2. OT Information Session Certificate    

    Note: For those who attended the Zoom information session, complete the following form on this link for your certificate based on the program you are applying to.  Zoom Information Session Confirmation Form. 

  3. Upload unofficial copy of GRE Score reflecting that the 

            official copy was sent to CSUDH.

            Note: You must request for an official copy of the GRE scores   

            sent directly to CSUDH OT Department

            (GRE: School Code 4098; Dept Code 0618).

  1. Proof of completion of 80 hours of volunteer/observation 

            experience OR Foundations to OT Workshop Certificate.

  1. Application Checklist and OT Application Form available

        on-line at: Click here for MSOT Application Checklist

[Download MS Word Viewer here]

International students and those who have transcripts/degree from another country visit our International Students site for more information.

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Step 4: Wait for decision letter

Applicants may be contacted for an interview.

You can re-apply if you are not accepted into the program and will need to resubmit all documentation. Prior non-selection does not negatively influence your chances of selection regardless of how many times you have re-applied.

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