Occupational Therapy

Eastern Washington University

24 months
25965 USD/year
25965 USD/year
11190 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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The Occupational Therapy program at EWU provides an entry-level master's degree program taught by faculty who are nationally and internationally recognized in the occupational therapy profession. Our mission is to prepare entry-level graduates to provide occupational therapy services with distinctiveness and compassion, in a variety of professional practice environments. 


The program provides a foundation of skills in general practice competencies, leadership skills, and creative and critical thinking processes, to facilitate the development of an innovative, entry-level occupational therapist. Additionally, graduates demonstrate a commitment to the common good, creative life-long learning, and high ethical standards for professional practice. 

Students engage in coursework designed to build practice skills across the lifespan in physical, mental, and preventive care paradigms. Emphasis is placed in community-based and client-centered activities through interactive class tasks, labs and various facility experiences. The program emphasizes community-based and interdisciplinary service delivery models essential for successful practice in rural, underrepresented and underserved areas. Culture awareness, as related to service delivery, is integral to the program. Students are also actively engaged in research activities, resulting in a completed research report relevant to occupational therapy.

The Department of Occupational Therapy is dedicated to creating a student-centered learning environment, in collaboration with the educational resources at Eastern Washington University. Faculty and students are encouraged to demonstrate a spirit of scholarly inquiry, and to contribute ongoing knowledge to the profession of occupational therapy. The program strives to create and nurture partnerships with the region's health care, educational, business and social communities, to enhance the quality of the educational experience for our students.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Applied Anatomy for Occupational Therapy
  • Clinical Kinesiology & Biomechanics
  • Impact of Human Disease on Occupational Performance
  • Applied Neurology for Occupational Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy Theory & Foundations
  • Practice Skills & Ethics
  • Analysis of Occupational Performance

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

Application: Apply online and submit the non-refundable $75 application fee.  (Only one fee is assessed for dual-degree applicants.) 

Transcripts: Submit one copy of official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended. 

Test Scores: Submit official score reports from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test, if required by the department, or score reports from the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), for MBA applicants. 

GPA Requirement: Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the most recent 90 quarter or 60 semester graded credits of postsecondary academic course work. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    25965 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25965 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    25965 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25965 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    11190 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11190 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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Our partners

Occupational Therapy
Eastern Washington University