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Thomas Jefferson University & Juniata College
Occupational Therapy

3+2 EMOT

Earn both the Bachelor of Science (BS) and Master of Science (MS) degrees in five years after graduation from high school.

Apply for admission to the 3+2 Entry-level Master’s OT (EMOT) program using the regular Juniata undergraduate application.  If admitted, you will spend the first three years at Juniata and then proceed to Jefferson for the final two years of Occupational Therapy coursework and fieldwork.  Earn your bachelor's degree from Juniata after successful completion of the first year at Jefferson College of Health Professions. Jefferson awards a master's degree in Occupational Therapy after successful completion of the final year at JCHP.

Admission Requirements

- SAT (Critical Reading and Math sections) 1100 or higher
- Cumulative GPA of 3.35 or higher
- Interview with Juniata-Jefferson joint admissions committee (late winter-early spring)

Application Requirements & Deadline

- Complete an undergraduate Juniata College admissions application by January 1
- Personal interview with Juniata College Admissions before January 1
- Completed supplemental application (including letter of intent) to Juniata College Office of Admission
   before January 1 of senior year
- Official high school transcripts
- SAT scores
- Essay
- Activities resume (including a minimum of 20 hours in an OT setting)
- Application fee

Curriculum Options

- 3-year BS in selected Juniata College track
- Credits earned during the first year at Jefferson will be counted toward the completion of the Juniata
   College BS degree

Curriculum Requirement
- Students must earn at least a 3.0 overall GPA
- A grade of at least 'C' is required to transfer prerequisite coursework to Jefferson

For more information, please contact

Don Sharples, Director of Graduate Admissions
Jefferson College of Health Professions
(215) 503-1044

Debra Kirchhof-Glazier, PhD,
Director of the Health Professions Program
Juniata College
(814) 641-3574

Read more about the partnership on Juniata’s website or read more about the OT program  on JCHP’s website. 

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