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Please see the answers to common questions below. If you have any additional questions or would like to schedule an advising meeting, please email ot@isu.edu.

General Program Questions

How many students does the MOT program accept each year?
We accept up to a total of 36 students. This includes 18 students on our Pocatello campus and 18 students on our Meridian campus.

How long is the MOT program?
The program is 8 semesters. It starts once per year during Fall semester and includes two summer sessions.

Can I attend some or all of my classes online or remotely?
No. The MOT Program at ISU is accredited as an in-person program. All students are required to attend in person at their assigned campus location.

What is the schedule like for a student in the MOT Program?
Classes are scheduled Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm. Schedules vary each semester. Evening and weekend events are occasionally required. Students should plan on a full-time (40 hours per week or more) load to attend classes, prepare for classes, complete assignments, study, and participate in fieldwork experiences.

I am an applicant who is not an Idaho resident. Can I qualify for in-state tuition?
Many out-of-state students can be eligible for in-state tuition after their first full year of Graduate school. All residency and in-state tuition questions should be sent to the Office of the Registrar

Where can I find information about scholarships?

Where can I find additional information about financial aid?

What impact would a felony conviction have on a student or graduate’s eligibility for certification and credentialing?
A felony conviction may affect a graduate's eligibility to take the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy Examination for OTR or to apply for a state license to practice as an Occupational Therapist. Potential applicants who are concerned about a felony conviction are encouraged to reach out to the Program Director prior to applying.

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