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Occupational Therapy


Skidmore College currently has an articulation agreement with Russell Sage College Graduate School for the Master’s Occupational Therapy Program. This articulation agreement enables Skidmore students to complete requirements of the baccalaureate program at Skidmore and after graduation to enroll in the Master’s in Occupational Program at Russell Sage College Graduate School. To be eligible, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Earned baccalaureate degree
  • Minimum Science GPA of 2.75
  • One letter of recommendation from a member of the Health and Human Physiological Sciences faculty
  • Clinical observations: minimum of 20 hours observation with an occupational therapist
  • Occupational therapy (OT) prerequisites of C or better

Prerequisite Courses

  • HP 126 & 127 Human Anatomy and Physiology I & II - HP 126 is now a prerequisite for HP 127.
  • PY 130 (formerly 207) General Physics I - (Calculus I, or placing out of it, is a pre- or co-requisite for PY 130)
  • PS 101 Introduction to Psychology
  • Stats - MS 204 or MS 104, or BI 235, or PS 202, or EC 237, or SO 226
  • PS 206 Developmental Psychology (or PS 207 Child Development and PS 209 Adult Development)
  • PS 214 Psychological Disorders
  • AN 101 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology or SO 101 Sociological Perspectives

If you are pursuing occupational therapy programs outside of the articulation agreement, please research your programs of interest, as their requirements may vary.


If you are pursuing programs outside of the articulation agreement, you should consider completing the General Records Exam (GRE). The GRE is a computer-adaptive test offered hundreds of times per year in a variety of locations. There is a fee-reduction program that discounts the exam by 50% for those who qualify. Please note: You must apply for fee assistance well in advance of taking the GRE, at least 30 days. The Millers Analogy Test (MAT) is sometimes accepted.