The UF OT program is offered in a combined bachelor’s/masters format. It is not a post baccalaureate program where the student receives a bachelor’s degree in another subject and then applies to graduate school. Our program provides 3.5 yrs. of professional coursework; two years at the undergraduate level and 1.5 years at the graduate level. While we welcome transfer students the OT program was specifically designed for students to receive a master’s degree in 5.5 years.
Transfer students may take longer to complete their degree. Once students are accepted into the professional program, as long as they successfully complete the coursework and follow program/university policies, they will move seamlessly from the undergraduate to graduate level. (No GRE’s required!).
If you are transferring to UF, first decide whether you are a traditional or a weekend student.
- The traditional program is for transfer students coming from another institution that do not yet have a degree or any work experience.
- The weekend program is for an adult learner who is already an occupational therapist or physical therapist assistant OR someone who already has a bachelor’s degree AND health care work experience.
It is suggested that you apply to UF (fill out the undergraduate transfer application), send official transcripts to the undergraduate admissions office to be evaluated, and then call to set up an appointment to meet with an OT advisor to discuss the different options available
Please refer to the FAQs and transfer information pages to learn more about how to apply to the program as a transfer student.