On Campus/Online Information Sessions

Occupational Therapy faculty are available on designated evenings to review prospective applicants' transcripts, to advise about ways to strengthen their potential for admission to our program, and to answer questions.

Information Sessions (PDF) are held in the Occupational Therapy Classroom, Room E743. This is in the Health Science Education Building of Downstate Medical Center, 395 Lenox Road (see travel directions at the bottom of this page).

Please go to the Info Sessions Web Page for information about dates, times, and pre-registration to attend an Information session. You will also be able to download an Advisement Worksheet. We advise you to bring your completed Advisement Worksheet to the Information Session.

NOTE: You will have to bring some form of identification with you in order to be admitted into the building.

Master of Science Program Informational Flyer (PDF)

Important Information on Pass/Fail Grades & Prerequisites Taken in an Online Format

SUNY Downstate’s Occupational Therapy Program requires letter grades for all pre-requisite grades; however, we understand that many colleges and universities have moved to a pass/fail grading system due to the impact of the coronavirus.  In response, we will accept a maximum of two pass/fail grades taken during the Spring and/or Summer of 2020 for the 2020-2021 program admissions cycle only.   If a pass/fail course is being utilized to fulfill a pre-requisite course it must be accompanied by a letter of academic performance from the course instructor.  If the letter of academic performance is not provided, the program reserves the right to reject the course(s) for admission consideration.

Should you have any further questions, please feel free to email OT.SOHP@DOWNSTATE.EDU 

Financial Support

The SUNY Downstate Office of Student Financial Aid - works closely with students to identify relevant sources for scholarship and/or loan packages for students. SUNY Downstate Occupational Therapy students have been particularly successful in achieving scholarship awards from the New York City Board of Education, as well as work study opportunities.

The Empire State Diversity Honors Scholarship The purpose of this program is to recruit students is a scholarship of direct aid to attract and retain undergraduate students to State University of New York (University) campuses who have demonstrated high academic achievement and can demonstrate that they will contribute to the diversity of the student body. The program is for students from a broad range of backgrounds who will contribute to the diversity of the student body in their chosen program or school. . If you should have any questions, contact the Downstate Financial Aid Office

In addition, the American Occupational Therapy Association provides information about scholarships and loans available to occupational therapy students.