Rockhurst University + McKendree University

The partnership between Rockhurst University and McKendree University is designed to offer exceptional McKendree students automatic acceptance into the following Rockhurst programs within the College of Health and Human Services:

Master of Occupational Therapy

One McKendree student with outstanding academic qualifications will be automatically accepted into the Master of Occupational Therapy program at Rockhurst University per year. Students who do not meet the requirements for automatic admission, or those who are not selected among to fill the allotted slot, will be reviewed under RU’s standard admission process. The student will begin the occupational therapy master’s program upon completion of their bachelor’s degree.

Master of Occupational Therapy Requirements

  • Earn semester GPA of at least 3.5 and cumulative GPA from all coursework of at least 3.5
  • Earn cumulative science GPA from all coursework of at least 3.5
  • Complete an occupational therapy application for admission through OTCAS before Sept. 1 of their senior year
  • Successfully complete a personal interview
  • Achieve a 3.5 GPA each semester and maintain a 3.5 science and cumulative GPA through the end of their senior year