Partnership with PNWU

Beginning with applications for the cohort starting in Fall 2024, Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences (PNWU) School of Occupational Therapy (SOT) has agreed to admission interviews for qualified PLU graduates interested in pursing a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT).

PNWU MSOT admission agreement with PLU

Qualified PLU graduates must meet the following requirements:

  • Minimum admission requirements
  • Complete the OTCAS applicationĀ 
  • Submit a resume
  • All official college transcripts
  • Meet the minimum technical standards (with or without accommodation)
  • Meet health requirements

For the 2023-2024 application cycle, PNWU is also offering scholarships, applied toward the balance of tuition, on a first-come, first-serve basis. This same scholarship opportunity will be available for all three admission timelines.

Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT)

Effective August 18, 2022, the MSOT program at PNWU has been granted Candidate for Accreditation status by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE).Wave 3 Applications
Applications received between November 25, 2023 and February 29, 2024 will be reviewed as they are received.
The MSOT program is a two-year, residential program consisting of four semesters of didactic learning followed by two semesters of fulltime academic fieldwork education experiences (clinical rotations).PNWU is offering MSOT scholarships. Scholarships are available on a first-come first-serve basis. All scholarship funds will be applied toward the balance of tuition.Approximately 92% of MAMS graduates go on to a health professional school (i.e. DO, MD, PT, OT, PA, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Optometry, Podiatry)
Program Prerequisites

  • Official transcripts of all academic coursework
  • Two letter of reference
  • Three supplemental essays
  • Employment verification from