Apply to Gannon

  • The Application Process

    Prospective applicants must submit a completed application for graduate study. Applicants should direct all application materials and questions regarding the process of admission to the Office of Graduate Admissions. An admissions representative will be happy to assist you with any questions regarding program admission requirements or the decision process.

    Domestic Graduate Students

    International Students

    Please view the international admissions page for more information on applying to Gannon.

    Occupational Therapy Doctorate Students

    Gannon University and the Occupational Therapy Doctorate Department receives and reviews applications for the entry-level Occupational Therapy Doctorate program  and all applicant credentials exclusively through the Occupational Therapy College Application Service (OTCAS), provided by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). This includes information from all previously attended university or college transcripts, letters of recommendation, OT observation hours, personal essay and supplemental materials. Full application instructions can be found on the Gannon University, Occupational Therapy Doctorate page by visiting

    Admission Requirements

    While the requirements for admission to various programs differ, the general requirements and procedures are listed below. Please refer to the individual program description for specific details.

    General Requirements

    Applicants for graduate study must hold a bachelor’s degree from an appropriately accredited college or university, and demonstrate the motivation, ability, and preparation needed to pursue graduate study successfully. A determination of this capacity will be made by the graduate program director and/or the respective Academic Dean, based upon records of undergraduate achievement, prior graduate work (if any), scores on required standardized tests (GRE, GMAT, etc.), letters of recommendation, and other information. Official transcripts and test scores must be sent directly from the appropriate institution to the Office of Graduate Admissions of Gannon University.

    Standardized Admission Tests

    Each of the programs has its own requirements with regard to standardized admission tests. Please refer to the individual program descriptions for the appropriate tests or contact a graduate admissions representative. An applicant who already holds a graduate degree is not required to take an exam when applying to a Gannon master’s degree program. The results of standardized tests should be sent directly to the above office from the test administrator.