How to apply to the PhD Program

Applicants to the PhD program will need:



Note: The online application will be available in late August.

  • GRE scores (must have been taken within the preceding 5 years)
  • TOEFL scores (if the applicant's first language is not English)
  • Unofficial transcripts from all post-secondary educational institutions
  • Personal Statement detailing related experiences, personal and professional goals, rationale for pursuing doctoral education in occupational science, proposed content area for specialization
  • Three letters of recommendation (when feasible the letter should address the applicant's potential for success in a doctoral program)
  • Current resume or Curriculum Vitae

Application for admission in the Fall Semester must be completed by the second Tuesday in June. Under exceptional situations, we may consider applications for the Spring Semester.

Fall admission is required if the applicant wants to be considered for an assistantship.

Unofficial transcripts, CV/Resume and your Personal Statement are uploaded to the online application to the Graduate School.

Dr. Nancy Bagatell, Director

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Department of Allied Health Sciences
Division of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy
CB #7122
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7122