The Master of Science degree in occupational therapy is a professional degree program that prepares students academically and professionally for responsibilities and services as an occupational therapist.
The occupational therapy program educates students as generalist practitioners, in accordance with the requirements of the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE).
Occupational therapists provide holistic and client-centered care in a number of settings, including inpatient and outpatient clinics, hospitals, schools, and community-based mental health programs. OTs build and utilize skills specific to the setting and client population served. For this reason, occupational therapy students will gain knowledge and entry-level competencies across all settings and with all ages so that they are prepared for employment in any area of practice.
Earn your MSOT degree in 23 months
Students can complete the program in 5+ consecutive trimesters. This includes one semester during the summer that is completely online, which enables students to return home until the program resumes in the fall. Click here for more information.
Why choose OT?
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of occupational therapists is projected to grow 16% from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations. The median annual wage for occupational therapists was $84,950 in May 2019.
According to CNBC in 2019, OT was included in the top 5 of the 11 most meaningful college majors and how much they pay
iBona Initiative: Apple-certified faculty & student iPads
Instructors in the occupational therapy program have earned Apple Teacher Certification as part of their commitment to utilize Apple iPads to enhance the learning experience for students. It's part of the program's iBona initiative, which provides iPads to incoming OT students. Learn more
The entry-level occupational therapy master’s degree program has applied for accreditation and has been granted Candidacy Status by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA and its web address is www.acoteonline.org.