College of Education and Rehabilitation

Department of Occupational Therapy

Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT) Degree

The degree program for our Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT) degree requires 56 semester hours delivered over a 21 month period. With an MSOT degree, students are eligible to sit for the National Board for Certification of Occupational Therapists (NBCOT) examination required to meet state licensing requirements.

Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree with a minimum 3.0 undergraduate grade point average (GPA). Bachelor  degrees in progress also will be considered.

Applicant must also show completion of - or a plan for completing - the prerequisites (link to prerequisites) at the college level with a grade of B - or better. Prerequisite courses are completed prior to starting the program, not prior to application. Candidates may submit a plan for prerequisite completion with their application materials. Official transcripts showing prerequisite completion are required prior to program matriculation. 

To meet the required 56 semester credits, MSOT students must complete 22 courses, including fieldwork Level II and a capstone project. Students must complete the entire program in three years.