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Master of Science in Occupational Therapy

About

Our Master of Occupational Therapy program has changed to a Doctor of Occupational Therapy, but our commitment to graduating students who are prepared to pass their board examinations and stand out in the field of occupational therapy has not. From a bachelor’s degree to doctorate, you can earn the highest degree in occupational therapy–an OTD–in three years.  For more information, check out our Doctor of Occupational Therapy.

Master of Science Occupational Therapy Program Outcomes

The Master of Science in Occupational Therapy entry-level program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814. ACOTE telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA.

The total number of graduates from the Spalding University Master of Occupational Therapy program during the 3-year period of 2016-2018 was 201 with an overall graduation rate of 97%.

Graduation Rates

Graduation Year Students Entering/Graduating Graduation Rate
2016 68/66 97%
2017 70/68 97%
2018 69/67 97%
Total 207/201 97%

National Board for Certification

Graduates are eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapist administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the graduate is credentialed to use the title of Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR). In addition, most states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. In order to be eligible to sit for the NBCOT examination, and become licensed in the state, an individual must graduate with a master’s degree from an accredited program. Spalding University’s ASOT MSOT entry-level program is a great choice for achieving this career goal.

Program results from the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) can be found online at https://secure.nbcot.org/data/schoolstats.aspx