| ACADEMICS | Graduate School | Graduate Programs | Master of Occupational Therapy
Program DescriptionThe Occupational Therapy Department offers a Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) degree. The program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE). Inquiries regarding accreditation may be made to:
Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (ACOTA) 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200Bethesda, MD 20814-3449Phone: 301-652-AOTAwww.acoteonline.org This program is recognized by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists.
Students with a baccalaureate degree in a field other than occupational therapy can complete the program of study in 3 years.
Any individual who has been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor involving an act likely to affect professional practice should meet with the department chair prior to applying to the program. Prior incidents may affect eligibility for fieldwork, certification, and employment. A CORI check may be conducted prior to Level I and Level II Fieldwork.
Upon successful completion of Level II Fieldwork (OT 920 and OT 921), graduates will be eligible to sit for the certification examination administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of the examination, the individual will be an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR). Massachusetts and most other states require a license to practice occupational therapy. Eligibility for licensure is contingent on earning a passing score on the NBCOT examination.