ACADEMICS

  • Map Your Path to a Rewarding Career
    in Occupational Therapy

    Whether you choose to enter graduate school or the workforce after graduation, you’ll have the knowledge and practical experience you need to succeed. In a survey of 2015 graduates, 83% of respondents said that they either agree or strongly agree that their academic program prepared them for employment. What’s more, 91% of 2015 graduates reported that they are employed, enrolled in graduate school, or both.

    Graduates of our Bachelor of Science in Occupational Studies program pursue rewarding careers in community-based, human-service settings like nursing homes and mental-health facilities. A bachelor’s degree in occupational studies enables you to earn a median annual salary of $59,000.

    Graduates of our Master of Occupational Therapy program find employment as registered occupational therapists in acute-care hospitals, home-health agencies, public schools, rehabilitation hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and similar settings. A master's degree in occupational therapy enables you to earn a median annual salary of $81,000.

    Sample Careers 
    • Mental health worker
    • Assistant activities director
    • Occupational therapist* 
    • Rehabilitation manager* 

    * Requires a Master of Occupational Therapy degree.

    Once you earn the Master of Occupational Therapy degree, you will be eligible to sit for the examination administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy. A passing score on this exam enables you to apply for a license from the state in which you plan to practice. Our MOT program boasts a consistently high pass rate on NBCOT exams.