Master of Science in Occupational Therapy

To earn a master's, you will need to participate in supervised fieldwork in both traditional and non-traditional settings, including general and psychiatric hospitals, rehabilitation centers, intermediate care facilities, nursing homes, individual’s homes, school systems, community centers and agencies, and private practice. After you earn your degree, you can take the national certification exam to become a licensed occupational therapist.

The mission of the occupational therapy program is to recognize that the program promotes meaningful participation in all occupations and activities. Human populations are diverse. Research and evidence-based practice are promoted for knowledge acquisition and retention. The program will produce competent and critically thinking therapists. The program values integrity, ethical behavior, respect for all people and accountability.

Program Accreditation

The program is accredited until the next on-site evaluation in 2030. Graduates are eligible to take the National Certification Examination for Occupational Therapists administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). Upon successful completion of this examination the individual is certified to use the title, Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR). A score of more than 70% is required for passing. As of July, 2013, 80% of students must pass the examination within one year of
graduation. Most states require licensure to practice, however, state licenses are usually based on results on the NBCOT Certification Examination.

c/o Accreditation Department
American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)

6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200
North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929



American Occupational Therapy Association
American Occupational Therapy Association
6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200
North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929
National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy
School Performance (
One Bank Street
Suite 300
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
World Federation of Occupational Therapists
PO Box 53187
E18 9DF
United Kingdom
Florida Occupational Therapy Association
1133 Bal Harbor Blvd, Suite 1139 • PMB 200 
Punta Gorda, FL 33950-6574 
Florida A&M University
Division of Occupational Therapy
334 Palmer Avenue
Tallahassee, FL 32307


Prerequisites for Admission to Graduate Program

1.  General biology and lab
2.  Human growth and development or lifespan class
3.  College physics and lab or kinesiology
4.  Anatomy and physiology I and II
5.  Introduction to psychology
6.  Abnormal psychology
7.  Research

Application process to Occupational Therapy Program Here.


*Criminal Background Checks Mandatory Post Admission; Evidence of certain criminal offenses and/or providing false information may result in inability to matriculate through the program or sit for your national board exam.




MSOT Curriculum & Cost of Tuition and Other Information