College of Science and Health > Academics > Occupational Therapy > Graduate Program > Occupational Therapy (MS) > Degree Requirements
The Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT) program offers a balanced curriculum grounded in the Vincentian mission to prepare future Occupational Therapists with the knowledge, skills, and experiences necessary to provide OT services to children and adults with various developmental, physical, cognitive, and psychological conditions across different practice settings. Course elements are designed to provide students with the knowledge base pertinent to the field, while simultaneously fostering the critical thinking, problem solving, and self-confidence that contribute to effective independent clinical practice. All required courses for the MSOT program will be new courses designed to meet the requirements set forth by the ACOTE. The proposed curriculum includes both didactic and clinical requirements for graduation.
The MSOT program is a continuous, full-time program of study that spans eight quarters, or 24 months from admission to graduation. Graduates will take the National Board Certified Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) exam, a national assessment of discipline specific content knowledge, and then be eligible to apply for state licensure.
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