Take your skills to the next level with our master’s degree in occupational therapy.
As a student in our Occupational Therapy master’s degree program, you’ll take classes led by experienced occupational therapists. With small class sizes, you’ll get individualized attention as you learn how to develop and implement treatment plans for your patients. Through a combination of classroom learning and hands-on experience in clinical rotations, you’ll be able to take what you’ve learned and apply it in real-world situations. This program reinforces clinical reasoning and critical thinking skills based on research and theory to develop client-centered treatment choices. This is a limited enrollment program.
- Our master’s program is full-time and can be completed in two years.
- With classes led by experienced occupational therapists, you will be learning in interactive environments that include hands-on training and classroom debate and discussions.
- By the time you graduate, you will be able to sit for the national certification examination, apply for state licensure, and be prepared for entry-level practice.
- The estimated total cost for completing the Master of Science Occupational Therapy program is $48,170.00. This includes books and fees. The total cost can be lower if the student has transfer credit. Experiential/work experience cannot be used for occupational therapy course credit.
- The occupational therapy program at Baker College is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) www.acoteonline.org, located at 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929; Phone: 301-652-6611. Graduates are eligible to take the national certification examination.
- This program is offered at the Royal Oak Campus.
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Occupational Therapy classes will be taught exclusively at the Royal Oak campus. Plus, for increased flexibility, some program courses are taught using OnlineLive delivery.Learn More
Enrollment in the Occupational Therapy (MSOT) program is limited, and admission is highly competitive. High-performing incoming freshmen may qualify for guaranteed enrollment and a $6,000-per-year scholarship through our direct admission program.Learn More
Why Study Occupational Therapy?
The delivery of the master’s degree in occupational therapy program revolves around instructors facilitating learning through problem-based case management. Students in the MSOT program will be required to utilize theory, logic, clinical reasoning and pragmatic skills in an interactive learning environment. It is expected that students will participate in discussions and debates and develop treatment choices based on sound research and theoretical assumptions. The master’s degree in occupational therapy curriculum emphasizes mastery of the skills required for entry-level practice. The curriculum is designed so that graduates can review, understand, conduct and interpret research activities. Evidence-based practice initiatives make it essential that practitioners’ research skills are well developed.
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The Baker College Master of Science in Occupational Therapy program is a two-year, ACOTE-accredited program consisting of 74 credit hours of major requirements. Our curriculum includes evidence-based practice and scholarship in occupational therapy, leadership and management, professional responsibilities in occupational therapy practice, and two three-month clinical experiences.View Full Curriculum
The occupational therapy program is a graduate (master’s degree in occupational therapy) program. Graduates of the program will be 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 will be an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR). In addition, all states require licensure to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. A FELONY CONVICTION MAY AFFECT A GRADUATE’S ABILITY TO SIT FOR THE NBCOT CERTIFICATION EXAMINATION OR ATTAIN STATE LICENSURE.
Outcomes & Performance
Upon passage of the national Occupational Therapist Registered (OTR) Examination, graduates seeking employment will obtain positions in or related to occupational therapy. At least 95% of all graduates will be employed as occupational therapists or in related positions within 90 days of eligibility.
The occupational therapy program at Baker College is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) www.acoteonline.org, located at 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929; Phone: 301-652-2682. Graduates are eligible to take the national certification examination.
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