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Welcome to the USI Occupational Therapy Program

The occupational therapist is the professional-level practitioner who provides services that include evaluating, developing, improving, sustaining, or restoring skills in ADL, IADL, work, school, play, leisure, and social participation as well as lifestyle redesign.

The Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT) Program is designed for students who have a baccalaureate degree and are ready to apply for the entry-level graduate program in occupational therapy. The MSOT Program does not have a preference as to the major for the bachelor’s degree as long as the required prerequisites courses are completed. The best undergraduate major is one in an area in which the student would enjoy working after obtaining the undergraduate degree and should be selected based on the student’s interests.


Advancing health through meaningful occupations.

To innovate through education, scholarship, and occupation-centered practice.

Tuition and Fees

For more information about tuition, fees, and other costs, visit

NBCOT Program Results

Graduates of the USI MSOT Program must successfully complete the National Board for Certification of Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) exam prior to obtaining state licensure and entering OT practice.

Program results from the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) can be found online at 

Information for Out-of-State Students

Are you an out-of-state student interested in pursuing the Master's in Occupational Therapy degree at USI or determining if the OT Program meets individual state requirements for employment? Check your eligibility.

The OT Program is limited to working with certain states in the U.S. only. Moving into a state not recognized by the OT Program will lead to inability to continue in your coursework. The exception to this is active military status.


The Occupational Therapy Program at USI is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).

ACOTE is located at:
7501 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 510E
Bethesda, MD 20814

Phone: (301) 652-AOTA
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