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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

View the Tuition Cost Analysis for MSOT Program

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


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

Phone: (301) 652-AOTA
Web address: