Master of Science in Occupational Therapy

Description Objectives Curriculum Experience Next Steps

Tuition Credits for graduation Time to Complete
Academic Year 2017-2018
Scholarships Available
74 credit hours 2.5 Years


Occupational Therapy Description

Regis offers an immersive, full-time opportunity to complete a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy in the Boston, MA area. Small, innovative classes enable personalized attention and focus on each student.  This degree allows you to work with clients of all ages to provide therapeutic services to promote health, well-being and improve quality of life. As you learn to become an Occupational Therapist, you will master how to evaluate, integrate and apply the principles of occupational therapy both in the classroom and through fieldwork.  


Occupational Therapy Objectives

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Obtain practical and transferable skills that will enable you to critically analyze a client’s needs, problem solve and develop treatment plans.

  • The courses will prepare you to take the certification exam administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). Upon passing the NBCOT, you will be qualified as a Registered Occupational  Therapist (OTR) and be able to apply for licensure in your state.
  • Learning outcomes for the specific courses are established according to national occupational therapy education guidelines.


Occupational Therapy Curriculum

You will engage in rigorous studies both inside the classroom and in applied field settings. The program follows an established sequence of courses, finishing with a full-time field experience. The classes are established within the framework of the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education. 

Coursework includes:

  • Occupational Therapy Practice in Psychosocial Dysfunction 
  • OT Evaluation and Intervention for Children and Adolescents
  • OT Evaluation and Intervention for Adults and Elderly

Spring 2018 Courses

Fall 2017 Pre-requisite Courses

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Gaining Experience in the OT Field

Level 1 and Level 2 fieldwork enables you to implement classroom strategies directly in a clinical setting. Regis has partnered with local organizations to provide a broad array of fieldwork opportunities, however, you may also arrange placement outside of the Boston area. Level 2 fieldwork, at the end of the program, is a 12-week full-time internship, which students frequently complete in their home state.  


Next Steps

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The MSOT is designed for students from all backgrounds who have an interest in the field. Please note: the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy program admits for the spring semester only. Regis accepts applications solely through the Centralized Application System for Occupational Therapy (OTCAS) portal:

Application requirements:

Application Deadlines for Spring 2019

Early Action Deadline: Monday, May 15, 2018

Regular Action Deadline: Monday, September 18, 2017

Rolling admission cycle after Regular Action deadline, contingent upon seat availability.

Admission requirements:

  • Completed application form and official transcripts
  • A grade of B- or better in all prerequisites
  • GRE score
  • Personal statement, resume, two letters of recommendation
  • Interview with the Program Director is required

The entry-level occupational therapy master’s degree program has applied for accreditation and has been granted Pre-Accreditation Status by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA and its Web address is

Once accreditation of the program has been obtained, its graduates 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 individual will be an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR). In addition, most states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. Note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.


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Admissions Counselor

Donna Papapietro
Associate Director of Graduate Admission
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