If you've always dreamed of a career that will give you the opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the lives of the people around you, earning you Master of Science in Occupational Therapy could help you do just that.
The Master of Science in Occupational Therapy at Regis College is an immersive, full-time accredited program for students who want to improve the quality of life and functional independence for clients of all ages.
Students learn to evaluate, integrate, and apply the principles of occupational therapy both in the classroom and through service learning and fieldwork experiences. Innovative, close-knit classes ensure that students receive personalized attention and focus from professors.
Occupational Therapist currently ranks #13 on the Best Job list according to the U.S. News and World Report 2019!
Curriculum for the MS in Occupational Therapy at Regis College is regularly updated to match advances seen in the field and prepare students for a fulfilling career in modern occupational therapy. Innovative classes taught by expert, passionate faculty ensure you receive personalized attention so that you can integrate and apply everything you've learned into your practice. After completing your degree, you will be qualified to work with all populations, including children, veterans, and the elderly.
All of my professors know my goals and my personal learning style. The close-knit environment was conducive to introspective learning. I have really gotten a lot out of my experience in the occupational therapy program–the department became my family.Kyle Oates 18'
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.
The entry-level occupational therapy master’s degree program has been granted accreditation status, effective April 22, 2018, 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.
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. Current NBCOT exam pass rate information.
In order to earn your MS in Occupational Therapy, you’ll need to earn 74 credits (56 of which are billed credits). At a cost of $1,775 per credit, the total tuition cost of the program is $99,400.
Financial aid in the form of loans and work-study are available for students enrolled in our master’s degree programs. You can learn more about financial aid by contacting the Office of Financial Aid.
If you are interested in learning more about Occupational Therapy, check out the I Love OT podcast hosted by program director, Michael Roberts. The podcast celebrates what is special, exciting, unique, and rewarding about occupational therapy.