Spring 2020 Schedule Update

We appreciate your patience as we adapt to the highly fluid circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic - and we’re pleased to now be able to confirm the answers to your questions. Students have asked how classes will be affected in terms of format (online or on-campus) and starting dates. You’ll find the answers here:

Prepare for the career you've always wanted.

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 your Master's of Science in Occupational Therapy could help you do just that.

The Master's 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.

Quick Program Facts

74
Credit hours
$1,396
Average cost per credit*
$103,320
Total cost of the program**
2
Program Entry Points
12
Miles from fieldwork locations in Boston
100%
Pass rate on the NBCOT by the 2019 cohort

* Only 56 credits out of 74 credits are billed at a cost of $1,845 per credit for a total program cost of $103,320.
** Based on the academic year 2019-2020. Cost per credit and total cost subject to inflation.

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Occupational therapist currently ranks #13 on the Best Job list according to the U.S. News and World Report 2019!

 

Curriculum

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'

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.

Accreditation

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 6116 Executive Blvd., Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is 301.652.6611.

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.

Career Outcomes

99.7%
Employment rate for OT professionals
24%
Projected Growth in Field
$83,200
Average OT salary (Labor of Statistics 2017)

Program Stats

100%
Program Graduation Rate
100%
Program Retention Rate
20
Total Program Graduates

Retention and Graduation

Regis College’s MSOT program graduated nine students in its first cohort in 2018 and eleven students in its second cohort in 2019. This represents a 100% retention rate and 100% graduation rate for the students who began the program in each cohort.

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I Love OT Podcast

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.

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