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Master of Science in Occupational Therapy | MS in Occupational Therapy


HUSSON UNIVERSITY Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT)

Husson University’s Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT) major is an engaging and career-oriented entry-level graduate degree program that prepares you for a fulfilling career in a quickly growing healthcare field.

As you prepare for a career as an occupational therapist, you’ll:

  • Learn from expert faculty. Our faculty have advanced occupational therapy degrees and a wide range of clinical expertise.
  • Hone your skills in cutting-edge facilities. You’ll have access to state-of-the-art facilities, including the newly designed Occupational Therapy Lab that reflects a modern OT workplace; and Dahl Anatomy Lab, a cadaver lab where you’ll study functional anatomy and dissection.
  • Attend an ACOTE-accredited university. Husson’s MS in Occupational Therapy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).
  • Benefit from Husson’s hands-on approach and close-knit communities. You’ll be part of a supportive community where professors provide individualized attention as you practice your skills in a structured environment.
  • Gain experience beginning your first year. You’ll participate in community-based clinical experiences and simulation opportunities in your first year of study. You’ll graduate from our MSOT program with the skills and confidence needed to succeed as an occupational therapist.

Husson’s Master's Degree in Occupational Therapy program takes seven semesters to complete (inclusive of fieldwork) and focuses on experiential learning in a wide range of clinical areas such as physical rehabilitation, mental health and pediatric practice. You’ll learn how to help people of all ages maintain their independence and complete everyday tasks with a creative, problem-solving approach. To view the admissions requirements for the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy program, please follow this link.

Graduate students can apply to the MSOT degree program through Husson's online application or OT CAS.

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MSOT Program Outcomes

Once you graduate from Husson University with a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy, you’ll become eligible to take the National Board Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) exam. NBCOT’s address is One Bank Street, Suite 300, Gaithersburg, MD 20877-4150 and can be contacted at 301.990.7979. After successful completion of this exam, you will be an Occupational Therapist Registered (OTR). Husson's NBCOT exam pass rate can be found on the NBCOT webpage. All states require licensure to practice, however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT examination. Please be aware that a felony conviction may affect a graduate's ability to sit for the NBCOT examination or attain state licensure.

Career Outlook for MSOT Graduates

The career outlook for occupational therapists and MS in Occupational Therapy students is excellent.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects that employment for occupational therapists will increase by 14 percent from 2021 to 2031. This is considered to be much faster than the average growth rate of all other occupations.

ACOTE Accreditation

Husson’s OT degree programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 7501 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 510E, Bethesda, MD 20814. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-6611. For more information about ACOTE, visit the ACOTE website.

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207.941.7100 OR 1.800.4HUSSON
1st Floor O'Donnell Commons
1 College Circle
Bangor, Maine 04401
Mary Beth Patnaude, DHSc, OTR/L, FAOTA Mary Beth Patnaude, DHSc, OTR/L, FAOTA
Associate Professor, Chair, School of Occupational Therapy
319 O'Donnell Commons
Husson University
1 College Circle
Bangor, Maine 04401