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Occupational Therapy

Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy

About the Program
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As the only graduate entry-level program in SC, we have plenty to offer. Ranked #17 nationally by U.S. News and World Report, our faculty and graduates are top-notch. MORE

Admissions Criteria
Medical Mission Trip

Do you have what it takes to succeed in our program? Have you completed all the prerequisites? Find out what we are looking for.  MORE

About the profession
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Are you looking for a lifelong and rewarding career? Occupational Therapists play their part in helping those with challenges of any age live life to its fullest!  MORE


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The Occupational Therapy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.:


4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20814-3449
Phone: (301) 652-2682
Fax: (240) 762-5140


We are seeking approval to transition our entry-level Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT) to an entry-level Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD). We submitted a candidacy application to the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) and should receive notification from ACOTE in the spring of 2018 in regards to approval for this new program. If we meet the requirements for Candidacy Status, we will begin accepting applications for the new entry-level OTD program in July of 2018 and enroll our first class to start in May of 2019. Further information about our entry-level OTD program will be available prior to the start of the 2018 application cycle.

Our Occupational Therapy program produces graduating classes with:

  • Average first time pass rates of 93.9% and an overall pass rate of 100% on the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) certification exam.  To view the latest program results, click here
  • Average graduation rates of 97%.  To view graduation rates over the last three years, click here


U.S. News & World Report’s latest graduate school rankings named MUSC College of Health Professions’ graduate Occupational Therapy program #17 (tied) out of 164 accredited programs in the United States.


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