Husson University, Bangor, ME, invites qualified certified occupational therapy assistants to apply for the COTA to MSOT degree program. The program enables OTAs to earn a BS in psychology and a MS in occupational therapy.
Contact: Laurie Mouradian, ScD, OTR/L, Director of Occupational Therapy
American International College, Springfield, MA, offers a full-time, combined BS and entry-level master of science in occupational therapy program (MSOT). OTAs wishing to continue their education will find AIC's 3+2 model just what they need. An individualized transfer credit analysis will be conducted to determine a student's entry-point and time to completion.
Contact: Admissions at (413) 205-3201 for application information;
(413) 205-3320 for information about the program.
Salem State University, Salem, MA, offers a flexible part-time evening program for OT assistants to earn a combined BS/MS degree in occupational therapy. Students will earn a bachelor of science degree in occupational health studies and an entry-level master of science degree in occupational therapy. The OT program was established in 1999.
Contact: OT Web page for information http://www.salemstate.edu/oct/ or contact Dr. Jeanne Corcoran, OT Program Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
or (978) 542-7015.
St. Catherine University, St. Paul, MN, offers a dual BS/MA degree program with an undergraduate major in occupational science and a master of arts in occupational therapy. The program meets weekday or alternate weekends.
Contact: http://www.stkate.edu/academic/maot; (651) 690-6606
Western New Mexico University, Silver City, NM, advances the OTA to MOT entry level by providing a distance learning experience using online courses plus one weekend a month labs in New Mexico. Designed for the working individual, students may chose a full- or part-time track. Full-time students can complete the program in 2½ years; part-time in 3½ years. New classes are admitted in the fall semester. In addition to the OTA associate’s degree, a bachelor's degree in any field is required for admission. For those students needing a bachelor's degree, WNMU offers a Bachelor of Arts in Rehabilitation on-line.
Contact: Dr. Elaine Struthers at email@example.com or 575-574-5177
Dominican College, Orangeburg, NY, offers a weekend program for a combined BS/MS degree. Classes meet approximately every third weekend for 6 on-campus class sessions each trimester. The BS/MS track tailored for OTAs and working adults allows students to complete all academic coursework in 2 years or 6 trimesters (OTAs) and 7 trimesters (individuals seeking a first degree in occupational therapy). Students begin the professional curriculum in September with previous OTA coursework accepted as prerequisites. Students can also work toward a combined bachelor of arts in social science and BS/MS in occupational therapy using a combination of weekend, evening, and accelerated courses for the social science prerequisites.
Contact: (845) 359-7800 x209 or
Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, NY, offers a BS in health sciences and an MS weekend program. The BS in health sciences includes all prerequisites for the OT program and can be taken on a flexible part-time schedule. The MS program meets every other weekend, 8 weekends per trimester, for 2 years.
Contact: http://www.mercy.edu/occupationaltherapyms or 914-674-7815
The Sage Colleges, Troy, NY, offers a baccalaureate degree completion program that leads to an MS in occupational therapy after 3 years of coursework plus 2 additional semesters of fieldwork.
Contact: 1-888-VERY-SAGE or 518-244-2217; firstname.lastname@example.org
The University of Findlay, Findlay, OH, offers a combined BS/MOT degree program to be completed with pre-professional requirements and three years of a professional curriculum, including fieldwork. The program is designed primarily to meet the needs of the working OTA in an every other weekend format and supportive environment. A new cohort begins the professional program in June each year.
Contact: (800) 472-9502 ext. 6936; email@example.com
Belmont University, Nashville TN, offers a weekend program leading to a master of science degree. The curriculum is delivered via a combination of distance technology and on-site sessions. On-site classes meet year-round approximately every third weekend. Computer use is required for distance coursework. Students can complete all program requirements including fieldwork in 22 months.
Contact: Dr. Lorry Liotta-Kleinfeld, 615-460-6798
Texas Woman's University, Denton, TX, offers an OTA-to-MOT bridging program for OTA's with a bachelor's degree in any field. This part-time distance learning program acknowledges the value of OTA coursework and work experience and adjusts the curriculum accordingly. Our unique program is designed for the working OTA. On campus classes meet on five Saturdays in both the Fall and Spring semesters. Summer classes are 100% on-line. The 3-year academic program is followed by 6 months of fieldwork. We admit a cohort of 15 students each fall.
Contact: http://www.twu.edu/ot/; OT@twu.edu; 940-898-2801
Concordia University, Mequon, WI, offers a weekend program for OTAs that enables them to complete a bachelor of science degree in Rehabilitative Science (BS RS) and proceed to a master of occupational therapy degree (MOT). The teaching format is a combination of online and onsite weekend classes (a total of 26 weekends required). Students can complete both degrees in 10 semesters: fall, spring, and summer (including Level II fieldwork). This program is designed for employed OTAs.
Contact: 262-243-4469; Linda.firstname.lastname@example.org
Mount Mary College, Milwaukee, WI, will typically transfer 30 or more credits from an OTA program. Occupational therapy treatment and theory courses are block-scheduled for two full weekdays per week. Liberal arts courses may require attendance one additional day per week. Upon completion of B.S. requirements, students continue in the master of science program with 24 credits being offered online. Six credits of Level II fieldwork (940 hours) are completed following completion of B.S. requirements.
Contact: Susanne Glocka (414) 256-1246; email@example.com
For specific information, please contact the schools of your choice.