About This Program

Are you interested in graduate studies leading to a degree in occupational therapy?

You're in the right spot. You'll enter the occupational therapy program with a bachelor's degree already in hand, and earn a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy in two and a half to three years.

Are you interested in undergraduate studies leading to a degree in occupational therapy?

You're looking for our undergraduate entry occupational therapy program, where you'll earn a Bachelor of Science in health science and a Master of Science in occupational therapy in five and a half years. Learn more about our combined degree program.

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In the occupational therapy program, you’ll engage in a mix of classroom, laboratory, group projects, and various levels of fieldwork experiences. As a student, you will become practiced in entry-level occupational therapy theory, evaluation and treatment techniques, clinical reasoning, research, teaching skills, management, and teamwork.

With the opportunity for flexible scheduling, the occupational therapy program is ideal for any type of student. You’ll gain experience working under the direction of trained therapists in two full-time internships that will help you build essential technical and clinical skills, critical problem-solving techniques, leadership skills, and self-confidence and professional identity. And, with more than 300 fieldwork sites across the country that are affiliated with the program, chances are that you’ll be able to do something you love—all while giving back to your community. 

  • Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education

    c/o American Occupational Therapy Association
    4720 Montgomery Lane
    Suite 200
    Bethesda, MD 20814

  • (301) 652-2682


Our Entry Level Master’s Program in occupational therapy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).

  • Graduates of the Springfield College occupational therapy master's degree program have been going out into the world and making a difference since the program's launch in 1993. 

Program Outcomes

To see Springfield College occupational therapy (OT) program performance data, visit the NBCOT school performance page.

And, be sure to check out the occupational therapy program outcomes.

  • National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy

    12 South Summit Avenue
    Suite 100
    Gaithersburg, MD 20877

  • (301) 990-7979

  • (301) 869-8492 (fax)

  • Website

Certification and Licensure

Graduates of the program 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 the exam, the individual will be an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR). In addition, all 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. 

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Student Employment

Work on our campus to earn money while pursuing your graduate degree.


Make a lasting impact on students' lives while helping to fund your education