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. 

 

Admissions Requirements

This program enrolls students in the fall term only.

Apply through OTCAS

Applications for the Master's in Occupational Therapy must be submitted through OTCAS.

In order to be considered, applications must be complete in OTCAS by the January 1 program deadline. Materials required are: Personal Statement, Resume, Official Transcripts, Letters of Recommendation. 

International Applicants

All international applicants from non-English speaking countries are required, in addition to the items listed above, to submit:

  • Proof of English language proficiency by way of the TOEFL or IELTS. If your undergraduate degree was earned in the United States and you successfully completed College level English, we will consider English language proficiency met.
  • Please note: Transcripts must be in English. If the transcript is not in English you will be required to submit a professional credential evaluation completed by any member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services. In some cases, including if you plan to request coursework be transferred, a course-by-course translation is required. For this we recommend the World Education Services or Josef Silny & Associates, Inc.

Our Associate Director of International Admissions Nicholas Venn can answer any questions you may have about enrolling in Springfield College as an international student. You may email him at nvenn@springfield.edu or via phone at (413) 748-3891.

Course requirements (85 credits)

II. Additional Fieldwork Options for Students

Students entering from the Springfield College Health Science/Pre-OT program

I. Course requirements (59 credits)

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Master of Occupational Therapy candidates must submit applications via OTCAS here. The application deadline is January 1.

Graduate Program Courses $1,105 per credit
Approximate total cost (85 credits) $93,925
Graduate Student Fee* $385
Enrollment Deposit $300

All approximate costs above are based on 2020-21 academic year costs.

*The graduate student fee (full time) includes the following costs for the 2020-21 academic year.

  • Student Government Fee: $20
  • Community Engagement Fee: $35
  • Recreation Fee: $315
  • Class Dues: $15

The graduate student fee (part-time) is $85 per semester.

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FELLOWSHIPS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

 

Coming 2023

The New Health Sciences Center at Springfield College

The new Springfield College Health Sciences Center will empower transformative approaches to education, career enhancement, service, research, and leadership in healthcare. The Center will build on the success of the School of Health Sciences, and ensure its standing as the leading choice for the finest students, faculty, and staff.

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  • Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education

    c/o American Occupational Therapy Association
    6116 Executive Boulevard
    Suite 200
    North Bethesda, MD 20852-4949

  • (301) 652-AOTA (2682)

Accreditation

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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