Occupational Therapy (MSOT)
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Considering a Doctorate in Occupational Therapy?
After the first year of the MSOT program students can decide to continue on that path or pursue their OTD at Springfield College.
BS to MSOT Option
Are you looking for our undergraduate pre-occupational therapy program? Springfield College also offers a BS in Health Science: Pre-OT to MSOT you can complete in five and a half years.
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In the Springfield College MS in Occupational Therapy (MSOT), you’ll engage in a mix of classroom, laboratory, group projects, and 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 student. You’ll gain experience working under the direction of trained therapists in two full-time internships. These experiences 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 affiliated fieldwork sites across the country, you’ll be able to do something you love—all while giving back to your community.
Graduates of the MSOT program will be eligible to take the board exam, become licensed, and work as an occupational therapist.
Employment opportunities for occupational therapists are expected to increase 14% through 2031, faster than the average for all occupations, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
With a degree in occupational therapy, you can have an in-demand and fulfilling career. Our graduates work at schools, universities, government agencies, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, community-based settings, and in many other settings across the country.
How to Apply:
The prerequisite courses include:
- Anatomy and Physiology, I and II courses with labs (must be taken within the past 5 years) (6-8 credits)
- Natural science course with lab (3 to 4 credits)
- Abnormal Psychology course (3 credits)
- Lifespan Development/Developmental Psychology course (3 credits)
- Statistics (3 credits)
- Sociology or Anthropology course (3 credits)
- English and writing intensive courses (6 credits)
Apply through OTCAS
Applications for the OTD 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.
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. Other tests may be accepted on a case-by-case basis. Please refer to our language requirements for more information on acceptable tests, minimum scores, exemptions, and conditional acceptance. 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 (NACES). For this we recommend SpanTran, with its customized portal for Springfield College applicants. World Education Services or Josef Silny & Associates, Inc. are also recommended for your credential evaluations.
The staff in the Office of International Admissions can assist you with questions you may have about enrolling at Springfield College as an international student by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis as space is available.
- Application and Supporting Materials Deadline: June 18
- Application and Supporting Materials Deadline: May 1