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. 

Prospective Graduate Students

Information Sessions

Learn more about the graduate entry program and its application process at one of our upcoming information sessions.

  • Tuesday, April 23
  • Wednesday, May 8

All sessions are held in the Health Sciences Center at 4 p.m. To register, call Diane Carignan at (413) 748-3581.

    OT student working with patient
    • 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. 

    Fellowships & Scholarships

    Let us help you make your graduate education as affordable as possible.

    Student Employment

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

    Applying for Aid

    Fill out the FAFSA and learn about our loan programs.