Master | MSOT

The Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT) program takes 2.5 years to complete and consists of 74 credit hours. Upon completion, graduates will demonstrate competency to work with persons of all ages to achieve their highest level of independent functioning.

Occupational therapists may use “hands on” techniques, creative solutions, technology, and resources to assist individuals in overcoming physical and mental challenges, to promote wellness and to live a productive lifestyle.
The program design provides graduates with critical thinking skills and the integration of theory and practice with an emphasis in clinical and community practice, research, administration, and consumer education. Academic coursework and practical skills are synergistically integrated into the curriculum and includes core courses on the study of the following: occupation, theories, assessments and interventions, methods of practice, fieldwork experiences, and a capstone research project. 

Accreditation

The Department of Occupational Therapy entry-level masters program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). The next accreditation self study and onsite visit are scheduled in 2026/2027.

NEXT STEPS

Go ahead... take the next step. Ignite your passion, discover your strength, and prepare to make a difference in the world. There is no ceiling to what you can do at WSSU. #BeTheNext

One benefit from attending the Occupational Therapy program is being recognized by employers as attending one of the premiere OT programs in the state. I feel really great knowing that I received a degree in OT from WSSU. 

Landon Bowers '16