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Master's Degree in Occupational Therapy

A Growing Field — A Way to Improve Lives

The occupational therapy program at College of Saint Mary prepares you to deliver services that help people improve their lives. The program emphasizes compassionate, ethical services for all people, particularly those who are vulnerable to compromised health and quality of living.

College of Saint Mary’s occupational therapy program is a unique, 5-year combined bachelor's and master's degree program. When you apply and are accepted, you will enroll in the bachelor's degree in rehabilitative science program, then move automatically into the master's degree in occupational therapy program.

As an occupational therapist, you will be able to help patients develop and maintain vital living and working skills. Occupational therapists evaluate physical and mental abilities, track progress and design activity programs. You can make an impact on those who need it most. After graduating, your knowledge and skills will help you become a vital member of the healthcare community.

College of Saint Mary Occupational Therapy Program

Graduation Rate

Graduation Year Students Entering/Graduating* Graduation Rate
2018 57/47 83%
2019 45/42 93%
2020 62/56 90%
Total 164/145  88% 
* Graduates entering at Level III and graduating within 150% (4 1/2 years)


Board Pass Rates

The total number of College of Saint Mary Master of Occupational Therapy graduates who passed the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) certificate exam in 2019 was 42 out of 42 graduates for an overall pass rate of 100 percent. As of 2014, the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy only posts the overall pass rate of a program regardless of the number of attempts for a student to pass the exam.  Program results from the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) can be found online at


The occupational therapy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929, (301) 652-6611, accred [at]

Degrees Offered

Master of Occupational Therapy

Career Outlook

The U.S. Department of Labor projects employment of occupational therapists to increase by as much as 26 percent by 2022. With a median annual salary of $83,200, occupational therapy is a high-demand career. After graduating from our program you will be prepared with the knowledge and skills to establish a higher quality of living for your patients. Many of our students are offered jobs at the completion of their Level II fieldwork, or upon graduation.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration

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