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Master's Degree in Occupational Therapy

NOTE:  The OT Department is no longer accepting applications to the MOT program, as of fall 2019.  Please see admission policies for the OTD program if you are interested in studying occupational therapy.  The OTD program has two pathways for admission the accelerated entry pathway for students with less than three years of college credit and the graduate admissions pathway for students with a bachelor's degree or more than three years of college credit and all pre-requisite coursework. 

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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