BS/MS in Occupational Therapy

The focus of the occupational therapy program is to prepare the OTA adult learner for transition to a master's entry-level practitioner through a flexible, part-time evening program, which encompasses a philosophy of progressive education. This program will meet the standards, skills, values and ethics set forth by the Accreditation Council of Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE).

Admission Policy

Educational Requirements

  • Bachelor of science in occupational health studies from Salem State University 
  • A minimum of a 3.0 GPA (Students with a GPA of less than 3.0 may petition the Salem State Occupational Therapy Graduate Committee for consideration of admissions.)

Work Related Experience

Candidates must maintain certification and/or licensure while enrolled in the program and will submit a copy of his/her credentials to the admissions office

    Additional Information

    Meet all other Salem State admission policies as stated in the occupational therapy graduate program application

      Graduates from the Masters program meeting all requirements will be eligible to sit for the Occupational Therapy Certification Examination administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT).

      *Please Note: Any student who has been convicted of a prior felony may be considered ineligible by NBCOT to sit for the NBCOT exam and may be unable to attain an OT license from the State Licensure Board. 


      To apply to this program, please visit our admissions section here.


        Visit the 2016-2017 School of Graduate Studies catalog Occupational Therapy BS/MS page for more course details and program requirements. 


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