Occupational therapy at Salem State offers two unique, part-time evening options for adult learners seeking an entry-level master’s degree in occupational therapy.
- Combined BS/MS bridge program in occupational therapy for OT Assistants who have obtained an associate's degree in occupational therapy from an accredited OTA program Note: Only certified occupational therapy assistants with an associate's degree from an accredited institution may apply to this program.
- Direct-Entry MS program in occupational therapy for those who have completed a bachelor’s degree in another field of study.
A Growing Career
National demand for occupational therapists is expected to grow by 27 percent over the next decade. Nationally, 96% of OT jobs require a master's degree. The average salary for an occupational therapist is over $81,000.
Graduates from Salem State's program achieve high pass rates on the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy exam. See our NBCOT Performance Exam Results.
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Note: A felony conviction could affect eligibility to sit for the National Board of Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) examination and make one ineligible for a license from the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Allied Health Professionals.
ACOTE Contact Information
Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
c/o Accreditation Department
American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200
North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929
301.652.6611, ext. 2914