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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.

  1. 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.  
  2. Direct-Entry MS program in occupational therapy for those who have completed a bachelor’s degree in another field of study

Accreditation and Assessment

The occupational therapy program at Salem State University is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE), the accrediting body of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). Enrolling in an accredited program provides our students with two primary assurances:

  • Our program is adherent to strict ACOTE standards
  • We will ensure a continued commitment to improve program standards

Accreditation also benefits potential employers knowing that our graduates have met or exceeded industry standards. In fact, a degree from an accredited institution can often be a requirement for employment.

ACOTE Contact Information

Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
c/o Accreditation Department
American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20814-3449
acoteonline.org
301.652.6611, ext. 2914

AOTA Contact Information

American Occupational Therapy Association
4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20814-3449
Phone: 301.652.2982
TDD: 800.377.8555
Fax: 301.652.7711

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.

View NBCOT Performance Exam Results

Graduate Performance Results

Academic Year Students Entered/Students Graduated Graduation Rates
2014 7/7 100%
2015 7/7 100%
2016 11/11 100%
3-year Total 25/25 100%
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