Occupational Therapy, MSOT
At Maria College, our Master of Science in Occupational Therapy program is a 70-credit, full-time learning program, completed over two years with face-to-face meetings on weekends, on-campus in Albany, NY. Upon successful completion, program graduates are eligible to sit for the occupational therapy national certification exam, through the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy. Passing the certification exam allows graduates to apply for occupational therapy licenses in the states of their choosing.
Occupational therapy is a growing profession, serving people of all ages and backgrounds. Occupational therapists work in schools, hospitals, skilled nursing, other rehab settings and the community. Maria’s occupational therapy master’s program is designed to emphasize opportunity education and to benefit under-served populations with an emphasis on cultural awareness, wellness and community integration. This program is great for working adults, in fact many students are able to work part-time while completing their degree. Contact our admissions team to learn more or start your application today for the MSOT program!
We welcome diversity.
In Maria’s MSOT program, we welcome and encourage applicants from a diversity of backgrounds and walks of life. We encourage applications from adult and non-traditional learners, from second career individuals and those with undergraduate degrees outside of those typically found in occupational therapy. These backgrounds can include but are not limited to the visual and performing arts, philosophy and education, theology and or philosophy, and many other disciplines.
The Maria experience.
Maria offers very competitive tuition rates, exceptional personal attention with a warm and friendly environment, and a weekend schedule for courses in the MSOT program. With our state-of-the-art learning spaces and quality student services, you will have access to the technology and resources to succeed in a small school environment. Finally, our program utilizes a blended weekend format designed for working adults. Please see the curriculum outline for course sequences.
Early Mentoring Program.
The Early Mentoring Program provides incoming MSOT students with instruction and review of essential professional terminology and hands-on skills. The course is free and available to students accepted into the MSOT program. Notably, other mentoring activities continue throughout the program.
The Early Mentoring program begins with online activities in June and culminates with one Saturday on-campus meeting in August.
While not required, the program is strongly recommended for students who do not already have an OTA degree; or, for OTAs who would like to brush up on their skills.
Students may register for the program after acceptance into the MSOT program.