Occupational Therapy

Master's Degree (MS)

Occupational therapy helps individuals regain and build skills that are important for their health, well-being, safety and daily living.

As an occupational therapist, you'll work with people of all ages who have various physical, developmental, social or emotional challenges. You will help them develop the skills to lead independent, productive and satisfying lives.

D'Youville College's master of science degree program includes courses in occupational therapy theory and practice, six months of supervised fieldwork, and research.

D'Youville Advantages

  • Receive individual attention from dedicated faculty mentors and clinicians at the forefront of their field.
  • Learn in classes, labs and seminars sized for effective teaching and mentoring.
  • Participate in clinical experiences early in the program and throughout the three years.
  • Receive personalized academic advisement.
  • Choose from approximately 300 fieldwork placements throughout the United States (including Alaska and Hawaii) and Canada.
  • Join a degree program with consistently high career placement rates.
  • Our students' certification exam scores consistently meet or exceed the national average.

You will be prepared to become a registered occupational therapist by taking the National Certification Examination for Occupational Therapists, administered by the National Board for the Certification of Occupational Therapists (NBCOT). Most states, including New York, require licensure to practice. State licensure is typically based on the results of the NBCOT certification exam, but must be applied for separately in the state in which you plan to practice.

Majors & Programs

Master's Degree

Occupational Therapy (M.S.)

Note to applicants: Be sure to check out the application and admission requirements for this program.

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Get to Know Us

  • Our Faculty

    "I meet with students to coach them about their clinical choices and placements."
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  • Our Students

    "I really enjoy getting out of the classroom and seeing things that we have studied being put into practice by therapists."
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  • Our Alumni

    "I studied occupational therapy to promote client-centered holistic care."
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