Get the training you need and meet a growing demand for occupational therapists.
Why earn a Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) degree at Missouri State?
Get your degree at a lower cost than other schools
Your tuition goes farther here – we rank in the Top 10 for most affordable master’s degrees in occupational therapy. You may qualify for scholarships and other financial aid.
Receive hands-on training in great facilities
At the state-of-the-art O’Reilly Clinical Health Sciences Center, you’ll have resources that support your growth. Train and learn in superb labs, clinics and research spaces.
Aid your community and give back
Find your style and gain experience in community and clinical settings. Most of your courses have experiential or service-learning aspects.
Learn from actual occupational therapists
Your faculty are doctorally prepared and remain active in clinical practice. They know current and emerging trends in the industry.
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Become an expert practitioner in a growing health care field.
Program resources and information
Our entry-level occupational therapy master’s degree program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is 301-652-AOTA and its Web address is www.acoteonline.org.
Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapist administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR). In addition, all states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. Note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate's ability to sit for the NBCOT Certification Examination or attain state licensure.
The students must complete all graduation and fieldwork requirements in a timely manner. All Level II fieldwork must be completed within 24 months following completion of the didactic portion of the program.
For more information on accreditation, visit the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education website.