Open to graduates with a baccalaureate degree in any area of study, the accredited Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT) program at Boston University is designed for students who wish to become occupational therapists. After completing two years of coursework, students do a minimum of 24 weeks of full-time supervised fieldwork. Then they are eligible to take the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) National Certification Examination, which qualifies them to enter practice as an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR).

MSOT Degree Requirements at Boston University

  • A minimum grade of “C” in all professional courses.
  • A minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0.
  • A minimum of 64 graduate-level credits.
  • Successful completion of two full-time, 12-week supervised Level II Fieldwork (SAR-OT593 and OT594) within 24 months after finishing didactic work.
  • Demonstration of appropriate professional behaviors as described in the MSOT Student Manual.
  • Meet Technical Standards.
  • Completion of all requirements within 5 years of initial matriculation.

Fieldwork

As part of the coursework, Boston University MSOT students will complete four semesters of Level I Fieldwork—each in a different clinical placement in the Boston area. Following completion of all program coursework, students will complete two full-time, 12-week Level II Fieldwork internships selected from among hundreds of available clinical sites throughout the United States.