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If you are looking for the best Occupational Therapy Schools in Massachusetts, then here we have the best OT Schools in Massachusetts.

Occupational Therapy Schools in Massachusetts

  1. Springfield College
  2. Tufts University
  3. Worcester State University
  4. Salem State University
  5. Boston University
  6. Bay Path University
  7. American International College
  8. MGH Institute of Health Professions
  9. Western New England University
  10. Regis College

1.Springfield College

Springfield College offers 2.5 years Master of Science Occupational Therapy (entry-Level) and 5.5 years BS/MS Occupational Therapy (combined program) Occupational Degrees.

Deadlines

  • Application Deadline Jan. 15
    Early Decision 1: Dec. 1
    Early Decision 2: Jan. 15
  • Credential DeadlineFeb. 1
    Early Decision 1: Jan. 1
    Early Decision 2: Feb. 1

Requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree;
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher;
  • 2 letters of recommendation;
  • A statement of purpose;
  • Applicants must have observed, volunteered, and/or worked in an occupational therapy setup(no minimum hours is mentioned).

Prerequisites:

  • Anatomy Physiology I and II (with labs); plus one additional physical science with lab (Physics, Chemistry, or Kinesiology recommended);
  • Intro to Psychology;
  • Intro to Sociology or Anthropology;
  • Abnormal Psychology;
  • Child Development or Developmental Psychology;
  • Two semesters of English, including composition;
  • Introduction to statistics.

Tuitions

This is the occupational therapy graduate program tuition and fee information for the 2019-20 academic year.

 Year Five
Three Semesters
35 Credits
Estimated
Year Six
Two Semesters
19 credits
Total
Tuition$37,555$20,387$57,942
Graduate Student Fees$370$370$740
Course Fees$225$75$300
Total$38,150$20,832$58,982

Contact

Diane Carignan
Administrative Assistant
Department of Occupational Therapy
(413) 748-3581
ot@springfield.edu

2.Tufts University

Tufts University offers the following Occupational Therapy Degrees.

  1. Master of Science Occupational Therapy (entry-level)
  2. Master of Science Occupational Therapy (Post-professional)
  3. Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD- Post-professional)

Requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree;
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher;
  • 2 letters of recommendation;
  • A statement of purpose;

Prerequisites:

  • Human Anatomy and Physiology I &II (with lab);
  • Developmental Psychology or Human Development;
  • Abnormal Psychology;
  • One additional social science course (this course can be in the area of psychology, anthropology, sociology);
  • One Biology course (with lab);
  • Introductory statistics;
  • Certificate of Hepatitis B vaccination.

Entry-Level OTD Prerequisites

  • Human Cell Biology
  • Physiology
  • Human Development
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • General Social Science
  • Statistics

Post-professional Master’s Prerequisites

  • Statistics

Post-professional OTD Prerequisites

  • Statistics
  • Research Methods

Contact and Address:

Department of Occupational Therapy
574 Boston Avenue
School of Arts and Sciences
Tufts University
Medford, MA 02155
Phone: 617-627-6259 | Fax: 617-627-3722
BSOT@tufts.edu

3.Worcester State University

Worcester State University offers 3 years Master of Occupational Therapy (entry-level)and 5 years BSOS/MS Occupational Therapy (combined program) degree.

Requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree;
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher;
  • 2 letters of recommendation;
  • A completed Tuition Residency Statement;
  • GRE scores on the verbal, quantitative, and writing sections (at the 50th percentile).

Prerequisites:

  • Anatomy Physiology I and II (with labs);
  • Intro to Psychology;
  • Developmental Psychology;
  • Neuroscience with lab (biology-based course, not psychology-based);
  • Statistics.

Contact:

Occupational Therapy Department
486 Chandler Street
Worcester, MA 01602-2597
Email- OT@worcester.edu

4.Salem State University

Salem State University offers 3 years MSOT and 5 years BS/MS degree.

Requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree;
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher;
  • 2 letters of recommendation;
  • A statement of purpose;
  • A minimum of 20 total hours of occupational therapy observation in any therapy settings.

Prerequisites:

  • Medical Terminology Course (Certificate)
  • BIO 200 & 201   Anatomy & Physiology I & II (8)
  • SMS 300   Kinesiology (3)
  • PSY 215   Abnormal Psychology (3)
  • PSY   Human Growth & Development (3)
  • SOC 201   Intro to Sociology or Intro to Anthropology (3)                          
  • BIO 400   Neuroanatomy (4)
  • MAT 247 Statistics (Math, Psych or Business) (3) Can take option OT course**
  • PHL 218  Ethics (any course) (3)

Undergraduate Tuition and Fees 2019-20

Degree CategoryTuition and FeesRoom and Board**Total
Undergraduate: In-State$11,284.00$13,056.00$24,340.00
Undergraduate: Out-of-State$18,064.80$13,056.00$31,120.80
Undergraduate: NE Regional and Proximity$12,379.80$13,056.00$25,435.80

Graduate Tuition and Fees 2019-20

Degree CategoryTuition and Fees
Graduate: In-State*$8,460.00
Graduate: Out-of-State* $10,080.00

Note: Above is 2019/20 data. 2020/21 fees will be available in June 2020.

Contact:

Occupational Therapy Program
352 Lafayette Street
Salem, MA 01970-5353
Email- jsilveira@salemstate.edu

5.Boston University

Boston University offers 3 years OTD Program

  1. Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD- entry level)
  2. Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD- post-professional)

Requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree;
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher;
  • A minimum GRE scores required (Verbal: 153; Quantitative: 144; and Writing: 4.5);
  • One special essay;
  • 3 letters of recommendation.
  • Experiences in at least two different OT practice areas (not compulsory but highly recommended- no minimum numbers of hours);
  • TOEFL score (total score-90 to 100);
  • Technical Standards.

Prerequisites:

  • Anatomy & Physiology I & II (with lab);
  • Gross Human Anatomy;
  • Abnormal Psychology;
  • Developmental Psychology;
  • Statistics.

Contact:

Department of Occupational Therapy
635 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215-1605
Email- ot@bu.edu

6.Bay Path University

Prerequisites:

  • Anatomy & Physiology I (with lab)
  • Anatomy & Physiology II (with lab)
  • Developmental Psychology (lifespan birth to death)
  • Statistics  
  • Sociology, Anthropology, or Culture 

Occupational Therapy Bridge Program

Track One: A student with an associate’s degree in either OTA or PTA will be required to take 101 credits over the course of three years to earn their Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) degree.

REQUIREMENTS:


• SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF AN ASSOCIATE’S DEGREE IN OTA OR PTA FROM A REGIONALLY ACCREDITED INSTITUTION
•CURRENTLY HOLD AN OTA OR PTA LICENSE
• HAVE AT LEAST 1 YEAR OF FULL-TIME PRACTICE EXPERIENCE  


Track Two: A student with an associate’s degree in either OTA or PTA and a bachelor’s degree (in any field) will be required to take 70 credits over the course of two years to earn their Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) degree.

REQUIREMENTS:


• SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF AN ASSOCIATE’S DEGREE IN OTA OR PTA FROM A REGIONALLY ACCREDITED INSTITUTION
• SUCCESSFUL COMPLETE OF A BACHELOR’S DEGREE IN ANY FIELD FROM A REGIONALLY ACCREDITED INSTITUTION
• CURRENTLY, HOLD AN OTA OR PTA LICENSE
• HAVE AT LEAST 1 YEAR OF FULL-TIME PRACTICE EXPERIENCE 
• ONE COURSE IN EACH OF THE FOLLOWING MUST BE COMPLETED (WITHIN THE LAST FIVE YEARS) WITH A GRADE OF B- OR BETTER:

Prerequisites:

– ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY I (WITH LAB)
– ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY II (WITH LAB)
– DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY (LIFESPAN BIRTH TO DEATH)
– STATISTICS
– SOCIOLOGY, ANTHROPOLOGY, OR CULTURE 

Bachelor’s to post-professional OTD

Bachelor’s to post-professional OTD: A student with a Bachelor’s degree in OT will be required to take 54 credits to earn their OTD degree.

REQUIREMENTS:

– SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF A BACHELOR’S DEGREE IN OT
– HOLD A CURRENT OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY LICENSE
– HAVE AT LEAST 10 YEARS OF FULL-TIME PRACTICE EXPERIENCE  

Master’s to post-professional OTD

Master’s to post-professional OTD: A student with an Bachelor’s and Master’s degree will be required to take 36 credits in order to earn their OTD degree.

REQUIREMENTS:

– SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF A BACHELOR’S AND MASTER’S DEGREE
– HOLD A CURRENT OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY LICENSE
– HAVE AT LEAST 1 YEAR OF FULL-TIME PRACTICE EXPERIENCE

Accreditation requires OT programs to identify a cost of program attendance. The following chart outlines estimated expenses a Master of Occupational Therapy student may expect throughout the 2 year degree program.

Tution

Current estimated cost of attendance for the 2 year Master of Occupational Therapy ProgramTotals
Tuition$83,725
Lab Fees$850
Books and Supplies$2,000
iPad Device$400
AOTA Student Membership for 2 Years$150
Fieldwork Documentation (ex: CORI, health screenings, fingerprinting, etc).
*Cost may vary based on individual site specific requirements
$360
Loan Fees
*Estimate based on fees for a federal loan of $20,500 for 2 years.
$464
University Health Insurance
*Yearly fee of $3699 may not apply based on student access to health insurance outside of the University.
$7,398
Living Allowance
**Actual amount for each MOT student may vary based on lifestyle choices.
$24,000
Transportation
**Actual amount for each MOT student may vary based on lifestyle choices.
$2,800
Misc. Expense(s)
**Example of a miscellaneous expense may include, but is not limited to, home internet service for access to University email and LMS while off campus.
$2,400
Total 
** Estimated dollar amount factored by the University on an annual basis per federal financial aid.
$124,547

Accreditation requires OT programs to identify a cost of program attendance. The following chart outlines estimated expenses a Master of Occupational Therapy student may expect throughout the completion of the bridge track 1 degree program.

Current estimated cost of attendance for Track 1 of the MOT Bridge ProgramTotals
Tuition$83,325
Books and Supplies$2,500
iPad Device$400
AOTA Student Membership for 3 Years$225
Fieldwork Documentation (ex: CORI, health screenings, fingerprinting, etc).
*Cost may vary based on individual site specific requirements
$360
Loan Fees
*Estimate based on fees for a federal loan of $20,500 for 3 years.
$696
University Health Insurance
*Yearly fee of $3699 may not apply based on student access to health insurance outside of the University.
$11,097
Living Allowance
**Actual amount for each MOT student may vary based on lifestyle choices.
$36,000
Transportation
**Actual amount for each MOT student may vary based on lifestyle choices.
$4,200
Misc. Expense(s)
**Example of a miscellaneous expense may include, but is not limited to, home internet service for access to University email and LMS while off campus.
$3,600
Total 
** Estimated dollar amount factored by the University on an annual basis per federal financial aid.
$142,403

Accreditation requires OT programs to identify a cost of program attendance. The following chart outlines estimated expenses a Master of Occupational Therapy student may expect throughout the completion of the bridge track 2 degree program.

Current estimated cost of attendance for Track 2 of the MOT Bridge ProgramTotals
Tuition$68,950
Books and Supplies$2,000
iPad Device$400
AOTA Student Membership for 2 Years$150
Fieldwork Documentation (ex: CORI, health screenings, fingerprinting, etc).
*Cost may vary based on individual site specific requirements
$360
Loan Fees
*Estimate based on fees for a federal loan of $20,500 for 2 years.
$464
University Health Insurance
*Yearly fee of $3699 may not apply based on student access to health insurance outside of the University.
$7,398
Living Allowance
**Actual amount for each MOT student may vary based on lifestyle choices.
$24,000
Transportation
**Actual amount for each MOT student may vary based on lifestyle choices.
$2,800
Misc. Expense(s)
**Example of a miscellaneous expense may include, but is not limited to, home internet service for access to University email and LMS while off campus.
$2,400
Total
** Estimated dollar amount factored by the University on an annual basis per federal financial aid.
$108,922
Occupational Therapy (MOT) (Please see program homepage for a complete estimated cost breakdown)$985/credit
Occupational Therapy Bridge (MOT) (Please see program homepage for a complete estimated cost breakdown)$825/credit Track 1 
$985/credit Track 2
Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD)$995/credit

*Please Note: Tuition and fees for the PA program are estimated for the 24 months as tuition is subject to change for 2020-2021.

PA Students can expect to spend upward of $1,500 for textbooks and educational resources throughout the program.

PA Students are also required to purchase an equipment kit which will be used in the instruction of history and physical examination techniques. The cost of the equipment kit is approximately $1,000. Some students may elect to purchase additional equipment in the clinical phase of the program. All costs are the responsibility of the student.

Contact:

Occupational Therapy Program
588 Longmeadow Street
Longmeadow, MA 01106-2212
Email- otgraduate@baypath.edu

7.American International College

American International College offers the following degrees.

  1. BS/MS Occupational Therapy
  2. Master of Science Occupational Therapy
  3. Doctor of Occupational therapy (Post-Professional)

Requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree;
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher;
  • 2 letters of recommendation (one must be academic)
  • A personal statement;
  • 16 total hours of occupational therapy observation in two different therapy settings.

Prerequisites:

  • Anatomy and Physiology, with lab;
  • General Physics, with lab;
  • Abnormal Psychology;
  • Developmental Psychology.

Contact:

Division of Occupational Therapy
1000 State Street
Springfield, MA 01109-3189
Email- elaina.lempke@aic.edu

8.MGH Institute of Health Professions

MGH Institute of Health Professions offers 3 years Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD).

Requirements:

  • A bachelor degree;
  • A cumulative GPA score of 3.0 or better;
  • 3 letters of recommendation;
  • A minimum OT observation of 40 hours in any OT practice settings;
  • GRE score report is required;
  • Minimum TOEFL (internet-based) requirement is 80 and the minimum IELTS requirement is 6.5 (for an international candidate);
  • A personal statement;
  • Immunization.

Prerequisites:

  • Human Anatomy or Human Anatomy & Physiology I (with lab);
  • Human anatomy or Human anatomy & physiology II;
  • Biology (with lab);
  • Intro to Psychology;
  • Abnormal Psychology;
  • A Human Development course that covers the entire lifespan, from birth to death
  • A Social Science course (Sociology, Anthropology, Ethics, Political Science, etc. are acceptable)
  • Statistics.

Contact:

School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Department of Occupational Therapy
36 First Avenue, Charlestown Navy Yard
Boston, MA 02129-4557
Email- otdel@mghihp.edu

9.Western New England University

Western New England University offers DOCTOR OF OCCUPATIONAL degree.

Requirements:

  • A baccalaureate degree;
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher;
  • GRE scores not required;
  • A personal statement;
  • 2 letters of recommendation.
  • Documented observation hours–candidates will be required to complete two observations, in two different settings, consisting of a minimum of 14 hours in total;
  • TOEFL score (total score-80).

Prerequisites:

  • Human Anatomy and Physiology;
  • Physics or Chemistry;
  • Biological, Psychological, or Educational Statistics;
  • Introduction to Sociology or Social Psychology;
  • Development Psychology;
  • Abnormal Psychology;
  • Medical Terminology.

DOCTOR OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY TUITION

Tuition for the Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) program is $887 per credit for the 2019-2020 academic year. The total fee amount (including the University comprehensive fee, OTD student activity fee, and OTD technology fee) for 2019-2020 is $2,904.

Courses are offered in three semesters annually, Fall, Spring and Summer.

Annual Program Costs

TuitionFeesAnnual Cost
Year 1 (43 cr.) $38,141 $2,904 $41,045
Year 2 (36 cr.) $31,932 $2,904 $34,836
Year 3 (30 cr.) $26,610 $2,904 $29,514
Total (109 cr.)   $105,395

*Tuition is based on 2019/2020 rate and does not factor annual tuition increases.

Contact:

Division of Occupational Therapy
1215 Wilbraham Road
Springfield, MA 01119-2612
Email- OTD@wne.edu

10.Regis College

Regis College offers 2.5 years MSOT degree.

Prerequisites:

  • Anatomy and Physiology 1 with Lab 4 credits
  • Anatomy and Physiology 2 with Lab 4 credits
  • Human Development (Psychology) 3 credits
  • Abnormal Psychology 3 credits
  • Kinesiology 3-4 credits
  • Sociology 3 credits
  • Statistics 3 credits
  • Neuroanatomy/Neurobiology 3-4 credits

Admission Requirements

  1. Application, résumé, and personal statement
  2. Applicants must achieve at least one of the following levels for admittance:
    • Completion of a related (biology, kinesiology, athletic training) undergraduate degree from an accredited university with a minimum GPA of 3.0 or
    • Completion of an undergraduate degree from an accredited university and a B- or better in all prerequisite courses listed below
  3. Official transcripts
  4. Two recommendation letters from professors or supervisors
  5. Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  6. A personal interview
  7. A non-refundable application fee

74Credits (56 Billed Credits)$1,396Average Cost Per Credit*$103,320Total Cost**

* Only 56 credits out of 74 credits are billed at a cost of $1,845 per credit for a total program cost of $103,320.
** Based on the academic year 2019-2020. Cost per credit and total cost subject to inflation.

Contact:

Occupational Therapy Program
235 Wellesley Street
Weston, MA 02493-1571
Email- michael.roberts@ regiscollege.edu

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