Master of Occupational Therapy


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  • Accreditation

    The Master of Occupational Therapy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE - www.acoteonline.org) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at:  

    •  ACOTE  
      • c/o Accreditation Department
      • American Occupational  Therapy Association ( AOTA)
      • 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200
      • Bethesda, MD 20814-3449
      • (301) 652-2682

    Program Graduation Rates

    The Master of Occupational Therapy program has strong graduation rates. The following table identifies the three most recent calendar years (2011, 2012, 2013) for the program’s number of graduates and graduation rates.

      Number of Students
    Entering Program
     Number of Students
    Graduating from
    Program
    Graduation
    Rates
    (Retention) 
    Class of 2011    363494%
    Class of 2012  363288%
    Class of 2013  363494%
    Total10810092.5%

     

    National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT)

    Completion of the Master of Occupational Therapy program in its entirety is required for eligibility for the national certification examination. Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) www.nbcot.org. After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR).  Most states also require a license in order to practice; however, state licensure is usually based on the result of the NBCOT certification examination. A felony conviction may affect a graduate's ability to sit for the exam or to attain state licensure.

    The NBCOT School Performance link reflects the exam results of graduates from the University of Mississippi Medical Center's Master of Occupational Therapy Program, and it can be accessed by clicking here.  The following table identifies NBCOT results for the three most recent years available regarding performance of UMMC MOT program graduates: 

    Year

    Number of
    program
    graduates

    Number of
    first-time
    test takers

    Number of
    first-time
    test takers
    who passed
    the exam

    Percentage
    of first-time
    test takers
    who passed
    the exam

    2010

    32

    31

    28

    90%

    2011

    34

    35

    33

    94%

    2012

    32

    32

    30

    94%

    Total 3-year

    98

    98

    91

    93%