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Estimated Cost, Tuition and Fees for Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) Program

UMMC's Student Financial Aid maintains estimated costs of attendance and tuition, including information about SHRP programs such as the entry-level professional doctor of occupational therapy degree program.

As stated in the UMMC Bulletin, the Medical Center reserves the right to increase or modify tuition and fees without prior notice subject to the approval of the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning.

Estimated additional expenses

In addition to tuition and health insurance, students should be aware of the following additional expenses: 

First year

  • Educational supplies
    • Textbooks - $1,900
    • Laptop computer with Microsoft Office software - $1,200
    • Computer supplies/copies - $300
    • Office supplies - $450
    • Class project supplies - $100
    • Printer/scanner - $100
    • Anatomy electronic dissector - $35
  • Instruments
    • Goniometer, blood pressure cuff - $90
    • Lap supplies for Anatomy - $70
  • Lab apparel/uniforms
    • Scrubs, lab coat/patch, shoes, etc. - $550
  • Other
    • Fieldwork I travel expenses - $500
    • MSOTA membership - $30
    • AOTA membership - $75
    • Basic life support training (CPR) - $40
    • Background check - $60
    • Vaccinations - $110

Total estimated first-year costs - $5,610

Second year

  • Educational supplies¬†
    • Textbooks - $1,500
    • Computer supplies/copies - $350
    • Office supplies - $350
    • Class project supplies - $80
    • Professional posters - $25
  • Lab apparel/uniforms
    • Scrubs - $250
    • Lab coat with patch for white coat ceremony - $50
  • Other
    • Field work I travel expenses - $500
    • AOTA membership - $75
    • Class field trip expenses - $150

Total estimated second-year cost - $3,330

Third year

  • Educational supplies
    • Textbooks - $200
    • Educational supplies - $1,000
  • Lab apparel/uniforms
    • Scrubs - $250
  • National board exam/certification
    • NBCOT national certification examination fee - $650
  • State/local licensure fee
    • State licensure fees (Mississippi) - $250
  • Other
    • AOTA board prep material - $150
    • Board exam review course - $330
    • AOTA membership - $75
    • Basic life support training (CPR) - $40
    • Background check - $60
    • Drug screen - $65
    • Fieldwork II health requirements - $300
    • Fieldwork II travel expenses (two 12-week fieldwork assignments) - Varied cost
    • Capstone experience travel expenses (one 14-week assignment) - Varied cost

Total estimated third-year cost - $3,370

Computer/electronic device

Students are required to have a computer/device. This cost is factored into "Educational Supplies" (above) for the first year.

To ensure that you have a computer/device that meets minimum standards to function with UMMC platforms, it must at least function at the following levels:

  • Windows 7 or Windows 10; Mac OS 10 or better;
  • Must be patched by operating system company regularly;
  • Modern browser such as the latest Chrome or Internet Explorer/Edge; and
  • Must run a modern and updated anti-virus solution.

Fieldwork Courses

Students are also required to complete two 12-week full-time fieldworks and a 16-week capstone experience which are typically not within commuting distance from the Jackson area. At least one and potentially more of these placements may be outside of Mississippi. Therefore, students should be prepared to provide for their own transportation, living, and other incidental expenses during these clinical affiliations.

Program withdrawal/refunds

Please note that the curriculum is designed to be sequential (i.e., all courses for each semester are prerequisites for courses in subsequent semesters). Students are not allowed to withdraw from a single class without withdrawing from the entire program. If a student becomes interested in withdrawing from the program, the UMMC Bulletin provides details regarding the institution's withdrawal policy and related tuition refunds. Additionally, withdrawal dates are highlighted on the academic calendar provided on the School of Health Related Professions webpage.