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Tuition and Fees - Doctor of Occupational Therapy

For information on tuition and fees for the entry-level professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy program, contact the Office of Student Accounting.

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, fees, health insurance, and professional association dues, students should be prepared to spend approximately $5500 the first year, $3500 the second year, and $3500 the third year for necessary books, supplies, and uniforms.

First Year

  • Books - $2200        
  • Educational supplies - $2100                  
  • Instruments - $100            
  • Lab apparel/uniforms - $250                  
  • Other (Fieldwork Memberships, Background Checks, CPR, and Vaccinations- $810                   

Second Year

  • Books - $1500
  • Educational supplies - $1000
  • Lab apparel/uniforms - $250
  • Other (Fieldwork and Fieldwork Expenses)- $650

 Third Year

  • Books - $200
  • Educational supplies - $1000
  • Lab apparel/uniforms - $250
  • National Board Exam/Certification - $650
  • State/local licensure fees - $250
  • Other (Board Prep, Fieldwork II Health Req, CPR, Background Check, and Drug Screen) - $1000              


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.

Clinical Rotations

Students are also required to complete two 12-week full time clinical rotations and a 16-week specialty internship 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 OTD 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.