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Master of Occupational Therapy

Accreditation and Program Outcomes

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 (2014, 2015, 2016) 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 2014  383797.4%
Class of 2015383694.7%
Class of 2016393692.3%
Total11510994.8%

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. For more information about NBCOT examination requirements, visit www.nbcot.org.  For UMMC student performance on the NBCOT exam, click here.