The Occupational Therapy Department offers Master of Science (MS) and Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) degrees. Students who want to complete a thesis and entertain possibilities of pursuing future research doctorates or research careers are encouraged to pursue the MS degree option. Students whose career goals are strongly practice-oriented are encouraged to pursue the MOT degree option.
All incoming students are admitted as MOT students. During the first semester students learn about thesis options and, if interested, can apply to pursue the MS degree. If accepted by a faculty research advisor to complete this thesis option, students officially switch from MOT to MS.
Applicants can be in the process of completing prerequisites when applying to the program; however, all prerequisites must be completed before the program begins in August.
Please note that because of the different time zones, the OTCAS and CSU Graduate School submission deadlines are two hours earlier than the submission deadline for the OT Departmental application materials.
MOT and MS Program Coordinator
Occupational Therapy Department
200 Occupational Therapy Building