OT Graduation Requirements
Graduation from the Master of Science Program in Occupational Therapy (MS in OT) requires successful completion of all coursework, along with successful completion of all fieldwork within 18 months of the last day of in-class coursework. All courses must be completed in the sequential order of the curriculum and no transfer of credits is currently being accepted. Once final grades are available the student can request transcripts for presentation to the national certification board and eventually the licensure board. The Allen College MS in OT academic progression and graduation policies are available in the Allen College Policy Library
The entry-level occupational therapy master's degree program has been accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929. ACOTE's telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA and its Web address is www.acoteonline.org.
Graduates of the program are eligible to sit for the national certification exam administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR). Additional information about certification is available at www.nbcot.org.
NBCOT program data results
In addition, most states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. Note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate's ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.