Two students using adaptive equipment in OT lab.

This program will prepare students to be eligible for licensure within the State of Maine. Visit the UMS State Authorization and Licensure page to learn more about the licensure requirements in other states and territories, and for contact information to inquire further about the licensure requirements associated with this program.

Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) Program Overview, Tuition & Fees

Learn how you can become an entry-level OT practitioner in just 24 months. The program is built on an occupation-based curriculum with a student-centered approach. Click “Explore MOT” below for program highlights, requirements, tuition and admissions information and links. Click “MOT Supplemental Fee Information” for detailed information on tuition, fees, and additional program costs.

Entry-Level Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD) Program Overview, Tuition & Fees

Begin your career in the growing field of occupational therapy. Build foundational knowledge as well as advanced skills in practice, research & program development.

OT students at table greeting other students.

Post-Professional Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD) Program Overview, Tuition & Fees

Full-time or part-time options are available to earn your doctoral degree in only 36 credits while balancing your busy life. Engage in a Capstone Project that directly relates to your specific area of interest or work setting.

Graduation and NBCOT Pass Rate

Our MOT program boasts a 95% graduation rate and a 97% NBCOT pass rate over the past 3 years.

PROGRAM ACCREDITATION

The Master of Occupational Therapy program at the University of Southern Maine is 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. The telephone number for ACOTE c/o AOTA is (301) 652-6611. The ACOTE website address is: www.acoteonline.org. Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapist 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) and will be eligible to practice. Most states require licensure in order to practice. In Maine, the license is based upon initial certification from the NBCOT certification examination. NBCOT is located at One Bank Street, Suite 300, Gaithersburg, MD 20878.

The Entry-level Occupational Therapy Doctoral Degree program has applied for accreditation and has been granted Candidacy Status 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. The program must have a preaccreditation review, complete an on-site evaluation, and be granted Accreditation Status before its graduates will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapist 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). In addition, all 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.

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