Occupational Therapist working with a young boy stacking blocks


Walsh University's 职业治疗硕士 program allows students to pursue a career in one of the nation's emerging fields. Occupational therapy was cited as a Top 25 job for 2021 by U.S. 新闻与世界报道. And the Bureau of Labor Statistics expects the field of OT to grow by 27 percent between 2014 to 2024.

Occupational therapists work with clients to build or restore their abilities to perform daily tasks or "occupations" by utilizing a holistic approach. Each client is evaluated to determine not only the reason abilities have been impacted, but also to establish a personalized therapy plan that considers an individual’s responsibilities and everyday environment.

Walsh's MOT program is now offered in a hybrid format. While students still attend most classes in a face-to-face format, 一些课程将在网上独家提供, and others will be offered in a hybrid format (students complete some work online and then come to class to practice skills). We believe this will increase flexibility for students who need to work or have familial obligations outside of their academic pursuits. 在线 and hybrid courses have been carefully chosen and any course that includes hands-on practice skills will still meet in person. Courses are re-evaluated each semester and changes to format are made to best meet the needs of the students.

*The hybrid program has been approved by the 认证 Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE)



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Why should I choose a Master’s program instead of a Doctoral program?

我们经常遇到这个问题! The most obvious answer is that Master’s programs are shorter in length, 这样你就能早点毕业,开始你的职业生涯了!

Graduates of a master’s program and doctoral program take the SAME certification exam from the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) even though doctoral students attend classes for additional semesters and have to complete a 16-week experiential component in addition to 24 weeks of Level II fieldwork experience. National board certified occupational therapists only need 24 weeks of Level II fieldwork to apply for licensure in any state.

Employers do not differentiate between an entry-level master’s degree or entry-level doctoral degree in occupational therapy. Since both are considered “entry-level” degrees, there is no difference in pay after graduation.

Both degrees are appropriate for someone who wants to work as an occupational therapist. The entry-level doctoral degree offers additional semesters focusing on topics such as research, 政府, 政策发展, 教育, 理论发展. An entry-level doctoral degree is appropriate for students who would rather focus on these areas of practice. Seasoned clinicians often recommend waiting to obtain a doctoral degree until a therapist has been working for a few years and determines an area of OT he or she would like to specialize. 在这一点上, a doctoral degree focused on the therapist’s intended career path can be pursued, making it easier to transition to the intended area of practice. Examples of these focused doctoral degrees include a Post-Professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD), 哲学博士(PhD), 教育学博士(EdD), 健康科学博士(DHSc).

欲了解更多信息,请 visit the American Occupational Therapy Association website




The Walsh University entry-level occupational therapy master’s degree program is accredited by the 认证 Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), 位于威斯康星大道7501号, 贝塞斯达510E室, MD 20814. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA and its Web 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). 在顺利完成这次考试之后, 这个人将成为职业治疗师, 注册(OTR). 除了, 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.

ACOTE® accredited occupational therapy and occupational therapy assistant 教育al programs satisfy the states’ 教育al requirements in all states, 哥伦比亚特区, 和波多黎各. Students graduating from an ACOTE® accredited occupational therapy and occupational therapy assistant 教育al program are eligible to take the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) certification exam and apply for licensure in all states, 哥伦比亚特区, 和波多黎各. For more information regarding state qualifications and licensure requirements, please refer to the AOTA国家执照网页.


毕业一年 进入 毕业 毕业率
2023 40 33 83%
2022 33 31 94%
2021 32 29 91%
2020 32 27 84%


历年 应届毕业生合格率%
2023 97%
2022 100%
2021 100%
2020 96%