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This program is designed for people with an undergraduate degree in a field other than occupational therapy. It is a rigorous course of graduate study comprised of 63 credits, including 12 credits of Fieldwork II, taken within two calendar years. The program is designed for full-time study with a curriculum that prepares graduates to deliver occupation-centered services at individual and programmatic levels.

Second-year occupational therapy students during class.
Second-year occupational therapy students during class.

The division looks for applicants with a blend of academic ability, experience working with people, service orientation, and a belief in the future of occupational therapy.

Institutional and Professional Licensure Disclosures for Enrolled and Prospective Students

Completion of the requirements of the UNC-CH MSOT Program satisfies the professional licensure requirements in North Carolina as well as the states, districts, and territories of the United States, and allows our graduates to sit for the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT®) Examination by the NBCOT®.