​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Master of Occupational Therapy 

The Master of Occupational Therapy is a three-year program that consists of two and a half years of coursework and six months of full-time fieldwork. A new cohort begins each summer​. The MOT program is intended for the adult learner who has completed a bachelor's degree. It is preferred, but not necessary, that a candidate has healthcare experience.​​

​MOT Program Format

The MOT program format allows adults with busy lives, jobs, and families to pursue a graduate degree. The MOT program consists of four modules per academic year. ​Courses are scheduled on select weekends during each module, primarily fall through spring. The weekend classes are scheduled on Fridays and Saturdays with no classes on Sundays. The unique structure of this program has made it possible for students from other states to commute and complete their degree.

Students should plan that courses will begin in the summer and follow this time frame:

Summer Module: May-August

Fall Module: September- December

Spring I Module: January-March

Spring II Module: April-June

The tuition and fee information for the program can be found on the Graduate Charges page.​

​Admission Information​

Admission requirements can be found by clicking the Admission Info button below.  Admission requirements are the same for all applicants, regardless of whether the applicant has a COTA or PTA degree. However, healthcare experience is preferred and will be assessed in the application review process.​

If a bachelor's degree has not yet been earned, Findlay offers an Online Degree Completion Program that some applicants choose to pursue. More information about this program can be found by clicking here.


​​Master of Occupational Therapy Program Accreditation ​

The entry-level occupational therapy master’s degree program 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. 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). Af​ter 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.​