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MS in Occupational Therapy
Master of Science (M.S.)

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapists (OTs) help their clients regain lost abilities, develop new skills and live life to the fullest. That work can take many forms — from serving children with development disabilities, to helping a patient relearn daily tasks after a stroke, to working with people who have physical and mental disabilities.

As the first entry-level master’s program of its kind in New Jersey, our Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (M.S.O.T.) program has shaped hundreds of students into competent general practitioners.

With our unique blend of academics and clinical experience, you’ll be well-prepared to join this booming healthcare field. Our students do exceptionally well on the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) exam, and many have job offers before they graduate.

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  • 100 % Students Passing NBCOT Exam (2015)
  • 225 Clinical Affiliations
  • 29 % Projected Job Growth Rate
  • 3 Years to Complete M.S.O.T. Program
Students By the Numbers Ph.D Nursing
Randy Marti

“My fieldwork assignment when I was an OT student at Seton Hall led to a job offer at Universal, where I am still working today. The Seton Hall OT network is close-knit, and that has made a big difference for me personally and professionally.”

Randy Marti, M.S. ’03, OTR
Director of Rehabilitation/Occupational Therapist, Universal Institute for Rehabilitation, Livingston, N.J.


As an M.S.O.T. student, you'll spend two full semesters in rich and varied clinical experiences. Fieldwork opportunities are embedded throughout our curriculum, and our program has clinical affiliations with more than 225 organizations across a diverse range of settings.

Inside the classroom, our distinguished and accessible faculty challenge students to expand their visions of occupational therapy. You'll learn neuroscience for occupational therapy, study functional anatomy and kinesiology and discover how to evaluate patients and offer them life-changing interventions.

Admission Requirements

Admission to the M.S.O.T. program is extremely competitive. Review all admission requirements and prerequisites:


  • Applications are accepted June 15 to December 1.
  • Review of applications will begin after December 1.

Program Faculty

Our distinguished and accessible faculty will challenge you to expand your vision of occupational therapy. Their connections within the healthcare community enable students to meet and learn from active clinicians in the classroom and through fieldwork experiences developed by the full-time director of clinical education.

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Learn the Art and Science of Caring

In response to society's rapidly changing healthcare needs, the School of Health and Medical Sciences combines the expertise of Seton Hall University with the resources of affiliate hospitals and clinical sites to provide exemplary academic and clinical training in two distinct divisions: graduate education in health sciences and administration, and post-medical school residencies and fellowships. The school's emphasis on interprofessional education prepares healthcare leaders of tomorrow to focus on patient-centered care and to make a difference in patients' lives and their communities.

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Contact Us

Patrick McDermott
Director of Graduate Admissions
School of Health and Medical Sciences
(973) 275-2062
Debra Olszewski
Secretary, Department of Occupational Therapy
School of Health and Medical Sciences
(973) 761-7145
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