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Occupational Therapy Program Details

M.S.O.T. Program Details

About Us

The Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (M.S.O.T.) program at Seton Hall was the first entry-level master's program of its kind in the state of New Jersey. We prepare our graduates to enter the field as competent general practitioners with a strong commitment to the health and well-being of the clients they serve. Our graduates work in hospitals, clinics, schools, community health centers, nursing homes and in home health care. We prepare our students to work with clients in all demographics—whether serving children with developmental disabilities, helping a patient regain the ability to perform daily tasks after a stroke, or working with groups of clients with physical and mental disabilities.

Our Values

We believe in recruiting and retaining a diverse group of students who are committed to developing the moral and ethical judgment required in our learning and clinical practice. We help our students discover their professional identities while guiding them to be servant leaders who will address the healthcare needs of individual clients and communities, and in emerging practice areas. Our students also learn the value of pursuing lifelong learning in an ever-changing professional environment.

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Our Experience

  • Three-year, six-semester, 84-credit master's program, with two summer terms prior to fieldwork experiences
  • B.A. and M.S.O.T. dual-degree option available in cooperation with the College of Arts and Sciences
  • Innovative blend of clinical and academic experiences with community and entrepreneurship modules
  • Two full semesters of rich and varied clinical experiences, plus other fieldwork opportunities throughout the curriculum
  • Participation and leadership in the Student Occupational Therapy Association
  • Opportunities to design, implement and lead group-based experiences promoting health
    and wellness in local communities
  • Capstone projects to address the health, wellness and participation needs of underserved
    populations

Our Advantage

Our distinguished and accessible faculty challenge our students to expand their vision of occupational therapy. We integrate intervention coursework with hands-on, clinical applications to prepare our students with outstanding clinical skills and a deep appreciation of and respect for servant leadership, which prepares them to be ethically driven practitioners in a global society. Our prime location in the New York City metropolitan region allows our students to have exposure to diverse and challenging practice settings.

Our Accolades

  • 97% of our graduating class passed the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy exam (NBCOT, 2013-2014).
  • Seton Hall M.S.O.T. graduates are sought-after job candidates in a booming field, often receiving job offers before they even graduate.
  • Our program has clinical affiliations with more than 225 organizations across a diversity of settings, from school systems and rehabilitation centers to hospitals, private clinics and nursing homes.

Tuition and Financial Aid Information

Please visit the Department of Occupational Therapy for all tuition, fees and financial aid resources.

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