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Applications Open

The entry-level Occupational Therapy Doctorate program is accepting applications through Nov. 2.

Program Information

Division of Occupational Therapy

#13

Ranked Occupational Therapy Program by U.S. News & World Report

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Faculty Fellows of the American Occupational Therapy Association

The MUSC Division of Occupational Therapy is among the nation's finest, ranked in the top 10% of occupational therapy programs by US News and World Report. In May 2019, the MS in Occupational Therapy (MSOT) began transitioning to an Occupational Therapy Doctorate program. The last MSOT class is expected to graduate in Fall 2020. 

The division now offers both an entry-level Occupational Therapy Doctorate (ELOTD) and a post-professional Occupational Therapy Doctorate (PPOTD). The ELOTD is a full-time, year-round program that beings in May each year. The three-year program culminates with an individualized capstone project. The PPOTD is part-time, online/hybrid program designed for experienced occupational therapists who desire to advance their careers.

CARES Therapy Clinic

Occupational therapy student helping a patient while a supervisor looks on.

The student-run CARES Therapy Clinic provides a unique opportunity for students to gain hands-on, service-learning experience while providing pro-bono occupational therapy services to patients the Charleston area.

Accreditation

The Entry-Level Occupational Therapy Doctoral degree program has applied for accreditation and has been granted Candidacy Status by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). The Master of Science in Occupational Therapy program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).

Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) logo

The Occupational Therapy program's accrediting body is the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.

ACOTE c/o AOTA
6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200
North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929
Phone: 301-652-6611 / Fax: 770-238-0414
acoteonline.org

National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) logoThe national certification examination for occupational therapists is administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy. Note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate's ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure. View MUSC's school performance data at NBCOT.org.

The post-professional Occupational Therapy Doctorate maintains accreditation under the Medical University of South Carolina's accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of the Medical University of South Carolina.