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The application cycle for the January 2025 is now open!

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Please note, there is only a MSOT spring cohort. There is not a fall cohort available.  


What is the CMU OT Graduate Program All About?

Occupational Therapy is a health care profession that focuses on helping people regain, develop or master everyday skills in order to live independent, productive and satisfying lives (Source: AOTA Website).

The profession promotes and maintains health, maximizes independent functioning, and enhances development through the therapeutic use of meaningful everyday activities.

Colorado Mesa University's Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT) program matriculated the first class of future Occupational Therapists in Spring 2022. 


The program will consist of didactic and clinical academic work over the course of 24 months.

Academic Requirements for Master of Science in Occupational Therapy
Occupational therapy practitioners work in a wide range of settings including schools, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, home health, outpatient rehabilitation clinics, psychiatric facilities, and community health programs. School systems, hospitals and long-term-care facilities are the primary work settings for occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants.


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 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). After 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. 

Graduation Rates

View all NBCOT exam pass rates and program data.

Graduation Year Students Entering/Graduating Graduation Rate
2023 15/15 100%
2024 13/0 TBD
2025 17/0 TBD
Total 45 100%