One class is admitted to the Master of Occupational Therapy (M.O.T.) program each year, and course work begins in the fall. Students complete 9-14 credit hours each term for seven consecutive terms (including summer sessions) to earn the degree. Since classes meet between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays, the program is not compatible with full-time employment.
Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the National Certification Examination for the Occupational Therapist, administered by the Natonal Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of the exam, the graduate will be an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR). In addition, most states require licensure to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the reslts of the NBCOT Certification Examination. A felony conviction may affect a graduate's ability to sit for the NBCOT Certification Examination or attain state licensure.