Grand Valley State University’s Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (M.S.O.T.) is offered through the university’s College of Health Professions. The program prepares graduates to take leadership roles in traditional and nontraditional settings where occupational therapists practice and act as advocates for the profession and for the members of society who use occupational therapy (OT) services.

The program’s curriculum provides highly integrated content, a focus on student perspectives, and strong emphasis on the social responsibilities of health care professionals in a globally aware society. Its theme is that occupational involvement is critical to maximizing individual health and wellness.

  • Personal. The program is built on graduate core requirements, but designed to meet individual career goals in research, doctoral study, or health and allied health programs.
  • Successful. 100% of Our Graduates who want to work in the field of occupational therapy are employed in the field.
  • Convenient. The Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences puts students in the heart of Grand Rapids’ Health Hill near the Van Andel Research Institute, Spectrum Health, St. Mary’s Health Care, and other businesses.
  • Flexible. If the traditional full-time program does not work with your schedule consider the weekend program, which is completed with preprofessional requirements and three years of professional coursework.


M.S. in occupational therapy admission requirements and application for admission are available online.

The $30 application fee is waived if the applicant has previously applied to Grand Valley State University.

Courses Offered

M.S. in occupational therapy requires 77-80 credits hours to complete.

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Grand Valley offers an excellent education at a reasonable cost.

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