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An M.S.O.T. student in the Cook-DeVos Center for Health Science on Grand Valley's Health Campus. Photo taken pre-COVID.

Occupational Therapy, M.S.

Occupational therapists (OTs) work with clients of all ages, who have physical, mental, or developmental difficulties to improve participation and engagement in daily activities.

National Job Growth

Job opportunities in the occupational therapy field are expected to grow 5% in the U.S. by 2025.

GVSU O.T. Graduates Employed in Their Field

One hundred percent of GVSU occupational therapy graduates find placements in their field post-graduation.

Ranked a Top Graduate Program in the Nation

U.S. News & World Report ranks GVSU's occupational therapy program as one of the best graduate programs in the nation.

Source: EMSI, 2021

Program Overview

Two curriculum options: traditional full-time, two year program or the hybrid full-time, three year program (for students who must maintain employment throughout the program due to life commitments.) Both lead to an entry-level Master of Science in occupational therapy. Completion of all prerequisite coursework; a minimum of 50 hours of work, volunteer, and/or job shadow experience with a licensed OT*; and the previous attainment of a bachelor's degree are required before starting either program.

*Due to COVID restrictions, the MSOT program is waiving/rescinding this requirement for the 2023 admissions cycle.

Why Study Occupational Therapy at Grand Valley?

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