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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.


5%
National Job Growth

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

100%
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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