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Earn your Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT) Degree

IMPORTANT UPDATE!  Our application deadline has been extended! Applications due Sunday, January 29 at midnight.

Graduate Admissions Coordinator

Tanika Williams Graduate Admissions CoordinatorMy name is Tanika Williams, MBA, MS, and I am here to help you navigate your path to earning your graduate degree. If you have any questions regarding application requirements use one of the links below or feel free to text me at (989) 461-2050.

 

 

MSOT Program Coordinator

Aricka Schweitzer PortraitWhen you join the Occupational Therapy program at SVSU, you receive an education that prepares you to be an entry-level practitioner. SVSU is the leading OT program in the region and prepares entry-level MSOT students for a variety of practice settings.  Contact me at aabartle@svsu.edu or (989) 964-2930 for questions about the MSOT program.

Aricka Schweitzer, EdD, MSOT, OTRL, C/NDT
Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy

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A Transformative Experience

Occupational therapy is the only profession that helps people across the lifespan to do the things they want and need to do in their everyday life. Occupational therapy practitioners enable people of all ages to live life to its fullest by promoting health, wellness, and quality of life. Occupational therapy practitioners have a holistic perspective, where the individual is the center of the therapy team. 

Service-learning threads throughout the MSOT curriculum to support the Carnegie Foundation for the advancement of teaching and students engaging within the community they serve.

Offering the Leading OT Program in Michigan

SVSU is the leading OT program both within Michigan, and the Great Lakes region, and prepares MSOT students in a variety of settings including hospitals, rehabilitation centers, schools, mental health facilities, outpatient rehabilitation clinics, and more.

  • Strong emphasis on scholarly work including research development, implementation, analysis, and dissemination of outcomes at local, regional and national levels.
  • Innovative and exploratory technology (3D printing, virtual reality, switch building) to support various populations and organizational needs.
  • Student Occupational Therapy Association plans and hosts an annual conference to support continuing education for practicing clinicians.

MSOT Entry Points

Entry-Level 3+2 Program (students without a bachelor’s degree) provide students with the knowledge, techniques, and clinical reasoning skills necessary to assume entry-level positions as registered occupational therapists.

Entry-level Program (students with a bachelor’s degree) is intended for students who hold a baccalaureate degree and would like to advance their knowledge, techniques, and clinical reasoning skills necessary to assume entry-level positions as registered occupational therapists.

Post-Baccalaureate Occupational Therapy Program is intended for therapists who hold a baccalaureate degree in occupational therapy and wish to advance their knowledge in program development, research, and a variety of leadership opportunities

Freshman Direct Admit Occupational Therapy Program combines an undergraduate and graduate education with rigorous training in the field of occupational therapy. Learn More

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Accessible Admissions

Designed for entry-level students with a bachelor’s degree, this program provides students with the knowledge, techniques, and clinical reasoning skills necessary to assume entry-level positions as registered occupational therapists.

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Cost-effective and Competitive

More affordable than comparable programs with a variety of loans and scholarships available, SVSU’s Master of Science in Occupational Therapy program is a convenient and cost-effective way to advance your occupational therapy career.

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Help When You Need It:  Advising & Mentoring

SVSU's Occupational Therapy faculty are available for advising and to discuss career options for those in the entry-level occupational therapy program leading to the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy degree.

Industry Outlook

SVSU's MSOT offers working adults a flexible solution for earning their degree from a highly ranked and nationally recognized program.

Average Job Growth*

14%

Median Annual Salary*

$85K

Average Job Placement Rate for SVSU Graduates

96%

*Stats are approximations, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, US Department of Labor

Student Outcomes

SVSU Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT) Degree Program Student Outcomes

 

 

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The Occupational Therapy 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. Contact: (301) 652-6611, accred@aota.org,  www.acoteonline.org

CONTACT US.


Graduate Admissions
Wickes Hall 230
gradadm@svsu.edu
(989) 964-6096

Aricka Schweitzer, Graduate Program Coordinator
Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy

215 Bachand Hall
aabartle@svsu.edu
(989) 964-2930

Tanika Williams
Graduate Admissions Coordinator
gradadm@svsu.edu
(989) 461-2050