Entry into our Professional Entry-Level or PEL program is perfect if you have earned a bachelor’s degree in another area of study or at another accredited institution. Students take 90 credits of graduate courses on campus and at clinical fieldwork sites across the country.
Our program’s mission is to prepare competent, skilled, and ethical professional occupational therapists who will enable their clients to achieve productive and satisfying lives. Our program emphasizes hands-on, diverse, and integrative learning experiences to develop breadth and depth of student perspectives with occupational participation at its center. Learn more about the five threads of our curricular design.
Provided you successfully complete all coursework and fieldwork, you will officially graduate with your master's degree in mid-October following your second graduate year. You are eligible to take the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) competency exam to become a registered occupational therapist.