Maximize the Quality of Life of All Clients

The Master of Science Program in Occupational Therapy (MSOT) at Pace University College of Health Professions is a graduate degree program designed to prepare competent and ethical Occupational Therapy practitioners who maximize clients’ quality of life and occupation engagement through technology, evidence-based, client-centered, and inter-professional practice.


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Why OT at Pace?

We offer a hybrid learning approach combining online learning and face-to-face instruction, cutting edge technology such as 3D printing, virtual reality, and driving simulator, prepare entry-level occupational therapists to work in both traditional and non-traditional practice settings, and so much more.

Students are helping a man with an injury to do the laundry.
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Innovations for Improving Outcomes

College of Health Professions Associate Professor and occupational therapist John Damiao is leveraging technology to make substantial improvements to the lives of wheelchair users through research, aiming to increase comfort and reduce injuries.

Career Opportunities

Graduates are prepared to work in a variety of practice settings such as long-term care and skilled nursing facilities, rehabilitation centers, hospitals, schools, community, mental health, home health, private practices, outpatient clinics, academia, early intervention, and nontraditional community practice settings such as home design/modifications and business ergonomics.

CHP Students helping another student do the laundry in an occupational therapy setting.
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Join an Information Session

Pace University's Office of Graduate Admission hosts virtual information sessions throughout the academic year. Learn more about the MS in Occupational Therapy, what Pace University has to offer and what it takes to apply.


The Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) is an accrediting body for occupational therapy education.

Program results can be found on the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) School Performance page.