Students working with a Faculty member and a person who needs physical therapy.


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

Accreditation Status

The MSOT Program has been registered by the New York State Education Department (NYSED) and has been granted full accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE). The MSOT program received 7-year initial accreditation in August 2021. The next onsite visit from ACOTE will be scheduled within academic year 2027/2028.

The entry-level occupational therapy master’s degree program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 7501 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 510E Bethesda, MD  20814.

Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapist administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR). In addition, all states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. Note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.

Program Outcomes

Graduation Rate

Graduate Year 2023

  • Students Entering/Graduating: 27/27
  • Graduation Rate: 100%

Graduate Year 2022

  • Students Entering/Graduating: 26/23
  • Graduation Rate: 88.46%

Graduate Year 2021

  • Students Entering/Graduating: 28/27
  • Graduation Rate: 96.42%


  • Students Entering/Graduating: 81/77
  • Graduation Rate: 95.06%

NBCOT Certification Examination New Graduate Pass Rate

3 most recent calendar years: 2021-2023

Percentage of new graduates who passed*

  • 2023 NBCOT Pass Rate: 79%
  • 2022 NBCOT Pass Rate: 59%
  • 2021 NBCOT Pass Rate: N/A

Total/Average NBCOT Pass Rate: 69%

*New Graduate test takers are those who take the exam within one year of degree conferral and include taking tests in the calendar year following degree conferral.

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