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.
The curriculum is delivered using a blended/hybrid method combining both online and face-to-face instruction. The online instruction of a didactic course can range from 30%-80% depending on the nature of each course. All lab, clinical, and experiential hands-on learning components occur in-person at our state of the art laboratories and at a local community. Students come to campus several days a week for face-to-face instruction and have increased accessibility and flexibility regarding when and where they learn best for the rest of the week.
Students can complete the program within 28 months with a total of 70 credits of didactic coursework and fieldwork components. Students are engaged in two levels of clinical fieldwork, Level I and Level II. There are three Level I Fieldworks that are associated with three practice courses: Pediatrics, Mental Health, and Physical Dysfunction. Level II fieldwork is the last component of the curriculum and consists of 24 weeks of full-time experiences in two different practice settings. Students must complete Level II fieldwork within 24 months following completion of the didactic portion of the program.