Master of Science in Occupational Therapy
Applications for Spring 2021 open on January 15, 2020 on OTCAS. Apply here!
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Welcome to the UMHB Department of Occupational Therapy! I am both honored and humbled to be the founding director of this exciting program at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. Occupational therapy (OT) is a vibrant and highly demanded profession in which practitioners help individuals of all ages engage in the everyday activities (occupations) that are meaningful and important to them. Through the use of meaningful activities, occupational therapists address motor, cognitive, sensory, psychosocial, and other challenges while capitalizing on individual strengths to promote participation in daily activities at home and in the community.
At UMHB, the MS in OT degree will prepare students to become occupational therapists ready to engage in ethical, evidence-based, entry-level practice, leadership, scholarship and service. Program features include:
- Faculty who are guided by their Christian faith to teach students to provide high-quality, integrity-based occupational therapy services and role model lifelong learning
- An innovative curriculum with varied clinic and community based experiences and interprofessional education opportunities throughout the program
- Opportunities for hands-on practice in the Cru Community Clinic, our free teaching clinic on campus which serves individuals in central Texas who otherwise have no access to therapy services
- 40,000 square feet of state-of-the-art health sciences learning space in the beautifully renovated Hardy Hall, with 15,000 square feet specifically designed for occupational therapy education
- Interprofessional education and practice experiences with nursing, counseling, and physical therapy graduate students
Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or would just like to learn more about occupational therapy, I will look forward to hearing from you!
Best wishes as you pursue your academic dreams!
-Dr. Giuli Krug, Founding Program Director
The estimated total cost for tuition and fees for the program is $80,230 with the scholarship.
The current tuition for master’s level
courses is $935/credit hour. The university offers a $50/credit hour
Master of Science in Occupational Therapy scholarship for students
enrolled in the program.
Master's Degree Level Occupational Therapy Program (Developing Program)
The entry-level occupational therapy master’s degree program has applied for accreditation and has been granted Candidacy Status 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. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA and its web address is www.acoteonline.org. The program must have a preaccreditation review, complete an on-site evaluation, and be granted Accreditation Status before its graduates 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.
Page last updated May 22, 2020