The Department of Occupational Therapy (also known as the historic Boston School of Occupational Therapy – founded in 1918) is one of the country's top-ranked programs. Through our education, research, and practice, we promote participation in meaningful activity of individuals, communities and populations with diverse needs and experiences.
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The entry-level master's degree is designed for applicants who do not have a degree in occupational therapy and want to become occupational therapists. The entry-level master’s program is a two-and-a-half year program and requires full-time residency.
The post-professional program (PPM) is designed for registered occupational therapists with a bachelor's degree in OT. This degree can be completed on a full- or part-time basis. This program offers fall or spring start options. International students completing the PPM program must complete the program with full-time residency and have the option of starting in the fall only.
For registered occupational therapists with a master's degree, we offer a post-professional doctoral degree program that can be completed on a full- or part-time basis. This program offers fall or spring start options.
The Department of Occupational Therapy also offers certificate programs for students of all levels. The certificate programs can be completed on a full- or part-time basis, and offers fall or spring start options.
- Advanced Professional Study
- Hand and Upper Extremity Rehabilitation
- Advanced Study in Pain
- School-Based Practice
Fall enrollment deadline: January 15 (all applicants)
Spring enrollment deadline: October 15 (domestic post-professional M.S. and OTD applicants only)
GRE General Test scores required. Exceptions: Not required for current Tufts undergraduates.
TOEFL score of 600 (100 iBT) required for international applicants.
An additional writing sample is required for M.S. applicants. Personal statement and witing sample guidelines are available on the Occupational Therapy website.
For more information about our program, including Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) information, or to sign up for an information session, visit the Department of Occupational Therapy.