The Post-Professional Master's in Occupational Therapy (PPM) is designed for registered occupational therapists with a bachelor's degree in OT. As a student in the program, you'll increase your knowledge of practice and evidence-based research and strengthen your skills in a specific area of practice.
This degree can be completed on a full- or part-time basis for working professionals with the option to start in either the fall or spring semester. Part-time students typically complete the program in 2 years (5 or 6 semesters), while attending courses during the evening, online and/or summer.
The Post-Professional Master's is available in two tracks: a Non-thesis/Practice Option and a Thesis/Research Option. In both options, you'll select a concentration in an area of practice such as childhood and adolescence, upper extremity rehabilitation, management, aging, education, mental health, and assistive technology. You may also choose a self-directed concentration focused on your individual interests. Working with your faculty advisor, you'll tailor your program and select courses in occupational therapy and in other departments relevant to your professional goals and interests.
Student who select the non-thesis/practice track will further develop their clinical reasoning and professional identity to become emerging leaders and advanced practitioners in occupational therapy. Students who choose the thesis/research option will plan, conduct, and disseminate independent faculty-mentored thesis research specific to an area of occupational therapy practice.
Note: Applicants to the post-professional and certificate programs apply through Tufts' application.
International applicants interested in the post-professional master's program may apply as full-time students and start in the fall only.
Please contact Jill Rocca, Occupational Therapy Admissions Coordinator, if you have any questions about the application process.
See Tuition and Financial Aid information for GSAS Programs. Note: This program is eligible for federal loans and Tufts tuition scholarships.
*Sources: GSAS-SOE Graduate Exit Survey 2020 - 2021 and Academic Analytics (Alumni Insights)