Entry-level MOT/OTD

The Master of Occupational Therapy degree program at KU is a full-time, three-year course of study at the graduate level and includes academic, practicum, and fieldwork preparation. This program has been designed to provide students with skills necessary to work as an occupational therapist in a range of possible settings. Practicum and fieldwork experiences are offered throughout the Kansas City community, the state of Kansas and, in some cases, in states other than Kansas. KU’s Master of Occupational Therapy program is located at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan.

close-up showing occupational therapist assisting woman with using utensils for eating

Upon completion, students are eligible for the national OT certification examination required for legal employment in this field. Only those who have successfully completed the entire three-year sequence are eligible for the registration exam administered by the National Board of Certification for Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). Individuals who earn passing scores on that exam may then seek employment as registered occupational therapists.

KU's MOT program is typically completed in three years. If unusual circumstances arise which interfere with an individual’s ability to continue the program in the prescribed sequence, please be advised that all educational requirements must be completed in no more than four-and-a-half years.

The occupational therapy degree program at the University of Kansas is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education. More information

Entry-Level Master of Occupational Therapy
Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program (coming 2019)

Jane Cox

Jane Hughes, OTD, OTR/L
Program Director
Clinical Assistant Professor

Kelli Reiling

Kelli Reiling, OTD, OTR/L
Academic Program Developer
Clinical Assistant Professor

portrait of Joan Augustyn

Joan Augustyn, OTD, OTR/L
Interim Fieldwork Coordinator
Clinical Assistant Professor

Photo of Dory Sabata

Dory Sabata, OTD, OTR/L, SCEM, FAOTA
Doctoral Capstone Coordinator
Clinical Assistant Professor

Last modified: Mar 02, 2018

Application window:
Application materials are accepted Aug. 1–Dec. 1 for the class entering the program the following summer. All application materials must be received by December 1 for an application to be complete and qualified for review.

About the entry-level MOT/OTD program

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