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Entry-Level Master of Occupational Therapy

In 2018, KU began its transition of the master's entry-level degree program to the clinical doctorate. Applicants are no longer accepted for this program. The last class of students graduated in 2021.

In this program, students engage in mandatory fieldwork experiences throughout the Kansas City metropolitan area, the state of Kansas, and across the country. Students in the program learn with the skills necessary to work as an occupational therapist in health care, educational and community settings.

Beginning in 2018, KU began transitioning the entry-level degree program from the master's to the clinical doctorate. Applicants are no longer accepted for the master's program, and the last class of students will graduate in 2021.

  • Learn about the curriculum in the entry-level master's program.
  • Review the degree requirements for KU's entry-level master of occupational therapy degree.


The entry-level Master of Occupational Therapy program at the University of Kansas is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education of the American Occupational Therapy Association. Documents relating to accreditation status are available at the department office by request.

Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929
301-652-AOTA, 301-652-6611

Student Outcomes

One practical means of demonstrating a program's quality is the success rate of a program's graduates when they take the National Certification exam. This exam is offered independently through the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). Visit the NBCOT site for program performance data on the NBCOT certification exam.

Graduation Rates

Below are figures for the three most recent calendar years (2017, 2018, 2019) for graduates from KU's entry-level master's degree program in occupational therapy.




3-year total

Number of students who entered the MOT program





Number of students who graduated from the MOT program





Graduation rate





KU School of Health Professions

Occupational Therapy Education
KU Medical Center
3901 Rainbow Blvd  MS2003
Kansas City, KS 66160
913-588-7195 • 711 TTY