Occupational Therapy (M.S.)
Occupational therapists help people recover from injuries, live with disabilities, or adapt to physical and cognitive changes to improve their ability to perform activities of daily living.
Kean’s master's degree program in occupational therapy provides a broad education for students with bachelor's degrees in another field. The program offers a rich array of hands-on clinical experiences and fieldwork, beginning in the student's first semester. Each student completes six semesters of required academic courses and at least six months of supervised fieldwork in an approved clinical setting.
Kean is the only university in the tri-state area to operate a full-time occupational therapy clinic on campus where students can work with clients to develop and master their skills in occupational therapy.
With an excellent outlook for jobs and career growth, the future for occupational therapy students is bright.
Every day that I'm here, I feel more and more that I made the right choice. Working here I get an inside view; it's nice to know the faculty is so involved and concerned about the education of the students."
|Rate Description||Tuition||Mandatory Fees||Total|
(9 credits or more)
(less than 9 credits)
|MSOT Total Estimated Costs 2022-2023 (2.5 year program)|
|Estimated Cost of Books||$730|
Upon successful completion of academic preparation and level II fieldwork experiences, students are eligible to take the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc. (NBCOT) exam. For more information on NBCOT visit https://www.nbcot.org/
Kean has a 100% pass rate for the 2022 cohort.
To explore NBCOT Pass Rate for OT programs click NBCOT Performance Rate
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At Kean, we believe learning and professional growth extend far beyond the walls of our classrooms. That's why we encourage you to take advantage of a variety of research opportunities, internships and more that we offer to advance your career and set the stage for continued success.
Occupational Therapy graduates have found rewarding positions in a wide range of settings:
- Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation
- JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute
- FOX Rehabilitation
- Encore Rehabilitation Services
- Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital
- HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital
- University Hospital
- Intensive Therapeutics
- Abilities In Action
- Children's Specialized Hospital
- Woodbridge Township School District
- P.G. Chambers School
12% estimated increase in employment from 2022-2032.*
*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. (2023, September 6). Occupational outlook handbook.
$106,900 average salary of occupational therapists in New Jersey.*
*Salary.com. (2023). Occupational therapist salary in New Jersey.
THE OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY/OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANT PROGRAM IS ACCREDITED 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.
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