Occupational Therapy, M.Sc. | University of Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh, United States
12 months
34950 USD/year
34950 USD/year
29266 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Department of Occupational Therapy at the University of Pittsburgh  offers an advanced practice program for occupational therapists with a bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy. 


The program is intended for occupational therapists, educated in the United States or internationally, who are seeking advanced knowledge and skills.

Career Prospects

The Master of Science (MS) Program in Occupational Therapy from the University of Pittsburgh requires the completion of 33 credits. With approval, students may select courses from the Department of Occupational Therapy, from within the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, or from departments throughout the University.

The Master of Science (MS) in Occupational Therapy is a one-year (3-term) graduate program housed within the Department of Occupational Therapy. This advanced practice program is designed for those with a baccalaureate degree in occupational therapy.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations of Occupation 
  • Therapeutic Approaches 
  • Biomechanical Theory & Practice 
  • Clinical Seminar 
  • Clinical Preceptorship 
  • Developmental Theory and Practice 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in occupational therapy. For international students, a bachelor's degree or diploma must be from a school/university approved by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT) in the year that the applicant graduated and/or national governmental institutions that approve/accredit occupational therapy programs to grant a degree in occupational therapy (e.g., Ministry of Health).
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (based on a 4.0).
  • Evidence of graduate level writing skills
  • Documented evidence of knowledge of rehabilitation through previous paid work experiences, internships or field experiences, or volunteer work experiences.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    34950 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 34950 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    34950 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 34950 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    29266 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29266 USD per year during 12 months.

Part-time: LOCAL: $1,190 per credit NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL: $2,031 per credit

Living costs for Pittsburgh

1148 - 1944 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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