M.Sc. On Campus Blended

Occupational Therapy

Grand Valley State University

24 months
14000 USD/year
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Occupational Therapy program from Grand Valley State University graduates have opportunities for leadership roles in practice and education.


Key facts

Two curriculum options: traditional full-time, two year program or the hybrid full-time, three year program (for students who must maintain employment throughout the program due to life commitments.) Both lead to an entry-level Master of Science in occupational therapy. Completion of all prerequisite coursework; a minimum of 50 hours of work, volunteer, and/or job shadow experience with a licensed OT; and the previous attainment of a bachelor's degree are required before starting either program.

Why study Occupational Therapy at Grand Valley State University?

  • OT is considered one of the top careers for the future with a growth rate of 26% in the next eight years
  • Over the past three years, GVSU's occupational therapy program has had an overall pass rate of 100% on the NBCOT Board Exam.
  • The Occupational Therapy Department at GVSU focuses on critical thinking and the use of occupation in treatment, and supports a client-centered approach to treatment.


OTs are employed in a variety of health care settings including:

  • Hospitals/acute care
  • School systems
  • Skilled nursing facilities
  • Mental health facilities
  • Private practice
  • Rehabilitation centers
  • Vocational rehabilitation

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theoretical Foundations of OT 
  • Group Occupations in Practice 
  • Limitations on Occupation 
  • Meaningful Living Through Occupation 
  • Meaningful Living Laboratory 
  • Fieldwork 
  • Professional Socialization in Occupational Therapy 
  • Research Design in Occupational Therapy 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


81 SCH



On Campus, Blended

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completion of the Grand Valley State University graduate application, regardless of previous college attended.
  • All prerequisite courses completed and a bachelor's degree earned prior to entering the program. There will be no waivers or exceptions to this policy.
  • Completed applications and all application forms should be submitted and verified in OTCAS by January 15 for both the traditional program and the OT hybrid program.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14000 USD per year during 24 months.

National 773$ / credit

Living costs for Grand Rapids

990 - 1710 USD /month
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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