Occupational Therapy, M.Sc. | San José State University | San Jose, United States
24 months
7176 USD/year
7176 USD/year
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The Occupational Therapy MSc program from San José State University is designed for students who have earned a baccalaureate degree in a discipline other than occupational therapy. 


The Occupational Therapy MSc program from San José State University enables the student to obtain the education and degrees necessary to be eligible to practice as an occupational therapist.

Once the Master of Science degree in occupational therapy is completed, the student is eligible to sit for the national certification examination. Successful completion of the examination qualifies the candidate to apply for national certification and state licensure.

Graduates with Occupational Therapy from San José State University will:

  • Be educated as a generalist with a broad exposure to the delivery models and systems used in settings where occupational therapy is currently practiced and where it is emerging as a service.
  • Achieve entry level competence.
  • Articulate and apply occupational therapy theory, models of practice, clinical reasoning to evidence-based evaluations and interventions to achieve expected outcomes.
  • Uphold the ethical standards, values, and attitudes of the occupational therapy profession.
  • Be a competent and critical consumer of research and knowledge that supports practice.
  • Understand and value the occupational core of the profession.
  • Identify the social, political, economic and cultural issues in a diverse society that impact the ability of individuals, communities and populations (clients) to participate in meaningful occupations.
  • Advocate for individuals, communities and populations (clients) and actively promote occupational therapy.
  • Demonstrate professional and leadership behaviors.
  • Be prepared to make a positive impact on occupational pursuits for the health and well-being of society.
  • Be self-directed, life-long learners.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Historical and Theoretical Foundations of Occupational Therapy 
  • Occupations through the Lifespan 
  • Professional Development 
  • Evaluation in Occupational Therapy 
  • Occupational Analysis 
  • Functional Kinesiology for Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Practice in the Community 
  • Occupational Therapy with Children 
  • Occupational Therapy with Youth 
  • Occupational Therapy with Young Adults 
  • Occupational Therapy with Middle Aged Adults 
  • Occupational Therapy with Older Adults 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


72 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
153 (verbal)
4.5 (analytical)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • U.S. bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution, or the completion of a 4-year bachelor’s degree from a recognized, accredited, and approved institution from a country outside of the U.S. 
  • A 3.0 institutional GPA (from the 0.0-4.0 U.S. grading scale) in the last degree completed, or a 3.0 GPA in the last two years of full time study.
  • Good academic standing at the last institution attended.
  • English Language Proficiency Exam
  • International Coursework and Degrees
  • Submit U.S./Canada Transcripts
  • Submit Test Scores
  • Submit Declaration of Finance Form
  • Submit Bank Letter or Bank Statement
  • Submit Copy of Current Passport
  • Submit Copy of Current Visa

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    7176 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3588 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    7176 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3588 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • Non-CA Resident tuition includes an additional $396 per unit.

Living costs for San Jose

1740 - 3150 USD /month
Living costs

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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