M.Sc. On Campus

Occupational Therapy

Medical University of South Carolina

24 months
24930 USD/year
24930 USD/year
16692 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Science in Occupational Therapy degree at the Medical University of South Carolina prepares students for lifelong and rewarding careers. Graduates are prepared to play their part in improving quality of life for people who experience difficulties and challenges to everyday living.


Key facts:

  • As the only graduate entry-level program in South Carolina, Occupational Therapy curriculum at the Medical University of South Carolina is rigorous and engaging. Educational technology enhances classroom learning, group work develops professional skills, and experiential learning refines practice skills.
  • Interprofessional education is a hallmark of the program and involves connections with other health professionals across the campus and in the community. Research shows that working in teams produces better outcomes. Teamwork supports innovation and promotes excellence.
  • Beginning in the first semester, fieldwork experiences are an integral part of the curriculum and allow opportunities for direct observation and participation in a variety of practice settings and contexts. These experiences help integrate learning from the classroom and lab and enhance capacity for becoming a proficient occupational therapist.
  • The program culminates in two fulltime 12-week rotations at facilities throughout the state and across the country working under the direct supervision of a clinical instructor.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Neuroscience
  • Occupational Performance for Musculoskeletal Conditions
  • Occupational Performance in Pediatrics 
  • Evidence Based Practice
  • Transforming Healthcare

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • GRE scores submitted at the time of application.
  • To obtain credit for volunteer/work experience, each applicant must complete 30 hours specifically in occupational therapy.
  • Three reference forms; one from the occupational therapy practitioner who supervised volunteer or work experience. The second and third references should be provided by major advisors or professors.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    24930 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12465 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    24930 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12465 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • In-State

    16692 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8346 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Charleston

1270 - 2210 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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