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Occupational Therapy, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
, NJ,
Occupational therapists (OTs) help their clients regain lost abilities, develop new skills and live life to the fullest. That work can take many forms — from serving children with development disabilities, to helping a patient relearn daily tasks after a stroke, to working with people who have physical and mental disabilities.

About

As the first entry-level master’s program of its kind in New Jersey, our Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (M.S.O.T.) program has shaped hundreds of students into competent general practitioners.

With our unique blend of academics and clinical experience, you’ll be well-prepared to join this booming healthcare field. Our students do exceptionally well on the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) exam, and many have job offers before they graduate.

The three-step occupational therapy curriculum begins with foundational coursework. The next phase is clinical courses that cover the impact of health conditions and impairments on activities, as well the selection and implementation of appropriate assessments and interventions for older adults, adults and children/adolescents. The final terms focus on prevention, health promotion and wellness. The occupational therapy program provides increasing challenges and complexities as the curriculum unfolds. A thread of “professional formation,” which focuses on creating your professional identity—including servant leadership, which is consistent with the Seton Hall University mission—runs throughout the entire occupational therapy curriculum.

Accreditation

  • The Occupational Therapy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Functional Anatomy & Kinesiology 
  • Introduction to Occupational Therapy 
  • The Occupational Therapy Process
  • Neuroscience for Occupational Therapy
  • Professional Formation 
  • Group Process in Occupational Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy Practice Skills 
  • Cognition, Perception, Vision and Function
  • Research Methods

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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Academic Requirements

  • Completion of the Seton Hall University graduate school admission application
  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution
  • Overall cumulative grade point average (GPA) of no less than 3.2 on a 4-point scale.
  • Fifty (50) observation hours with an OTR (Occupational Therapist, Registered)
  • Three letters of recommendation, including one from an OTR
  • If English is not the native language, a student must submit a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Score Report

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1259 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1259 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    1259 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1259 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
  • In-State

    1259 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1259 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for South Orange

  • 1702 - 4190 USD/month
    Living Costs

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