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Occupational Therapy

Seton Hall University

36 months
1354 USD/credit
1354 USD/credit
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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. The Occupational Therapy program is offered by Seton Hall University.


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 offered by Seton Hall University 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 programme

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.


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 
  • 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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


84 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General 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

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  • International

    1354 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1354 USD per credit during 36 months.
  • National

    1354 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1354 USD per credit during 36 months.

Living costs for South Orange

1702 - 4188 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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