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Occupational Therapy, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
, FL,
Welcome at Master Occupational Therapy on your acceptance into the master’s program in occupational therapy at Florida A&M University. You are embarking on an exciting new era in your life: one in which you will be challenged to examine your assumptions, identify and build upon your strengths, face your fears, and grow into competence as an entry-level occupational therapist.


Occupational therapy is a health profession that promotes life-long health and well-being of individuals, groups and communities through engagement in occupation. The primary objective embodied within the concept of “occupation” is the practitioner’s use of activities meaningful to the client within their own particular environment.

Hence, occupational therapy services are provided within the contexts of activities of daily living, education, work, play, leisure and social participation. Practitioners provide services to individuals to increase their daily function, enhance/support health and development and prevent disability through promotion of effective performance skills within environments and using tasks adapted to meet their individualized abilities and needs.

Practitioners work with persons of all ages and cultural backgrounds whose independence has been impacted by physical and/or mental injury or illness, developmental or learning disabilities, or adverse environmental conditions.

Occupational therapy services are provided in a variety of settings including general and psychiatric hospitals, rehabilitation centers, intermediate care facilities, nursing homes, individual’s homes, school systems, community centers and agencies, and private practice. Occupational therapists function as clinicians, educators, consultants, researchers and administrators.

Services to individuals, families and communities include: evaluation and treatment planning and implementation; assessment of home, work and community environments; training in the use of adaptive equipment; community needs assessment and program planning; and referral to appropriate followup services.

Programme Structure

  • Occupation Across Life Span
  • Fundamental of Medical Science
  • Psychosocial Aspects of Disability
  • Professional Development I
  • Foundations of Occupational Therapy
  • Concepts in Human Occupation
  • Fundamentals of Medical Science II
  • Therapeutic Communication Skill

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    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:


    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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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • A Graduate Application (electronically signed and submitted by the applicant)
  • A Residency Classification form (submit with online application)
  • A $30.00 non-refundable application fee is required of all applicants for each application submitted;
  • One official transcript (in a sealed envelope) from each college or university attended
  • Submit Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores or General Management Admission Test (GMAT) scores
  • Test of English as a Foreign
  • Three letters of Recommendation
  • Résumé, essay, portfolio or other materials, if required by the program; (These must be submitted as part of the online application.)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    36371 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36371 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    36371 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36371 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Florida City

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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