Master On Campus

Occupational Therapy

Howard University

30 months
31308 USD/year
31308 USD/year
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The department is uniquely privileged to be among the few providers of entry-level occupational therapy graduates in the nation’s capital. The Occupational Therapy program at the Howard University has a rich history of excellence in leadership, graduating highly sought-after therapists, and developing national and international health professionals.


Key facts:

The Howard University Occupational Therapy program is proud to offer an accredited Occupational Therapy program leading to a Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy (MSOT) and Post-Professional Doctorate of Occupational Therapy (OTD). 

The entry-level Master of Science curriculum is designed to reflect graduate level demands in content, educational outcomes, and experiences. The curriculum follows a developmental progression where the organization of the learning experiences build on knowledge gained and mastery of educational outcomes. Throughout the curriculum students are exposed to five core themes:

  • Occupation and Human Performance

  • Critical Thinking and Clinical Reasoning

  • Diversity and the Underserved

  • Research and Scholarship

  • Professionalism and Leadership                         


The Howard University Occupational Therapy program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Developmental Psychology
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Physiology
  •  Sociology
  • Statistics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 30 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3 (recommended)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.00 for graduate (Consult graduate department for exception to this requirement)
  • Minimum number of credits - 30
  • Submission of a thesis in partial fulfilment of requirement for many departments
  • Statement of Academic Interest & Professional Goals
  • Autobiographical Sketch
  • Resume
  • Three letters of recommendation (minimum)          
    • Official transcripts from each university or college attended
    • Official Transcripts

    International Applicants Special Admission Requirements

    • Official transcripts, final certificates and/or mark/grade sheets must be sent directly from the college or university to the Office of Graduate Recruitment and Admissions
    • If the documents are not in English, they must be accompanied by an official translated copy.
    • An academic evaluation by a NACES member is required from all international students who have studied outside of the United States
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    31308 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31308 USD per year during 30 months.
  • National

    31308 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31308 USD per year during 30 months.

Living costs for Washington, D. C.

1705 - 2975 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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