Master On Campus

Occupational Therapy

University of Tennessee Health Science Center

12 months
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The mission of the Department of Occupational Therapy at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is to guide students in integrating academic knowledge, community engagement, and clinical experiences, with the goal of graduating outstanding practitioners who are committed to leadership and evidence-based practice.


The UTHSC Occupational Therapy Program was initially accredited as a Bachelor of Science Program and graduated its first class in 1990. The program transitioned to a Master’s Degree in 2007. Graduates are prepared for entry-level positions as occupational therapists.

The UTHSC MOT program now subscribes to the new Occupational Therapy Centralized Application Service, known as OTCAS. Applicants for the entering class need to apply online using the OTCAS application. The early admissions cycle deadline is January 5, and the deadline for the standard admissions cycle is March 5. To learn more about the OTCAS application process and to get started, please go to the OTCAS website at Once processed, the Admissions Committee looks forward to receiving your application.

Programme Structure

  • As Tennessee's leading provider of healthcare professionals, UTHSC's mission is to meet the state's workforce needs while maintaining a standard of academic excellence. 
  • The entry level Master's Program in Occupational Therapy has the unique opportunity to include health concerns of urban communities while providing cost-effective healthcare education. 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • a bachelor’s degree is required;
  • inter-professional education
  • faculty expertise in pediatrics, geriatrics, mental health, assistive technology, low vision, and neuroscience
  • faculty with advanced degrees: the majority hold doctoral degrees
  • over 500 fieldwork sites nationwide
  • advanced classroom technologies, including simulation experience with live actors and lifelike mannequins
  • small group learning experiences
  • professional development opportunities
  • emphasis on diversity, community outreach, and research
  • immersed in the UTHSC Health Science Center with opportunities across the state
  • advanced certification of faculty in assistive technology, sensory integration, low vision, parenting support, aging-in-place, manual therapy, and feeding.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Memphis

955 - 1582 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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