Occupational Therapy

Chicago State University

24 months
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The Department of Occupational Therapy from Chicago State University offers a Master of Occupational Therapy (M.O.T.) degree and a combined Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences and Master of Occupational Therapy (BS/M.O.T.) degree option.


This entry-level graduate degree prepares students to become competent and caring occupational therapists.

Occupational Therapy is the art and science of directing an individual’s participation in everyday activities to restore, reinforce and enhance performance, facilitate learning of skills and functions essential for adaptation and productivity, diminish or correct pathology, and promote and maintain health. Its fundamental concern is the capacity, throughout the life span, to perform with satisfaction to self and others those tasks and roles essential to productive living and to the mastery of self and the environment.

The mission of the Department of Occupational Therapy is to provide education designed to prepare competent and effective occupational therapists skilled at meeting the demands of diverse environments and rapidly changing service delivery systems. The program seeks to develop therapists who possess foundation skills in the principles of the occupational therapy profession and the ability to integrate knowledge into practice while using the critical thinking and reflective abilities necessary to address the multiple roles of practitioner, consultant, educator, manager, researcher and advocate within diverse service delivery systems.

Career options:

The program’s purpose is to develop graduates that are compassionate and dedicated to implementing contextually relevant occupation-based services that promote and enhance the health, participation and quality of life for individuals and populations.

Programme Structure

Courses include
  • Foundation Principles in OT
  • Human Occupation
  • Health Conditions
  • Evaluation & Intervention
  • Contexts of OT Service Delivery
  • Research Methods in OT

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students applying to the School of Graduate and Professional Studies must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a grade point average (G.P.A.) of 3.0 or better (on a 4.0 scale) in the final 60 semester credit hours of undergraduate and/or graduate courses.
  • Submission of the Occupational Therapy Department application and a graduate advisor’s evaluation of pre-requisite credits. 
  • Proof of over 40 hours of work experience or community service that demonstrates human service skills.
  • Two recommendations on the prescribed form
  • A typed essay of approximately 1000 words on the applicant’s reason for pursuing occupational therapy as a career

Tuition Fee


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