Occupational Therapy

Chicago State University

Master On Campus
12 months
630 USD/credit
630 USD/credit
325 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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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 at Chicago State University 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.

Learning outcomes

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.


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:

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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

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

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official High School transcript – Foreign transcripts not written in English must be translated into English by a nationally known credential translator. Applicants must meet a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.50 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Foreign Credential Evaluation – Only accepted by Education Credential Evaluators or World Education Services
  • Official ACT or SAT scores – Must meet a minimum ACT composite of 18 or SAT composite of 960.
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS scores (Not required if English is the applicant’s country first language).
  • Personal essay
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • $30 (U.S.) non-refundable Application fee

Tuition Fee

  • International

    630 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 630 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    630 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 630 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    325 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 325 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.


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