M.Sc. On Campus

Occupational Therapy

Dominican University of California

36 months
1192 USD/credit 31786 USD/year
1192 USD/credit 31786 USD/year
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Dominican University of California’s Master of Science in Occupational Therapy Program prepares you for success through a curriculum driven by research and based in evidence. We are client centered and community focused.


Occupational therapists are licensed health professionals who help people of all ages — with and without disabilities — to engage in meaningful occupations and to do the things that are important to them in their daily lives. 

Founded on excellence, Dominican University of California’s Occupational Therapy curriculum builds on the knowledge and experience students gain each year. Students progress from exploration to competence to achievement to mastery.

Program Highlights

  • Experienced, professional faculty
  • Small class sizes and student-centered learning
  • A strong community engagement focus with consideration of cultural, social and political contexts of occupational therapy
  • More than 200+ fieldwork partners
  • Excellent NBCOT pass rate. Graduates are eligible to sit for the national board examination — becoming licensed in California or any other state — and practice internationally.
  • A plethora of employment opportunities upon graduation with a 100 percent post-graduate employment rate
  • 10-year accreditation with Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Occupation as Therapy
  • Conditions in Occupational Therapy
  • Foundations of Occupational Therapy
  • Human Movement Analysis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Application window is July 18-November 30. Admissions decisions made in February.


80 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed Application 
  • Official Transcript(s)
  • Resume
  • Statement of Purpose or Intent
  • A statement between 300 and 800 words describing why you are interested in pursuing a graduate degree.
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Academic or professional, on letterhead.
  • Prerequisite Requirements 
  • Personal Interview
  • Applicants who have been selected to continue on in the application process will be invited to interview at BioMarin or the Buck Institute.
  • Optional — GRE Record: An official copy of general Graduate Record Examination scores may be submitted 
  • International Applicants: International candidates must meet additional admissions requirements.
  • Personal Interview

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    31786 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1192 USD per credit during 36 months.
  • National

    31786 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1192 USD per credit during 36 months.

Tuition is per unit.

Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 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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