30 months
1398 USD/credit 44736 USD/year
1398 USD/credit 44736 USD/year
1020 USD/credit 32640 USD/year
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The highly ranked Master of Occupational Therapy in Temple University’s College of Public Health trains students to help individuals maximize their health and quality of life by engaging in meaningful activity. 


Students of the Occupational Therapy program at Temple University learn how to evaluate clients functional needs, and develop and implement solutions for clients to gain independence. This entry-level professional program prepares graduates to take the national board certification (NBCOT) examination, which allows you to become a registered occupational therapist.

Occupational therapy empowers individuals across the lifespan to overcome dysfunction, make choices regarding occupational engagement, and optimize function and quality of life. Our faculty encourage students to cultivate five professional roles on their paths to becoming accomplished occupational therapists: engager, innovator, learner, perceiver and thinker.

You will develop clinical skills through a combination of direct observation and experiential learning: Students engage in supervised fieldwork assignments beginning in their first year. You will be taught to understand social needs, policies and trends in order to prepare for a fulfilling professional life.

Future Career

The program boasts a 100% employment rate for graduating students. Graduates are prepared to become entry-level occupational therapists working with children, adults and older adults in educational, community and medical service areas. Our graduates serve at community service agencies, developmental disability therapy centers, hospitals, mental health centers, rehabilitation centers and schools, among other environments.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Current and Emerging Issues in Public Health and Health Professions
  • Theoretical Perspectives of Occupation
  • Neuroscience Perspectives in Occupational Therapy
  • Human Dynamics in Occupational Therapy
  • Developmental Perspectives in Occupational Therapy
  • Kinesiology Perspectives in Occupational Therapy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 30 months

Start dates & application deadlines


80 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Research your graduate degree program
  • Complete online application
  • Letters of Reference: 3
  • Coursework Required for Admission Consideration
  • Statement of Goals
  • Standardized Test Scores
  • Clearances: The Occupational Therapy M.O.T. program requires students to complete clinical/field education experiences at facilities both on and off Temple University’s campuses.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline: A baccalaureate degree is required.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    44736 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1398 USD per credit during 30 months.
  • National

    44736 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1398 USD per credit during 30 months.
  • In-State

    32640 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1020 USD per credit during 30 months.

Living costs for Philadelphia

1313 - 2284 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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