Occupational Therapy

Master of Occupational Therapy Program

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In response to national trends toward entry-level doctoral education for occupational therapists, Cleveland State University's Master of Occupational Therapy Program is transitioning to the doctoral level. Cleveland State University's entry-level occupational therapy doctoral degree program has applied for accreditation and has been granted Candidacy Status by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA and its Web address is https://acoteonline.org.

Cleveland State University is now offering a 3-year, 8-term, entry-level Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) degree beginning Fall 2020. The Master of Occupational Therapy Program will no longer be accepting applications for admission.  Please refer to the following webpage for further information about the Occupational Therapy Doctorate Program.

The Cleveland State University (CSU) Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) Program is one of seven programs in the School of Health Sciences, offered within the College of Sciences and Health Professions.  The OT Program has been in existence for over 40 years, admitting its first Bachelor’s degree class in 1974.  The program transitioned to an entry-level Master of Occupational Therapy degree in 2002. 

Graduates of the CSU MOT Program are prepared to work in both medical and community-based settings. They assume diverse roles in clinical practice, consultation, teaching, management, research, and advocacy.  The occupation-centered curriculum is designed using an adult learning model, integrating didactic, laboratory, and clinical experiences through seven consecutive semesters.  The Program offers unique service learning programs in the community that are designed to provide our students with an opportunity to participate in innovative and emerging areas of practice that enhance engagement in meaningful occupations to improve the quality of life and health of participants.  The experienced faculty provide high quality instruction and learning opportunities, preparing graduates to become skilled and ethical practitioners who provide occupational therapy services to diverse individuals and communities within complex interdisciplinary systems using the best evidence.

Accreditation

The CSU Master of Occupational Therapy Program is accredited by the
Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the
American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at:
6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20852-4929
301.652.AOTA (2682)
 

MOT PROGRAM OUTCOMES

Graduation Rates

The total number of graduates from the CSU Master of Occupational Therapy Program during the three-year period of 2018-2020 is 109, with an overall graduation rate of 80%. COVID-19 has impacted graduation rates as Fieldwork placements have been delayed.

Graduation Year

Students Admitted

Number of Graduates

Graduation Rate

within 150% of published program length

2018

47

*46

98%

2019

45

**44

**98%

2020

45

***19

***42%

Total 

137

109

80%

*1 student withdrew from the program

**1 student delayed in completing Level II Fieldwork due to COVID-19

***26 students experienced delays in completion of Level II Fieldwork due to COVID-19.  Scheduled to complete Level II Fieldwork Spring 2021. 

 NBCOT Certification Examination Results

After successful completion of the CSU MOT program, graduates are eligible to sit for the national certification exam administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT).  

Calendar  Year

Passing %

2019

100%

2018

100%

2017

98%

2016

100%

2015

100%

2014

97%

2013

97%

Please note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the national certification exam and attain a state license.  Direct any questions to NBCOT and the Ohio Licensure Board.

CSU MOT Program NBCOT certification exam results also are available at this link:  https://secure.nbcot.org/data/schoolstats.aspx

Master of Occupational Therapy Program

COST OF ATTENDANCE

  • The cost of attendance (COA) is a very important concept for students to understand-- it is considered the estimated educational expenses for 2 semesters. Generally, the COA is the sum of tuitions, fees, books (or other educational expenses), transportation, living (on or off campus), and misc. expenses. 
  • Each student will be charged tuition and fees, UPass, and all lab and technology fees. Tuition is based on a by credit fee and in-state residency, as well as an academic program. Each student is considered full time at 12 credit hours. Students living in dorms will be charged room and board. All other fees associated with the COA are estimates and will be dependent on the student.
  • The Occupational Therapy Program has calculated COA based on the university estimates of COA and converted these costs to estimate annual and total costs for the program since the program meets all year round. 
  • Please refer to the CSU Treasury Services website for up-to-date information.
  • Students interested in Financial Aid should refer to the CSU Financial Aid Office website.

MOT COST OF ATTENDANCE: In-State. (Class of 2021)

Current Cost

MOT Program

2020 Summer Semester

MOT Program

2020 Fall Semester

MOT Program

2021 Spring Semester

MOT Program 2020-2021 Academic Year

Total Cost of Program

(2.5 Year Program 2019-2021)

*Tuition

$5422.50

$7598.50

$7598.50

$20,619.50

43,046.50

Student Fee

$204

$255

$255

$714

$1479

**Books (buy) & Supplies (Lab Fees)

$75 – Lab Fee

293 – Books 

$368

$180–Lab Fees

$166 -Books

$346

$180-Lab Fees

$286 –Books

$466

$1180

$2590

Loan Fees

$40

$40

$40

$120

$240

Distance Ed Fees

Only if took online elective.  Max of 2 electives possible

Only if took online elective: $25.00 per credit hour ($75.00)

Only if took online elective: $25.00 per credit hour ($75.00)

$150

$150

Total

6034.50

$8314.50

$8434.50

$22,783.50

$47,505.50

 

*Tuition and Fees are subject to change; See Tuition and Fees ScheduleOther costs are estimates.

**The Program uses several textbooks in multiple courses throughout the program, and students will want to use these texts during Fieldwork experiences as references. Students may choose to rent or borrow books to reduce costs.

 

MOT COST OF ATTENDANCE: Out-of-State (Class of 2021)

Current Cost

MOT Program 2020 Summer Semester

MOT Program

2020 Fall Semester

MOT Program

2021 Spring Semester

MOT Program 2020-2021 Academic Year

Total Cost of Program

(2.5 Year Program 2019-2021)

Tuition

$9315

$13,455.00

$13,455.00

$36,225

$75,555

Student Fee

$204

$255

$255

$714

$1479

Books (buy) & Supplies (Lab Fees)

$75 – Lab Fee

293 -Books

 $368

$180 – Lab Fees

$166 – Books

$346

$180 – Lab Fees

$286 – Books

$466

$1180

$2590

Loan Fees

$40

$40

$40

$120

$240

Distance Ed Fees

Only if took online elective.  Max of 2 electives possible

Only if took online elective: $25.00 per credit hour ($75.00)

Only if took online elective: $25.00 per credit hour ($75.00)

$150.00

$150

Total

$9723

$14,171

14,291

$38,185

$80,014

*Tuition and Fees are subject to change; See Tuition and Fees ScheduleOther costs are estimates.

**The Program uses several textbooks in multiple courses throughout the program, and students will want to use these texts during Fieldwork experiences as references. Students may choose to rent or borrow books to reduce costs.

 

To learn more about our program, please explore this website.  Additionally, the MOT Program strongly encourages all interested students to schedule an appointment with an MOT advisor.

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To learn more about our faculty, please visit their faculty profiles.