Shenandoah University’s 75-credit Master of Science in Occupational Therapy is delivered in a flexible, hybrid format, with much of the content delivered online.
Our program prepares you to become a skilled and compassionate occupational therapist, serving a diverse range of patient populations in a variety of health care and community-based settings.
All students, upon graduation from the Shenandoah University’s Division of Occupational Therapy (SUDOT), will receive a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy. The SUDOT is in compliance with the Standards for an Accredited Educational Program for the Occupational Therapist from the Accreditation Council of Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE). Our next full accreditation review is in 2020-2021. Please note, a prior felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT Certification Exam or attain state licensure. Please also be aware that fieldwork placements may be limited or unattainable in out of state locations due to varying state restrictions.
We recommend that all potential students attend an Open House
Who Can Apply
Students who can apply to the SUDOT: (either campus)
- SU undergraduate juniors who are guaranteed accepted to SUDOT as a freshman
- COTA’s (Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants)
- Applicants that hold a Bachelor’s Degree or higher
How to Apply
SUDOT requires potential students to go through OTCAS for the application process. This is an online centralized application service located at www.otcas.org which has a thorough and accurate list of all required documents and prerequisites for the program. For a list of the prerequisites, please go to Shenandoah University that can be found on the list of participating programs located on OTCAS. The application process is:
|START TERM||APPLICATION OPENS||APPLICATION DEADLINE|
|Fall 2019||OTCAS application will open in July 2018 for the Fall 2019 application cycle||
October 15, 2018
The Application Cycle for Fall 2018 term closed on October 15, 2017.
Shenandoah’s Occupational Therapy Program is accredited through AOTA
c/o Accreditation Department
American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20814-3449
(301) 652-2682 or 301-652-AOTA
Nat’l Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc.
12 S. Summit Ave., Suite 100
Gaithersburg, MD 20877-4150
Phone (301)990-7979 Fax (301)869-8492