MS in Occupational Therapy (Post-Professional Master's)

The Post-Professional Master's is for occupational therapists with a bachelor’s degree in OT. As a student in the program, you’ll increase your knowledge of practice and evidence-based research and strengthen your skills in a specific area of practice. This program can be completed either full-time or on a part-time basis for working professionals.

Program Requirements and Policies

  • The Post-Professional Master's is available in two tracks: a Non-thesis/Practice Option and a Thesis/Research Option.
  • Both tracks are 30-credit programs and can be taken part-time or full-time.
  • Both tracks have fall entry for all students. Spring entry is only available for domestic applicants.

Course Requirements for Non-thesis/Practice Option

Required Courses

  • OTS 209 Clinical Research. (3 credits)
  • OTS 288 Outcomes Measurement and Monitoring. (3 credits)
  • OTS 208 Clinical Reasoning Seminar IV. (3 credits)
  • OTS 234 or OTS 235 Practicum. (3 credits)

Concentration Courses

  • Three courses in concentration area (9 credits)

Electives

  • Three elective courses (9 credits)

These required courses can be taken in any sequence or combination depending on student interest and timing of courses offered.

Course Requirements for Thesis/Research Option Requirements

Required Courses:

  • OTS 209 Clinical Research. (3 credits)
  • OTS 288 Outcomes Measurement and Monitoring. (3 credits)
  • OTS 208 Clinical Reasoning Seminar IV. (3 credits)
  • OTS 295 Thesis. (3 credits)
  • OTS 296 Thesis. (3 credits)

Concentration:

  • Three courses in concentration (9 credits)

Electives:

  • Two elective courses (6 credits)

Boston Consortium

Tufts is part of the Boston Consortium. These universities allow cross-registration, which means that students can take a course in the Consortium (during fall and spring semesters only) without having to pay extra tuition at that university. Learn more about Boston Consortium tips for students.