Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University
Jefferson College of Health Professions
Department of Occupational Therapy

Program Options

Options for High School Seniors

Accelerated MSOT (3+2) for High School Applicants

High School seniors who are committed to earning a Master of Science (MS) in Occupational Therapy have the opportunity to do so in 5 years after graduation from high school, through partnerships with select colleges and universities. During their senior year of high school, students may apply to our partner institutions.

If accepted into the Accelerated MSOT (3+2) MSOT Program students will have a guaranteed seat in the MSOT on-campus program offered at Jefferson's Center City, Philadelphia campus upon successful completion of their first three years of academic and professional prerequisites at the partner institution.

Students will earn their bachelor’s degree from the partner institution and their Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from Thomas Jefferson University.

Contact Us

Leslie Hindman
Senior Associate Director of Admissions
Phone: 215-503-9848
E-mail:
 Leslie.Hindman@jefferson.edu

Options for College Students

MSOT Program

Program Length

Earned Bachelor's degree
2 years entry-level and graduate coursework 
2 full-time Level II Fieldwork rotations (12 weeks each)

About the Program

The Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT) is for students with a Bachelor’s degree in a field other than occupational therapy and have completed two years of prerequisite coursework (29 credits) at a regionally accredited institution.

Contact Us

Stephen Kern, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Director of Master of Science in Occupational Therapy Program
Phone: 215-503-8013
E-mail: Stephen.Kern@jefferson.edu

Leslie Hindman
Senior Associate Director of Admissions
Phone: 215-503-9848
E-mail:
 Leslie.Hindman@jefferson.edu