Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT), Center City


  • Center City Campus
  • College of Rehabilitation Sciences

Degree Earned

  • Master of Science

Program Length

2 years

Program Type

  • On Campus

Program Start

Fall Semester


BA/BS Coursework

Contact Us

Name: Stephen B. Kern, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
  • Director, Master of Science in Occupational Therapy Program
  • Professor
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The Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT) on Center City campus is a 82-credit graduate program for students with a Bachelor’s degree in a field other than occupational therapy and completion of prerequisite coursework (29 credits) at a regionally accredited institution. Accelerated MSOT (3+2) students enter the MSOT program when they transfer to Thomas Jefferson University.

The MSOT- Center City program is admitting a final cohort in Fall 2022. The MSOT- East Falls program continues to accept applications.

Length of Program & Activities

Year One

September - May: Fall and Spring semester coursework

May - June: Summer semester coursework

Year Two

September - December: Fall semester coursework

January - June: Spring and Summer 1 semester full time Fieldwork Level II rotations and online coursework

July - August: Summer 2 semester coursework

Year One

Course Title Credits
OT 302 – Applied Anatomy & Kinesiology (Lecture/Laboratory) 4
OT 311 – Health and Health Conditions 4
OT 321 – Foundations of Occupation-Centered Practice I 2
OT 336 – Occupation Through the Life Span 5
OT 340 – Domains of Occupational Therapy Practice:
Fieldwork Level I
OT 600 – Occupational Therapy Professional Seminar 1
Total Semester Credits 18

Course Title Credits
OT 308 Neuroscience Foundations of Occupational Therapy
OT 322 Foundations of Occupation-Centered Practice II 2
OT 357 Evaluation Process 4
OT 577 Historical Perspectives on Theory-Based Practice 3
OT 560 Interventions: Environmental Competence 3
OT 561 Environmental Competence Lab 1
OT 562 Environmental Competence In Action 1

Course Title Credits
OT 341 Occupational Analysis & Evaluation: Fieldwork Level I 2
OT 467 Health Services Administration 2
OT 603 Research Mentorship and Methods 4

Year Two

Course Title Credits
OT 440 Interventions: Enhancing Human Performance, Fieldwork Level I 2
OT 441 Interventions: Enhancing Social Participation,
Fieldwork Level I         
OT 552 Interventions: Enhancing Human Performance (lecture/laboratory) 5
OT 558 Interventions: Enhancing Social Participation (lecture/laboratory) 3
Graduate Elective or Independent Study 3

Course Title Credits
OT 480 Fieldwork Level II A (January - March) 6
OT 578 Evidence-Based Practice I (on-line January - March) 1

Course Title Credits
OT 482 Level II Fieldwork B (Summer 1- April- June)           6
OT 579 Evidence-Based Practice (Summer 1 April-June)           1
TOTAL CREDITS FOR SUMMER 1 (April-June)           7
OT 627 Program Design & Evaluation (Summer 2- July-August) 3
OT 670 Advanced Research Seminar (Summer 2- July-August) 3
OT 682 Clinical Leadership (Summer 2- July-August) 3
TOTAL CREDITS FOR SUMMER 2 (July-August)           9