Thomas Jefferson University
Jefferson College of Rehabilitation Sciences
Department of Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy Program FAQs

What Occupational Therapy Programs does Jefferson offer?

The Jefferson family of occupational therapy (OT) programs are offered in multiple delivery formats – weekday, weekend and online – on three different campuses – Center City, East Falls and Bucks County.

Prospective applicants can apply to their program of choice, considering personal factors, educational preferences and career goals.

High School Applicants:

Applicants with a bachelor’s degree:

Post Professional Applicants:

Jefferson also offers an  AS in Occupational Therapy Assistant Studies (OTA) through the School of Continuing and Professional Studies on the Bucks County Campus. For more information go to the following website:

Jefferson offers two Master’s Degree Programs. What are the differences?

The MSOT, Center City Campus program is delivered in a full-time, week-day format.

The MSOT, East Falls Campus program is delivered in a blended-learning format: 70-80% of the coursework is delivered on-campus two weekends a month (Friday- Saturday), and the remaining 20-30% is delivered online.

Each entry-level program is individually accredited by ACOTE.

I am interested in applying to multiple programs in Jefferson’s OT Department (OTD, MSOT Center City, MSOT East Falls). Do I fill out applications for all of the programs I am interested in applying to?

At time of application, Jefferson requires applicants apply to the one (1) program that best meets their educational and professional goals. Within the application, Jefferson allow applicants to identify if they are interested in being considered for Admissions to the other programs within the OT Department.”

I am interested in applying to the Master’s AND the Doctorate programs. Can I do that?

Applicants can apply to both Master’s programs; however, they cannot simultaneously apply to the Master’s and Doctorate programs. We request, at the time of application, for applicants to make the determination between the Master’s or Doctoral-level coursework.