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:
- Accelerated BS/OTD (3+3), East Falls Campus
Applicants with a bachelor’s degree:
- MSOT, Center City Campus (courses delivered weekdays on campus)
- MSOT, East Falls Campus (courses delivered weekends on campus & online)
- OTD, Center City Campus (courses delivered weekdays on campus in year 1 and 2; courses delivered 100% online in year 3)
Post Professional Applicants:
- Post Professional OTD (courses delivered 100% online)
- Advanced Practice Certificates (courses delivered 100% online; except Hand and Upper Limb Rehabilitation, which includes limited weekend on campus sessions)
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: http://www.eastfalls.jefferson.edu/ASOT/.
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.