What is Occupational Therapy?  

  • The entry level Master of Occupational Therapy Program (MSOT) was designed around the curricular themes of Interprofessional Education, Professional Responsibility, and Excellence in Practice.
  • The program start date is mid-May every year. 
    • Year-round program designed to be completed in eight semesters  (3 years) - (82 credit hours)
      • Level II Fieldwork must be completed within 1 year of completing didactic study


The mission of the Occupational Therapy program is to provide competent health care providers who possess basic skills as health care providers, consultants, educators, managers, researchers, and advocatse for the profession and the consumer. In addition the program seeks to improve patient access and quality care for rural and underserved populations through interprofessional education.

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Application Deadline  

  • For May 2015 start:
    • Application opens July 17, 2014
    • Early Admission Deadline: November 2, 2014
      • GPA Required for Early Admission:  3.2
    • Regular Admission Deadline: December 1, 2014


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The Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE - http://www.aota.org/Education-Careers/Accreditation.aspx ) has granted candidacy status for Indiana State University’s Master of Science program in occupational therapy. This action permits the university to admit students into the program as scheduled in May 2013. In granting candidacy status, ACOTE is acknowledging that the program demonstrates potential for achieving compliance with its accreditation standards. Candidacy Status report - http://health-cms.indstate.edu/sites/health.indstate.edu/files/amr-ot-candidacy-aota.pdf
Additional estimated costs noted at https://health-cms.indstate.edu/sites/health.indstate.edu/files/amr-ot-costs.pdf