About this course
The entry level Master's Program in Occupational Therapy, leading to a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT) is for college graduates who wish to become occupational therapists but do not have work experience in the field of occupational therapy. The program, which requires completion of 14.5 units of Occupational Therapy coursework, is two academic years in length plus a minimum of six months of full-time fieldwork experience.
This graduate degree has existed at Puget Sound for more than 40 years. It was established at a time when it was critically important to test and verify the theoretical foundations and practical techniques of occupational therapy using rigorous, systematic methods of study. The need for such an emphasis today is no less. The health care system requires evidence of effective therapeutic outcomes, and the need to promote evidence-informed practice is stronger than ever before. Both quantitative and qualitative methodologies are taught and valued in the program. Puget Sound graduates will have exceptionally strong abilities to critique all types of existing research, and to implement a collaborative evidence study that can contribute to the professional decision-making in an actual practice setting