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Application Extended: Still Accepting Applications

30 Total Credits Required

Each student takes a core set of graduate-level courses in occupational therapy theory, research methods, and clinical practice. The remaining courses can be taken either from Department of Occupational Therapy electives in such areas of assistive technology, cognition, neurology, orthopedics, pediatrics, and rehabilitation, or from electives in other New York University schools, divisions, and programs including special education, applied psychology, nursing, curriculum and instruction, and other related fields.

This degree may be completed in one year of full-time study (Fall, Spring, and Summer), depending on your course selections. Course selection is made by advisement on an individual basis to design a course sequence that meets the student's unique needs and interests.

Elective Courses

12 Credits

Electives in such fields as assistive technology, special education, applied psychology, curriculum and instruction, social sciences, and related areas are generally acceptable.

MA/OTD Single-Decision Option

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If you already earned a bachelor's degree in occupational therapy, you have the additional option of applying directly to the clinical doctoral OTD and earning your master's during the educational process. After completing the MA degree, you can continue uninterrupted onto the OTD without having to submit another admissions application.

Learn More About the MA/OTD Single-Decision Option