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Professional Licensure

MS, Occupational Therapy

Our on-campus program places students in supervised field experiences both within and outside of New York State (NYS). New York University is authorized pursuant to the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) to enroll students in supervised field experiences in the SARA states and territories. For further details regarding NYU's SARA membership please visit the NYU State Authorization website. SARA requires universities to disclose to applicants and students whether programs that lead to professional licensure meet the educational requirements for licensure in those states in which students are doing learning placements.

Our department conducts placement activity in the following states outside New York State and has made the following determination with respect to professional licensure in those specific states.

If you are interested in having a placement or gaining licensure in a state not listed in the chart below, please contact Academic Fieldwork Coordinator Alison Rangel at 212-998-5832 or to discuss if this is possible. 

Note, state regulations change frequently, and the information posted here may have changed at the time of your specific application to or enrollment in our program of study. Please check with Alison if you have specific questions about whether our program meets licensure requirements in a specific state.

State Professional Licensure
State Does Occupational Therapy Meet the Requirements for Professional Licensure in This State?
State License Contact Info
Additional Information
California Yes  
Connecticut Yes Department of Public Health  
District of Columbia
Yes Board of Occupational Therapy  
Florida Yes Florida Board of Occupational Therapy  
Illinois Yes  
Maryland Yes Board of Occupational Therapy Practice  
Massachusetts Yes Board of Allied Health Professions, Division of Professional Licensure  
Nevada Yes Nevada Board of Occupational Therapy  
North Carolina Yes North Carolina Board of Occupational Therapy  
New Jersey Yes  
New York Yes New York State Education Department Office of the Professions  
Pennsylvania Yes State Board of Occupational Therapy  
Texas Yes Texas Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners  

NYU Steinhardt has not been able to make a determination with respect to educational and professional licensure requirements for the following states and territories:

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • Colorado
  • Delaware
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • New Mexico
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming
  • American Samoa
  • Guam
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Puerto Rico
  • US Virgin Islands