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Occupational Therapy

The Department of Occupational Therapy is committed to the development of outstanding, ethical practitioners, leaders, scholars, and researchers in the field of occupational therapy who are prepared to respond to society's ever-changing needs.

Professional Degrees

Master of Science
Occupational Therapy
Professional Degree

The NYU Steinhardt Professional MS in Occupational Therapy prepares graduates to become registered occupational therapists.

Master of Science / Doctoral
Two-Tiered MS/Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD)

This two-tiered MS/OTD prepares graduates to become registered occupational therapists and advance their applied knowledge of the profession.

Post-Professional Degrees

Master of Arts
Occupational Therapy
Post-Professional Degree

This one-year master’s gives professionals the opportunity to advance their skills and knowledge in occupational therapy.

Doctor of Occupational Therapy for Practicing Occupational Therapists

In this practitioner-focused advanced degree, occupational therapists enhance their clinical and analytical skills to build their knowledge and credentials. Not currently accepting applications.

Doctor of Philosophy
Occupational Therapy

The PhD provides occupational therapists with the knowledge and skills to work in the profession as researchers, scholars, and educators.

Doctor of Philosophy
Rehabilitation Sciences

Prepare for a fulfilling academic career in research and teaching in the rehabilitation sciences through interdisciplinary study across health fields.

About Us

Learn more about our department, mission statement, and what it means to be an occupational therapist.

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NYU OT Statement on Anti-Racism

We fully support the dismantling of systemic and institutional racism that has led to the historical and ongoing violence and psychological harm to the Black, Indigenous, LatinX, Asian, LGBTQ+, disabled, and other vulnerable communities.

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News and Events

NYU Spotlights Shanteria Carr on Behalf of Steinhardt Class of 2021

NYU selected the Department of Occupational Therapy's Shanteria Carr as an exceptional student to highlight among the more than 18,000 graduates in the Class of 2021.

NYU OT Students Present Original Research at Steinhardt Research and Scholarship Showcase

Our student researchers presented findings on topics including diversity in the profession, school bullying, and the impact of COVID-19 on children's occupations and healthcare utilization.

Congratulations to the 2021 Frieda J. Behlen Scholarship Winners

Read on to meet Megan Clark (MS/OTD '22) and Hava Vainstein (MS '22) and learn more about their current studies, professional goals, and what winning a Frieda J. Behlen scholarship means to them.

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Occupational Therapy

Pless Hall, 82 Washington Square East, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10003
Phone: 212-998-5825

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