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.
Master of Science
The NYU Steinhardt Professional MS in Occupational Therapy prepares graduates to become registered occupational therapists.
Master of Science /
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.
Master of Arts
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.
Doctor of Philosophy
The PhD provides occupational therapists with the knowledge and skills to work in the profession as researchers, scholars, and educators.
Doctor of Philosophy
Prepare for a fulfilling academic career in research and teaching in the rehabilitation sciences through interdisciplinary study across health fields.
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News and Events
Department of Occupational Therapy Announces the Jim Hinojosa Doctoral Award
The Department of Occupational Therapy at NYU Steinhardt is proud to announce a new award for advanced doctoral level students.
Rehabilitating Your Brain with the Touch of an App
Gerald Voebel, associate professor of Occupational Therapy, discusses the role apps can play in the rehabilitation of patients with traumatic brain injuries.
Sandra Duarte Wins the Inaugural Jim Hinojosa Doctoral Award
The Department of Occupational Therapy congratulates Sandra Duarte, the winner of the Inaugural Jim Hinojosa Doctoral Award.
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