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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.

Doctoral
Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD)
Post-Professional Degree

In this practitioner-focused advanced degree, occupational therapists enhance their clinical and analytical skills to build their knowledge and credentials.

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 protests against the systematic racism that led to the senseless murder of George Floyd and so many others. We are committed as a department to doing the hard work of listening and learning, and turning these conversations into “bold action steps that last beyond the lifespan of a statement.”

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News and Events

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.

NYC DOE's Suzanne Sanchez Wins Fifth Annual Jim Hinojosa Distinguished Alumni Award

As the Senior Director of Therapy Services at the New York City Department of Education, Sanchez is being recognized for making significant contributions to the profession.

Telehealth Teamwork: Educational Theatre Students Act as Patients for Aspiring Health Practitioners Across Steinhardt

With the pandemic restricting in-person fieldwork and internship placements, Steinhardt programs came together to help each other's students gain the experiential skills needed to prepare to enter their respective fields.

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DEPARTMENT OF

Occupational Therapy

Pless Hall, 82 Washington Square East, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10003
Phone: 212-998-5825
Email: occupational.therapy@nyu.edu

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