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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

MS, Occupational Therapy (Professional)

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

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

MA, Occupational Therapy (Post-Professional)

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

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.

PhD, Occupational Therapy

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

PhD, Rehabilitation Sciences

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

News and Events

Alum SpOTlight: “Clinitote” Founder on Designing a Better Bag for Clinicians

Cami Culwell (MS ‘12) noticed that the standard-issue medical bag she used to carry her clinical tools was flawed. “As a clinician, I understand the energy and compassion we devote to clients every day. If Clinitote can alleviate even one problem, then we are one step closer to helping clinicians reach their full potential," she said.

Global Perspectives in Occupational Therapy

We sat down with the most recently graduated MA in Occupational Therapy cohort, composed of students from the Philippines, Taiwan, India, Saudi Arabia, China, Israel, and beyond, to discuss their experience joining together in New York City as classmates.

NYU Ability Project and Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Partner to Make the Museum and Other Historic Sites More Accessible

Through a new grant, the Museum will partner with the NYU Ability Project to create experiences that are accessible to visitors with disabilities.

About Us

Meet our Department Chair and learn more about the NYU Steinhardt Department of Occupational Therapy.

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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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