International Students

Information for International Students

It is a pleasure to greet you as you explore Post-Professional educational opportunities at NYU Steinhardt’s School of Culture, Education, and Human Development of Occupational Therapy. The Department, located in the Greenwich Village section of New York City, has a long history of occupational therapy education in one of the leading universities in the world.

We welcome OT applicants from across the globe. Our students and alumni represent over 15 countries (NYU’s international alumni represent over 160 countries).  We pride ourselves in providing a culturally diverse, supportive and rigorous academic environment.

We invite you to explore the Department’s post-professional programs in occupational therapy leading to the MAOTD, and PhD degrees for certified occupational therapists.

These programs integrate the theoretical foundation of occupational therapy and the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for engaging in scholarly activity.

The combined resources of New York City, the University, and the department provide an outstanding learning environment for professional and personal growth, as well as unique opportunities for interdisciplinary contacts and shared educational experiences.


Why Choose NYU OT?

  • Distinguished Faculty: Our post-professional programs feature a small faculty-student ratio. 90% of our professors hold a doctoral degree. Our faculty enjoy a national and international reputation as scholars and are frequently published.  Research collaboration between students and professors is required of all students.
  • Strong Academics: New York University is a selective, research extensive institution. With more than 15 schools and colleges, the University encourages dialogue between departments and schools. Students in our post-professional programs have the opportunity to select courses in their specialization from other departments within the university and benefit from core occupational therapy courses. 
  • NYU OT Community: Students enjoy a large peer support network provided by our active cadre of post-professional students and our large international professional community.
  • Location: New York University is located in one of the most creative and energetic cities of the world. On- and off-campus activities allow students to take advantage of the excitement, culture and opportunities the city has to offer.

  • Careers: Our post-professional programs prepare graduates to be leaders in the profession. Many of our international students return to their home countries after graduating, where they work as faculty, researchers, and in other in-demand positions at leading academic, research, and clinical facilities.