Welcome from the Chair

Welcome to NYU’s Department of Occupational Therapy! Since 1940 we have been committed to educating clinical and academic leaders in the field of occupational therapy. We are a highly ranked OT program and strive to offer a dynamic, student centered, experiential learning environment from top faculty in their respective fields. 

Our department offers programs that emphasize scientific inquiry and advanced clinical skills to prepare administrators, researchers, scholars, educators, and professional leaders. We also take full advantage of our New York location, the home of leading health and educational facilities in the United States.

Our entry-level professional master of science (MS) gives students an opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills they need to become an OT with interprofessional experiences across a wide range of practice areas. Our Two-Tiered (MS/OTD) option combines our professional master's and clinical doctorate programs. Our post-professional master of arts (MA) students often bring their international experiences, reflecting the global mission of NYU to the classroom, as they earn an advanced degree. Our post-professional OTD program, which is offered both on campus and online, allows the practicing therapist a chance to develop advanced competency in a specialization area. Our PhD in OT was the first in the nation and has produced scholars and academics that can be found at leading universities throughout the US and abroad.

Our diverse faculty brings their strengths and talents to the classroom, research, and their scholarship and are always available to our students. I invite you to look around our website at our professional and post-professional programs; check out the exciting and innovative endeavors in which our faculty engage. As you tour our site, please feel free to send your questions or comments to me at occupational.therapy@nyu.edu. I look forward to hearing from you!

Kristie Patten Koenig, PhD, OT/L, FAOTA
Associate Professor and Department Chair