Occupational Therapy MSOT

Application Cycle for the 2015 start date:
Opens: July 17, 2014

Early Admission Deadline: November 2, 2014

Regular Admission Deadline: December 1, 2014


The entry level Master of Occupational Therapy Program (MSOT) was designed around the curricular themes of Interprofessional Education, Professional Responsibility, and Excellence in Practice. The program is year round and is designed to be completed in eight semesters (82 credit hours).

The program start date is mid may every year.


The mission of the Occupational Therapy program is to provide competent health care providers who possess basic skills as a health care provider, consultant, educator, manager, researcher, and advocate for the profession and the consumer. In addition the program seeks to improve patient access and quality care for rural and underserved populations through interprofessional education.

The Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) has granted candidacy status for Indiana State University’s Master of Science program in occupational therapy. This action permits the university to admit students into the program as scheduled in May 2013.

In granting candidacy status, ACOTE is acknowledging that the program demonstrates potential for achieving compliance with its accreditation standards. The council cited as strengths a thoughtful candidacy application, a thorough curriculum design based on the mission of the occupational therapy program and the mission of the university and a thorough and appropriate strategic plan.

The council cited only one area of concern, that the program’s application addressed the philosophy of learning but not the philosophy of occupational therapy and said the program director should ensure that this concern is fully addressed in the program’s initial self-study report.