Occupational Therapy

Spalding University’s Auerbach School of Occupational Therapy (ASOT) prepares students to become outstanding occupational therapy practitioners in varied health, educational and community settings. The Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT) program offers innovative, reflective, experiential learning opportunities enhanced through service designed to promote human potential. 

The Auerbach School of Occupational Therapy (ASOT) offers two points of entry for students who wish to obtain a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT). In the upcoming application period, ASOT will only accept electronic applications for February 2017 start date beginning May 2, 2016. Learn more about how to apply to the OT program.

Please join us for our next information session on Thursday, June 28 at 4 p.m. Register here.


B.S. in Health Science to M.S. in Occupational Therapy

This combined degree option is for individuals who have not completed an undergraduate degree in any area of study. Students interested in this option must first apply and be admitted to Spalding University prior to applying to the Auerbach School of Occupational Therapy.

Undergraduate application to Spalding University 

Admission to the University does not guarantee admission to the MSOT program.

Once accepted, students begin coursework towards earning their Bachelor of Science in Health Science (BSHS). Upon completion of ASOT prerequisites and the University Studies requirements, major courses can be completed in 30 months based on full-time enrollment. Part-time study is available on an individual basis.

Students who have completed at least 55 hours of undergraduate coursework and completed 9 of the 13 prerequisites may apply to the MSOT program prior to completion of their bachelor’s degree.  

After successful completion of the BSHS, students take an additional 36 credit hours of  graduate level courses to earn the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT).

M.S. in Occupational Therapy

The Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT) is a 30-month program, consisting of 90 credit hours of graduate level study. Students who have a bachelor’s degree in a field other than occupational therapy may apply directly to the MSOT program. (click How to Apply)