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The Department of Occupational Therapy now offers a Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) degree program.

The Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) degree program is only available to candidates with a University of Pittsburgh Freshman Occupational Therapy Guarantee who began undergraduate studies at the University of Pittsburgh in Fall of 2014, 2015, or 2016.  Candidates with Freshman Occupational Therapy Guarantee status, for these years, should contact the Department of Occupational Therapy at OTpitt@shrs.pitt.edu or 412-383-6620.

Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT)

Ranked 4th in the nation and the highest ranked program in Pennsylvania by U.S. News & World Report, our Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) Program has superior outcomes.

The total number of graduates from the University of Pittsburgh Master of Occupational Therapy program during the 3 year period of 2014-2016 was 150 with an overall graduation rate of 100%.  

Graduation Year Students Entering/Graduating Graduation Rate
2015 50/49 98%
2016 51/52* 102%
2017 51/52* 102%
Total   152/153 100%
* Note: Additional student graduating from previous cohort.

National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) Examination

The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) program results can be found online at  https://secure.nbcot.org/data/schoolstats.aspx. To locate University of Pittsburgh program results, search for Pennsylvania, OT Masters-Level Programs.

Job Placement

Based on graduate surveys, 94% (2015-2017) of Pitt MOT graduates seeking employment in occupational therapy are employed within 6 months of graduating from the MOT Program.

Satisfaction with the MOT Curriculum

Pitt MOT Students consistently report being well satisfied with the curriculum’s contributions to their professional development, as well as the overall quality of academic preparation. When asked, “If you had to choose again, would you still choose the University of Pittsburgh?” Pitt MOT students answer with a confident “Yes!”

Fieldwork educators indicate that Pitt MOT students consistently demonstrate satisfactory performance during fieldwork.

Pitt MOT graduates stated satisfaction with the curriculum in preparing them for employment and employers of our MOT graduates stated they were pleased to employ Pitt MOT graduates and were very satisfied with our graduates’ academic preparation