AccreditationOccupational Therapy (MSOT)
The entry-level occupational therapy master's degree programs on the Manchester NH and Worcester MA campuses are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929. ACOTE's telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-6611. Graduates of the programs will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapist administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of the exam, the individual will be an Occupational Therapist Registered (OTR). In addition, all states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT certification examination. Note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate's ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.
This Manchester program is also approved by the Division of Higher Education-Higher Education Commission, Department of Education State of New Hampshire.
Accreditation Status Granted for Worcester Campus Additional Location
At its meeting on January 23, 2023, the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) granted a status of Accreditation for a period of 2 years (the academic year of the regularly scheduled on-site evaluation of the main campus at MCPHS University-Manchester Campus in Manchester, New Hampshire) for the additional location at the MCPHS University-Worcester Campus, Worcester Massachusetts. The program's next on-site evaluation will be scheduled within academic year 2024/2025. Graduates from the program are now eligible to sit for the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT).