Study Occupational Therapy at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
As an occupational therapist, you’re the one that helps patients regain independence by helping them perform the everyday activities that are most meaningful to them. Hands-on learning and clinical placements will help you earn your Master of Science in Occupational Therapy in an accelerated timeframe, preparing you for a dynamic career in a growing field that improves the lives of clients of all ages.
Why pursue an Occupational Therapy degree at MCPHS?
- Facilities and Experiences: Our on-campus clinical technology includes a Sensory Integration Pediatric Lab, Adult Functional Simulation Training Apartment Lab, and more. And fieldwork placements in hospitals, clinics, schools, and community-based settings provide students with rich, real-world experience.
- Accelerated Programs: Those who meet prerequisite requirements can choose the full-time, two-year master's program. Undergraduates can choose from three pathway options to earn a combined Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy in five years instead of six.
- Value and Earning Power: MCPHS was ranked the #1 university in the U.S. for earning power and the #3 university for return on investment.* Plus, the median annual wage for occupational therapists was $84,270 in May 2018, with the highest 10% earning $120,750.**
- Increasing Demand: The demand for occupational therapists is expected to grow at a much faster rate than many other occupations, with a potential 18% increase in jobs needed by 2028.**
- Job Satisfaction: Occupational therapists rank #11 in the U.S. News’ list of the Best Health Care Jobs of 2019 and #13 in U.S. News’ list of the 100 Best Jobs of 2019.
* Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education; Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce
** U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics