School of Occupational Therapy


1.  We are now accepting applications for the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy!

Applications are due December 1st, 2017 at 9 p.m PST.

MSOT program and application information

2. Information Sessions for Prospective Students interested in the Entry-Level Master's Program.

All information sessions will be held on Friday’s in Weyerhaeuser Hall. Here are the upcoming dates and times:

  • December 1st, 2017, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
  • March 2nd, 2018, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
  • April 6th, 2018, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
  • May 4th, 2018, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

MSOT Information Sessions



The School of Occupational Therapy

At Puget Sound we believe that the study of occupational therapy is enhanced by the liberal arts emphasis of the university. Nurtured in a collaborative yet academically rigorous environment, our students learn to think critically and analytically, develop professional values and goals, and become intellectually autonomous. Students benefit from innovative project opportunities, comprehensive fieldwork experiences, and a curriculum designed to develop professional reasoning skills, build exceptional documentation skills, and prepare them to exceed the minimum requirements for entry level practice.

Occupational therapy students at Puget Sound become insightful evaluators and capable professionals with extensive hands-on client interaction and research experience. Our graduates pursue distinguished careers locally and around the world as expert clinicians, school system consultants, faculty members, successful private practitioners, clinic managers, and leaders of professional organizations.



The Occupational Therapy Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE). The program was awarded a certificate of accreditation for a period of 10 years in 2012.

American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), is located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449. ACOTE’s telephone number, c/o AOTA, is 301-652-AOTA. Visit them online at:


Graduation Data

The total number of graduates from the University of Puget Sound, Master of Science in Occupational Therapy program during the 3-year period of 2013-2015 was 91, with an overall graduation rate of 99%. (Students in the MSOT program graduate every December upon completing their fieldwork placements).

Graduation Year Students Entering/Graduating Graduation Rate
2014 30/30  100%
2015 32/31  97%
2016 32/32 100%
Total  94/93  99%


NBCOT Pass Rate

Puget Sound occupational therapy graduates have consistently demonstrated strong educational outcomes. The total number of graduates who passed the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) certification examination as first-time new graduate test-takers in 2014-2016 was 94 of 94, which is a pass rate of 100%.

NBCOT Test Year New Graduates Testing/Passing New Graduates % Passing
2014 32/32 100%
2015 31/31 100%
2016 31/31 100%
Total 94/94 100%

To view our pass rate data by year, here is the direct link to the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) program data results: