Entry Level Master's Program

Effective Fall 2020 the School of Occupational Therapy will transition to an entry level Doctorate in Occupational Therapy (OTD). The University of Puget Sound is currently seeking this new accreditation. Pending approval of the accreditation process, candidates who apply for and are accepted into the class starting Fall 2020 will graduate with an OTD. Our last cohort for the MSOT degree will start the Fall 2019 semester. The next application cycle will be for the anticipated OTD program. More details to come! 

As we transition to the entry-level Doctorate in Occupational Therapy, many of the unique factors of our Program will remain, such as the onsite clinic, experiential learning in context, and community engagement. The new entry-level OTD degree will allow our graduates to be better prepared to address the changing milieu of occupational therapy practice across context including population-based services.

The Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT) emphasizes hands on clinical practice, clinical reasoning and research. Students in the M.S.O.T. program must successfully pass the community-based clinical experience in mental health and the onsite adult and pediatric clinical experiences. Additionally, they complete a three-course sequence in research methods with an emphasis on translational research and a paper of publishable quality.  It is anticipated that the class entering Fall 2019 will be the last MSOT class.

Tour Weyerhaeuser Hall

In 2011 the university completed Weyerhaeuser Hall, housing several health science departments including the School of Occupational Therapy.

Profile of Recently Admitted Class

*Average overall GPA:  3.81 (range 3.21 – 4.0)

*Average overall prerequisite GPA:  3.43 (range 3.00 – 4.0)

*Average score on Verbal GRE:  68th percentile

*Average score on Quantitative GRE:  46th percentile

*Average score on Analytical GRE:  67th percentile

Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE)

Puget Sound participates in the WICHE Program. WICHE's Professional Student Exchange Program enables students from certain states to enroll in selected out-of-state professional programs usually because those fields of study are not available at public institutions in their home states.  Students who qualify and receive funding through WICHE will have tuition costs offset by the WICHE support fee. Please review their website to see if you qualify and to start the application process.  http://www.wiche.edu/psep