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School of Occupational Therapy Costs

We include tuition information for the Entry Level Masters (MSOT), Entry Level Doctorate (OTD) and Post-Professional Doctor (DOT) of Occupational Therapy programs.

The Spring 2021 tuition charge for MSOT/OTD graduate students will be $6,760 per unit. The total affiliation fee for Occupational Therapy students is $5940.  You will be billed $2,970 for each of the two Affiliations required by the program.  For Fall 2020 only, the MSOT/OTD per unit rate will be $6,503. 

The Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT) program requires completion of 14.75 units of occupational therapy coursework, is two and a half academic years in length which includes two full-time fieldwork clinical affiliations off-campus.

The Entry Level Doctorate (OTD) program required completion of 15 units of occupational therapy coursework, is three academic years in length including a minimum of six months of full-time fieldwork experience, and a 14-week Capstone experience.

The Post-Professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy (DrOT) program is completed in three semesters.

MSOT/OTD Program Comparison Chart

Note, the cost information for the entire program projections below are based on the 2020-21 tuition and fee rates. Students currently in their first year will see the cost for the second and third years of enrollment change to reflect the actual tuition and fee rates approved for that given year.    

Tuition Costs 2020-21

First Year MSOT Students (Began Program Fall 2020)

Term Units   Cost
Fall Term 2020 4 $26,012
Spring Term 2021 4 $27,040
Total 8 $53,052

Second Year MSOT Students

TERM UNITS   COST
Fall Term 2020 3.50 $22,760.50
Spring Term 2021 3.25 $21,970
Total 6.75

$44,730.50

 

Third Year MSOT Students 

Students will participate in two to three clinical affiliations off-campus. Many students complete these two full-time 12-week placements in the summer and fall.  Students do have the option to complete their affiliations during the fall and spring semesters.  The total affiliation fee for Occupational Therapy students is $5940. You will be billed $2,970 for each of the two Affiliations required by the program.

First Year OTD Students (Began Program Fall 2020)

term units cost
Fall Term 2020 4 $26,012
Spring Term 2021 4 $27,040
Total 8 $53,052

Second Year OTD Students (2021-22)

Term units cost
Summer Term 2021 .5 $3,380
Fall Term 2021 3.5 $23,660
Spring Term 2022 3 $20,280
Total 7

$47,320

Third Year OTD Students (2022-23)

Students will participate in two clinical affiliations off-campus.  Many students complete these two full-time 12-week placements in the Summer 2022 and Fall 2022.  The total affiliation fee for Occupational Therapy students is $5940. You will be billed $2,970 for each of the two Affiliations required by the program.

14-week Capstone experience fee will be $10,000 to begin Summer 2022 and conclude Spring 2023.

Post-Professional Doctor of OT Program

Term Units  Cost
Summer Term 2020 2 $13,520
Fall Term 2020 3 $19,509
Spring Term 2021 3 $20,280
Total

 

$53,309

 

Financial Aid

Financial aid available to graduate students is composed of federal loans and a limited number of departmental scholarships and fellowships.

Eligibility for need-based financial aid is based on demonstrated financial need. Financial need is defined as the difference between the total cost of attending Puget Sound and the amount you are expected to contribute as calculated by submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The cost of attendance is the total cost of tuition billed by the university, plus a standard calculation for room and board allowance, books and supplies, transportation, and personal expenses.

Estimated Financial Aid Available

Award Amount
Federal Direct Loan $20,500

Additional Loan Resources

Graduate PLUS Loan
Graduate students may pursue funding through the Graduate PLUS loan program. Students may borrow a PLUS Loan for any year that they are enrolled at least half-time. Click here to see a chart to determine interest rates and here to view loan origination fees.

Private Education Loan
There are many private lenders who offer private educational loans to students provided the qualifying credit and income criteria are met. You can compare options for private education loans through FASTChoice, a free online loan comparison tool.

Financial aid for OT Students

Financial aid available to graduate students is composed of federal loans and a limited number of fellowships and departmental scholarships.