Master of Occupational Therapy
Welcome to the Master in Occupational Therapy (MOT)
Our program offers a 3-year undergraduate/graduate Master in Occupational Therapy program. This type of program is also known as a 2 + 3. Students typically complete 2 years of pre-requisite courses and then apply to the program. Once admitted students complete an additional 3 years, 2 years undergraduate followed by 1 year of graduate studies. Students can also apply to the program after they have completed a Bachelor’s degree and the pre-requisite courses.
Students receive two degrees while in the program, a Bachelor of Arts in Human Performance and Health and a Masters of Occupational Therapy. For over 15 years, our program has been committed to excellence in occupational therapist education.
We encourage you to browse our website to learn more about our diverse and experienced faculty, our comprehensive curriculum, and our excellent student outcomes.
Transition to the Occupational Therapy Doctor (OTD)
The accrediting agency of Occupational Therapy educational programs (ACOTE) is requiring that new occupational therapists entering the profession have an Occupational Therapy Doctor degree to practice beginning in 2027. Based on this, we are in the process of transitioning to an OTD degree and anticipate accepting the first class of OTD students in June of 2021.
We will continue to admit students for two more years to the MOT program (2019-2020). After this, we will no longer offer the MOT degree. However, students graduating from with the MOT degree will be allowed to practice past 2027 with that degree. Our current plan is to offer an OTD Post Doc program for MOT graduates who want to pursue the OTD degree. This is currently in the planning phases and will not be implemented before 2021.
Students entering WVU in the fall of 2019 or later must complete a bachelor's degree before applying to the OTD program. Please check the OTD link for more information.