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Welcome to the UAB Occupational Therapy Program

Our acclaimed faculty offer innovative curriculum for students interested in becoming occupational therapists. Our excellence is recognized in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings of America’s Best Graduate Schools, Occupational Therapy Programs, which rate our program #23 overall.

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Our master of science in occupational therapy program has admitted its last class, and we are no longer accepting applications for this program.

We now offer the Entry-Level Clinical Doctorate in Occupational Therapy (OTD) program, which is designed for students with bachelor’s degrees in fields other than occupational therapy. Learn more about and apply to our entry-level OTD program.

The Master of Science in Occupational Therapy degree program is designed to lead to a professional licensure in Occupational Therapy. While there is a national professional exam, National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) examination, associated with the occupational therapy licensure, specific licensure requirements still vary from state to state. UAB is working to develop an online, publicly-accessible database to assist in providing this state-by-state information. In the meantime, if you are interested in learning about potential professional licensure requirements in your state for a specific degree program, please contact UAB State Authorization at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call 205-934-7217.