MSOT students smiling while practicing with flexibility bands

The UAB Department of Occupational Therapy program is 25th in the nation as ranked by U.S. News and World Report in the most recent "Best Graduate Schools" edition. Our graduates post-board pass rates consistently above the national average and become experts and leaders in the field of occupational therapy.

The Master of Science in Occupational Therapy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) and our graduates are eligible to sit for the occupational therapist certification examination administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy© (NBCOT).

We use team-building assignments and other methods to give you the opportunity to collaborate and work closely with peers in the program, in addition to our faculty. We are uniquely position to include a full course on low vision rehabilitation, drawing on the national and international reputation of our low vision faculty. We also require two assistive technology courses.

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.