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 offer you innovative studies and team based learning that will prepare you like no other program. We are the only program that includes a full course on low vision rehabilitation, drawing on the national and international reputation of our LV faculty, and have two required assistive technology courses.

We are ranked 22nd in the country in GraduatePrograms.com's "Top Occupational Therapy Schools according to Student Reviews." So contact us today and find out why students and critics alike think we are among the best in the nation.

OT Student Handbook (2019 - 2020)

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.”