Accreditation

Mount Mary University’s occupational therapy program has maintained full accreditation since its inception in 1941 and provides a professional education resulting in skilled hands-on practitioners who are client-centered and holistic in their approach to health care.

The entry-level occupational therapy master’s degree program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449. ACOTE's telephone number, c/o AOTA is: (301) 652-AOTA and its web address is: www.acoteonline.org

Occupational Therapy Certification

Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapist, administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the graduate will be an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR). In addition, most states require licensure to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. A felony conviction may affect a graduate's ability to sit for the NBCOT Certification Examination or attain state licensure. Please refer to NBCOT's Presumptive Denial Policy.

Program Outcomes

The total number of graduates from Mount Mary University's Master of Science in Occupational Therapy program during the 3-year period of 2014-2016 was 184, with an overall graduation rate of 92%.

Graduation Year Students Entering/Graduating Graduation Rate
2014 103/93* 90%
2015 50/47 94%
2016 48/44 92%
TOTAL 201/184 92%

*Two cohorts of students graduated in 2014.

Outcomes for this program can be viewed on the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) website: https://secure.nbcot.org/data/schoolstats.aspx

The Occupational Therapy program at Mount Mary University closely monitors the progress of all graduates in their attainment of certification to practice. While the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy provides general data on pass rate percentage for each college and university in the U.S., we gather and track more detailed data for the graduates of our program by graduating cohort. The following chart below represents pass rate data for graduates by graduating year within one year of completing the program:

Graduating Month/Year

Number of Graduates

Number Sitting for Certification Exam

Passing Percent by One Year of Graduation

May and Aug 2014

93

93

95%

Aug 2015

47

47

93.7%

Dec 2016

44

44

97%