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:

Occupational Therapy Certification

Graduates of the program are eligible to sit for the national certification examination for occupational therapists administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). Note: A felony conviction or illness that is considered a potential danger to the public may impact a graduate's eligibility for certification and credentialing to practice occupational therapy.

After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR). In addition, most states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination.

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:

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




Aug 2015




Dec 2016




*December 2016 graduates have been eligible to sit for the exam since January 2017. Passing percent represents data as of June 2017.