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 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.

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 2016-2018 was 138, with an overall graduation rate of 95.2%.

 Graduation Year  Students Entering/Graduating  Graduation Rate
2016 48/44 92%
2017 48/48 100%
2018 48/46 96%
TOTAL 144/138 95.2%


Results of graduates' performance on the national certification exam are published annually through the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). Outcomes for this program can be viewed on NBCOT's website at this link: