Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University)

College of Science, Health and the Liberal Arts

Master of Science in Occupational Therapy


4201 Henry Avenue

Philadelphia, PA 19144-5497

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science in Occupational Therapy

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The East Falls Campus MSOT Program

The Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) MS in Occupational Therapy (MSOT) program features a unique blended learning model with a keen focus on innovation through collaboration. Through the program, students learn to help people of all ages improve their functional independence after illness, injury, or delays in growth and development. The MSOT program is grounded in the fields of science and psychology, combined with creativity, compassion and coaching to help people live their lives to the fullest.

The knowledge, skills and ways of thinking taught in classroom and applied experiences enables graduates to work as OT professionals in all settings, from early intervention and school classrooms to community agencies and medical facilities. In these various settings therapy can involve everything from restoring, maintaining or developing abilities to adapting the environment to support individuals to live independently and achieve quality of life.  

Blended Learning Format
Students attend on-campus classroom sessions 8 weekends/ semester, typically every other weekend (Friday/Saturday). These on-campus class meetings account for approximately 70-80% of course delivery. The remaining educational dialogue occurs online through distance learning technologies.

Innovation through Collaboration
Occupational Therapy students regularly collaborate with peers and students from a variety of programs throughout the University, current OT professionals, and various other partners. Through inter-professional projects, OT students learn to advocate for their clients and help their colleagues to better understand issues related to the world of individuals living with educational challenges, health conditions, or disabilities.


Jefferson University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 72

Classification: Master's College or University I

Loans Offered: Loans are available to students enrolled for at least five credit hours per semester. You may borrow up to $18,500 per academic year. The total amount outstanding that you may borrow for is $65,500.

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 0-999

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