Masters of Health Science in Occupational Therapy

The mission of the Augusta University Occupational Therapy Department is to develop occupational therapists who change the world through exemplary service, innovative practice, and excellence in scholarship.

Our vision is to be an occupational therapy program of excellence renown for our global impact in addressing with dignity, integrity, compassion and a commitment to social justice, the needs and well-being of individuals and collective societies.

Augusta University offers a Master of Health Science in Occupational Therapy which is comprised of six semesters, including 89 credit hours. During these two years, students will complete six one-week fieldwork rotations and two 12-week fieldwork rotations at sites throughout Georgia and across the U.S. After successful completion of the program, graduates are eligible to sit for the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy examination.

The total number of graduates from Augusta University Master of Health Science in Occupational Therapy program during the 3-year period of 2019-2021 was 131 with an overall graduation rate of 96%.

Graduation Year Students Entering/Graduating Graduation Rate
2019 45/45 100%
2020 45/45 100%
2021 47/41* 87%
TOTAL 137/131 96%

  *six students will graduate in 2022


Our program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at: 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929. ACOTE’s telephone number, c/o AOTA, is (301) 652-AOTA and the web address is www.acoteonline.org For more information, please visit the ACOTE website.

A master's degree is the minimum educational level required for entry into the profession as an occupational therapist. To learn more, please visit the Admissions & Curriculum page. 

The NBCOT program data results can be found at National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT).   All graduating Occupational Therapists must pass the NBCOT exam in order to become licensed to practice in the state of Georgia. Augusta University exam results are among the best in the country. 

Contact Us

 College of Allied Health - Occupational Therapy
   Health Sciences Bldg
       987 St. Sebastian Way
       EC - 2304
       Augusta, GA 30912
       Phoebe Prestridge