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We appreciate your interest in our Masters of Occupational Therapy program here at UTMB. We hope you are ready for an exciting, secure profession with endless opportunities!

Recently ranked by the US News & World Report as the top MOT program in the state, we have much to offer. Our world-renowned faculty provides the knowledge, experience, and passion to foster your strengths, interests, care and compassion. Our intensive, integrative curriculum is innovatively designed to incorporate both advanced technical media as well as opportunities to provided hands-on service in diverse community settings.

Paired with your dedication and enthusiasm, the MOT program at UTMB will rapidly advance your growth into an informed, competent, well-balanced occupational therapist. Come join us!

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Upon completion of all curriculum requirements with a minimum GPA of 3.0, the designated degree of Master of Occupational Therapy is conferred. Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for occupational therapists administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). Successful completion of the NBCOT examination leads to certification by the NBCOT.

Graduates are encouraged to sit for the NBCOT certification exam as soon as possible to increase chances for successful attainment of certification. Application for the certification examination includes some questions that relate to felony convictions. For further information on potential limitation related to felony conviction, the applicant can contact:

National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy
12 South Summit Avenue, Suite 100
Gaithersburg, MD 20877-4150

NBCOT Exam Data

Graduation Rate

Graduation Year Students Entering/Graduating Graduation Rate
2014 53/52 99%
2015 60/60 100%
2016 60/59 99%
Total 173/171 99%


Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE)
c/o Accreditation Department
4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20814-3449
(301) 652-AOTA (2682)

Ranked one of the top 20 occupational therapy programs.

Source: U.S. News and World Report