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 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is 301.652.AOTA and its Web address is 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 individual will be an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR). In addition, all states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. Students must complete 24 weeks of Level II fieldwork within 24 months following completion of the didactic portion of the program.

**Note: All states regulate occupational therapy practice and a felony conviction may affect a graduate's ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.

Student and Program Outcomes

NBCOT Program Results

View program results from the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT)

NBCOT Pass Rate for Murray State MSOT New Graduate (NG) Students

  • 2022: 100%
  • 2021: 94%
  • 2020: 100% 
  • 2019: NA

* 3 year aggregate: 98% 

Graduation Rate for Murray State MSOT Students

Entering Year/Graduation Year Student Entering/Graduating Graduation Rate
2020/2022 22/21 95%
2019/2021 19/17 89%
2018/2020 21/21 100%
Total Aggregate 62/59 95%

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