The entry-level MSOT program has applied for accreditation and has been granted Candidacy Status 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 The program must have a pre accreditation review, complete an on-site evaluation, and be granted Accreditation Status before its graduates 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 to practice occupational therapy; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. Level II Fieldwork must be completed 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

Pass Rate for MSU MSOT Students

2020: First cohort to complete

2019: NA

2018: NA 

NBCOT Program Results

Program results from the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) can be found online


The first cohort entered in the Summer 2018 semester and will be graduating in the Spring 2020 semester.  The pass 

rate and the NBCOT pass rate will be posted once results are finalized in 2020. 

Entering Year/Graduation Year Student Entering/Graduating Graduation Rate
2020/2022 Anticipated 24 TBD
2019/2021 19/TBD TBD
2018/2020 21/TBD TBD
Total Anticipated 64/TBD TBD