Occupational Therapy BS/MS

Obtain the skills needed to maximize health, well-being and quality of life for all people, populations, and communities by facilitating participation in everyday living.

Earn Two Degrees in Five Years

Our five-year program in occupational therapy leads to a bachelor’s degree in occupational science and a master’s degree in occupational therapy. This program is flexible enough to meet your individual needs and interests while ensuring that you are prepared to pass the national certification exam and state licensure requirements to enter the profession.

Affordable Tuition

The State University of New York remains committed to providing students with the best education possible at an affordable cost.

Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 Rates Per Semester

Academic Program Years

Tuition NYS Resident

Tuition Non NYS Resident

University Fees

Average Fees per Semester 
Years 3-5
Total NYS
Resident

Total
Non NYS Resident

Undergraduate
years 1-3

$3,535.00

$12,370.00

$1,726.75

$100.00

$5,361.75

$14,196.75

Undergraduate Excelsior 
years 1-3

$3,235.00

 

$1,726.75

$100.00

$5,061.75

 

Graduate
years 4 & 5

$5,655.00

$11,550.00

$1,410.00

$100.00

$7,165

$13,060.00

Summer 2020 Rates Per Credit Hour

Academic Program Years

Tuition NYS Resident

Tuition Non NYS Resident

University Fees

Average Fees per Semester years 3-5

Total NYS Resident

Total Non NYS Resident

Undergraduate summer 3 & 4

$286.00

$1,023.00

$101.46

$125.00

$512.46

$1,249.46

Graduate summer 5

$462.00

$944.00

$101.46

 

$563.46

$1,045.46

Career Opportunities

Occupational therapy uses everyday activities as the means of helping people to achieve or regain independence. Occupational therapists work in all types of private, nonprofit and public settings, including schools, hospitals, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers and community health agencies. Learn more about this growing and in-demand field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Fully Accredited

The BS/MS program in occupational therapy at UB is accredited through the 2026-2027 academic year by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).

The ACOTE accreditation standards provide the basis for our program competencies.

Contact ACOTE at:
ACOTE
c/o Accreditation Department
American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20814-3449
Telephone: (301) 652-AOTA (2682)
Web: http://acoteonline.org

National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) Pass Rates

Data related to pass rates for new graduates from 2013 onward can be found at the NBCOT website. New graduate (NG) data will be populated on the NBCOT website by the beginning of March 2015. By definition, candidates are labeled NG from their date of graduation through the next 365 days.

The total number of graduates from the University at Buffalo Occupational Therapy BS/MS program during the three-year period of 2017 to 2019 was 200, representing an overall graduation rate of 91%.

Year Students Entering Students Graduating Graduation Rate
2017 71
61
86%
2018 68
62 91%
2019 81
77
94%
Total 220
200
91%

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