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The Master of Occupational Therapy program is a 28 month, 83 semester credit hours, full-time educational commitment. Approximately 135 students are admitted and attend classes on the Denton, Dallas, and Houston campuses. Students are admitted to the Master of Occupational Therapy program once a year in the fall semester. Applications are accepted via OTCAS and Apply Texas and must be submitted by October 15 for consideration for entry in the subsequent fall semester. Students are required to attend in the semester for which they are accepted and at the location assigned by the School of Occupational Therapy. 

For further questions contact Amber Geldersma, Coordinator, OT Admissions,  at (940) 898-2801 or

Fieldwork Placement

Supervised field experience is an integral part of the educational program and professional preparation. It provides an opportunity to integrate academic knowledge with application skills in a clinical or community work situation.  Experiences on fieldwork require progressively higher levels of performance and responsibility.   

Fieldwork 1 placements are short-term assignments that occur in conjunction with other coursework during each semester, generally located within or nearby the campus communities. Fieldwork 2 experiences occur back-to-back at the end of the didactic program; two 3-month assignments are required for degree completion.  The majority of FW2 sites are located within Texas and the states surrounding Texas.  Due to the high nationwide demand for fieldwork placements, students are not guaranteed both local FW2 placements.  Effective September 2011,  students admitted to the program should expect to complete at least one Fieldwork 2 experience outside  the greater metroplex  areas of Dallas-Fort Worth or Houston. 

NBCOT Data, Graduation Rates & Accreditation

National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) data results are available at

Graduation Year

Student Entering / 
Fall Graduation

Graduation Rate
2014 132/122 92% 
2015 137/115 84% 
2016 129/108 84% 
Total 398/345 87%

The TWU MOT Program has full ACOTE accreditation status.
Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE)
c/o Accreditation Department
American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20814-3449
(301) 652-AOTA (2682)

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