Advanced Occupational Therapy (MA)

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Program Description

In this one-year post-professional MA program in Advanced Occupational Therapy, students advance their skills and knowledge in occupational therapy by combining core courses in theory, research methods, and clinical practice with electives in areas like assistive technology, neurology, pediatrics, and more.

Students in this Master of Arts degree are professionals in the field looking to take their occupational therapy skills and knowledge to the next level.

After completing the one-year degree, students are prepared to return to the workforce with an enhanced understanding of occupational therapy ethics, theories, research, clinical practice, and a broadened perspective of the field of occupational therapy.


Admission to graduate programs in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development requires the following minimum components:

  • Résumé/CV
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Transcripts
  • Proficiency in English

See NYU Steinhardt's Graduate Admissions website for additional information on school-wide admission. Some programs may require additional components for admissions.

See How to Apply for admission requirements and instructions specific to this program.