Occupational Therapy

Accreditation & Student Outcomes


The Saint Francis University entry-level 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 (301-652-2682), and its web address is  www.acoteonline.org.

Graduates of Saint Francis University’s MOT program are eligible to sit for the national certification for the occupational therapist administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the graduate 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. Note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.
To be eligible to sit for the exam, students must complete 24 weeks of Level II fieldwork within 24 months following completion of all requirements of the academic portion of the program.


The total number of graduates from Saint Francis University’s Master of Occupational Therapy program during the 3-year period of 2019-2022 was 109, with an overall graduation rate of 96%. 


Student Outcomes

Graduation Rate 

Program results from the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) can be found online at: https://www.nbcot.org/Educators-Folder/SchoolPerformance



Academic Year



Graduation Rate

% of Test Takers Who Passed NBCOT Exam within 12 Months of Graduation 

2021-2022 34/33 98% 97%










Tuition & Aid

Program Cost – At Saint Francis University, we are committed to ensuring the highest quality education is both affordable and accessible. Annual tuition rates are approved by the University’s Board of Trustees.

Detailed information regarding tuition and aid can be found at: https://www.francis.edu/tuition-and-fees#graduate%20tuition%20&%20fees


The required cost of attendance information is effective 1/1/2022


Master of Occupational Therapy (Campus)

Credits varies
Tuition/credit $1,142
Tuition/semester $17,130-$20,556 (9-18 credits)
Tuition/program varies
Health Insurance/year see policy
Technology Fee/year $650
Program Fee $660 (4th-5th year)



Total First Year: $60,448
Total Second Year: $36,370
Total Program Cost: $96,818