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Celebrating 100 YearsSince 1922, the occupational therapy program at WMU has been a leader and innovator in the field, and our graduates have made significant contributions throughout the nation and the world. In 2022 we will celebrate our 100th anniversary, commemorating a tradition of excellence and committing to a bold future.

Historically, occupational therapists have been in high demand, and that demand is rising. New professionals are needed, particularly those skilled in working with the growing population of older adults. In that area and many others, WMU occupational therapy graduates have distinct advantages:

We welcome your interest in our OT academic programs and invite you to browse these pages and our points of pride and contact us for further information.

Graduation rates: 2017-19

Year

Admitted Students

Number of Graduates

Graduation Rate

2019

96

96

100%

2018

96

89

92.7%

2017

96

94

97.9%

2017-19

 288

 279

96.9%

NBCOT certification results

Click to review NBCOT certification exam results for WMU occupational therapy grads.

Estimated cost of attendance

Current Cost of OTD Program

First year

Second year

Third year

Total

(based on in-state tuition rate, subject to change)

Tuition

$30,675

$25,176

$8,180

$64,031

Student Fees (WMU service fees and course-related fees)

$3,000

$2,900

$1,770

$7,670

Books & Supplies

$1,000

$1,000

$700

$2,700

Total

$34,675

$29,076

$10,650

$77,401

Current Cost of OTD Program

First year

Second year

Third year

Total

(based on out-of-state tuition rate, subject to change)

Tuition

$42,945

$34,765

$12,270

$89,980

Student Fees (WMU service fees and course-related fees)

$3,000

$2,900

$1,770

$7,670

Books & Supplies

$1,000

$1,000

$700

$2,700

Total

$46,945

$38,665

$14,740

$100,350

Diversity and Inclusion Statement

Western Michigan University’s Department of Occupational Therapy is an inclusive community of learners that embraces, respects, and advocates for human diversity. Our Department has a sustained commitment to eliminating disparities in health care and other human services by using dynamic methods to infuse this perspective into curricula, clinical practice, and research.

Click here to review the College of Health and Human Service's Statement on Race and Antiracism.
Use these links for more information about diversity and inclusion at WMU or WMU's religious observances policy.