Accreditation

Western Michigan University's Department of Occupational Therapy master's degree programs are accredited by:

Graduates are eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapist administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy. After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be an occupational therapist, registered. In addition, most states require licensure in order to practice, however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT certification examination. 

Note: A felony conviction may affect a graduate's eligibility to take the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy Examination for OTR or to apply for a  state license to practice as an Occupational Therapist. Please consult with Dr. Carla Chase for more information. The specific information can be found in the Early Determination and Character Review.

The occupational therapy program is in the process of transitioning to the doctoral level. New admissions to the master’s degree program are no longer being accepted. Please refer to the Occupational Therapy Doctorate Program's web page for further information.

WMU OT graduation rates 2016-18

Year

Total admitted

Total number of graduates

Graduation rate

2018

96

89

92.7%

2017

96

94

97.9%

2016

96

96

100%

NBCOT certification results

Click to review NBCOT certification exam results of WMU OT grads.