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    Welcome to the Occupational Therapy Program at Stony Brook University. We hope that the information provided here will help you understand the program of study, admission requirements and answer some frequently asked questions about occupational therapy.

    Stony Brook's Occupational Therapy is a recognized accredited program in a nationally acclaimed university. Consistent with the School of Health Technology and Management's Mission Statement, we, in the Occupational Therapy program provide the highest quality education that fosters inter-disciplinary research, critical thinking, evidence-based practice and leadership.

    The Occupational Therapy Program at Stony Brook is a three year program and has two campus sites, Stony Brook and Stony Brook at Southampton. Each year we admit 30 students as a cohort group per campus site, for a total of 60 students admitted into our program.   Upon graduation, students earn a  Master's of Science  degree in Occupational Therapy. 

    On behalf of the faculty, staff, students, and alumni of the Occupational Therapy Program at Stony Brook University, I would like to wish you well on your journey towards becoming an occupational therapist and I hope you seriously consider making Stony Brook your choice. I encourage you to browse through this website and enjoy the videos and pictures posted by our students, as well as their monthly SOTA newsletters which can all be found under the tab of Student Perspectives.

    We welcome all interested applicants to apply to our full-time weekday program via OTCAS at https://portal.otcas.org.

    Our Program Brochure has inofrmation on prerequisites and the OTCAS web address:  OT Program Brochure, MSOT 2015 pdf.pdf

    • February 1, 2016 application deadline -- It is strongly recommended that all science prerequisite courses should be completed at the time of applying through OTCAS.
    • Preference will be given to those applicants who have completed the 20 credits of the science prerequisites at the time of applying through OTCAS.
    • It is strongly recommended that all applications should be submitted to OTCAS no later than January 18th, 2016 (this includes submissions of all final transcripts) in order to allow processing time for authentication of those transcripts.
    • It is important to monitor OTCAS to see if transcripts and references have been received by OTCAS. Late documents could affect the proccessing of one's application.

    Applications are available through OTCAS (Occupational Therapy Central Application System). The link for OTCAS is: https://portal.otcas.org 

     Graduation Rates

    Graduation Rates for the three most recent calendar years (2012, 2013, and 2014), are as follows:

    Graduation Year Student Entering/Graduating Graduation Rate
    2012 33/29 88%
    2013 30/25 83%
    2014 35/34 97%
    Total 98/88 90%

    Please consider visiting us at one of our monthly Information Sessions or by making an appointment to meet a member of the faculty individually.


    Eva Rodriguez , PhD., OTR/L