Top Occupational Therapy Master's Degree Programs Online

A master's degree in occupational therapy prepares you for attaining top jobs in the business, while a master's degree in physical therapy prepares you for earning a doctorate degree in physical therapy.

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Ohio State UniversityMedical
Columbus, OH

Ohio UniversityMedical
Athens, OH

Oklahoma State UniversityMedical
Tulsa, OK

Oregon Health and Science UniversityMedical
Portland, OR

Pennsylvania State University College of MedicineMedical
Hershey, PA

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic MedicineMedical
Philadelphia, PA

Ponce School of MedicineMedical
Ponce, PR

Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and ScienceMedical
North Chicago, IL

Rowan UniversityMedical
Stratford, NJ

Rush UniversityMedical
Chicago, IL

Rutgers New Jersey Medical School--NewarkMedical
Newark, NJ

Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School--New BrunswickMedical
New Brunswick, NJ

Southern Illinois University--SpringfieldMedical
Springfield, IL

St. Louis UniversityMedical
St. Louis, MO

Stanford UniversityMedical
Stanford, CA

Stony Brook University--SUNYMedical
Stony Brook, NY

SUNY Downstate Medical CenterMedical
Brooklyn, NY

Syracuse, NY

Temple UniversityMedical
Philadelphia, PA

Texas A&M Health Science CenterMedical
Bryan, TX

Texas Tech University Health Sciences CenterMedical
Lubbock, TX

Thomas Jefferson UniversityMedical
Philadelphia, PA

Touro University--CaliforniaMedical
Vallejo, CA

Tufts UniversityMedical
Boston, MA

Tulane UniversityMedical
New Orleans, LA

U. of Texas Health Science Center--San AntonioMedical
San Antonio, TX

U. of Texas Southwestern Medical CenterMedical
Dallas, TX

Uniformed Services Univ. of the Health SciencesMedical
Bethesda, MD

Univ. of Texas Health Science Center--HoustonMedical
Houston, TX

Universidad Central del CaribeMedical
Bayamon, PR

University at Buffalo--SUNYMedical
Buffalo, NY

University of Alabama--BirminghamMedical
Birmingham, AL

University of ArizonaMedical
Tucson, AZ

University of Arkansas for Medical SciencesMedical
Little Rock, AR

University of California--DavisMedical
Sacramento, CA

University of California--IrvineMedical
Irvine, CA

University of California--Los AngelesMedical
Los Angeles, CA

University of California--San DiegoMedical
La Jolla, CA

University of California--San FranciscoMedical
San Francisco, CA

University of ChicagoMedical
Chicago, IL

University of CincinnatiMedical
Cincinnati, OH

University of ColoradoMedical
Aurora, CO

University of ConnecticutMedical
Farmington, CT

University of FloridaMedical
Gainesville, FL

University of Hawaii--ManoaMedical
Honolulu, HI

University of IllinoisMedical
Chicago, IL

University of IowaMedical
Iowa City, IA

University of Kansas Medical CenterMedical
Kansas City, KS

University of KentuckyMedical
Lexington, KY

University of LouisvilleMedical
Louisville, KY

Earn Your Master's Degree in Occupational Therapy Online

The job outlook for physical and occupational therapists is excellent. According to the latest U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data, physical therapist jobs should increase by 39% and occupational therapist jobs by 29% through 2022. This is a pace that is much faster than average when compared to that of all occupations.

Physical therapists made a median salary of $82,390 in 2014, according to the BLS, while occupational therapists made $78,810.

Physical and Occupational Therapist Job Description

Physical therapists work with patients to manage chronic pain and recover movement lost to illness, accident or the aging process. Some typical duties of a physical therapist might include diagnosing patients by observing their physical abilities and interviewing them, designing a physical treatment plan and monitoring the patient’s progress and using various treatments, including stretching exercises, massage and applying heat and cold to the patients.

Occupational therapists work with a variety of patients, including older patients with memory issues, autistic children or children with sensory integration issues, those with chronic pain who want to learn daily exercises that can help them manage their condition, ptients who recently have had to start using medical equipment, such as wheelchairs or hearing aids and families of patients who need help understanding changes they will have to make in their daily lives to help patients deal with new healthcare situations.

Physical and Occupational Therapist Degrees and Certificates

Most occupational therapists must earn a master’s degree in occupational therapy in order to secure a job in the field. Typically, a master’s degree in occupational therapy will take two years to complete. At some schools, it’s possible to earn a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in a dual program that takes 5 years to complete. Most courses include supervised field work.

For physical therapists, a master's degree typically is another step toward earning a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. Doctoral programs typically include coursework in biomechanics, anatomy, physiology, neuroscience and pharmacology.