Graduate Program

Dominican offers a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT) degree for students who have already earned a bachelor's degree in another academic area and are entering at the graduate level. The three-year course of study includes all fieldwork requirements.
GR page Healthy Seniors

One of my favorite things is looking in on our occupational therapy students as they are working individually with their clients in our Healthy Seniors community practice lab. The smiles, laughs, and connections between clients and students are real and lasting examples of the work we do- helping people live longer, healthier and safer lives in their own homes and communities, and teaching OT students to work effectively with older adults. 
Ruth Ramsey, EdD, OTR/L
Dean of 
School of Health and Natural Sciences


Course Requirements and Descriptions  | Community Practice Labs | Integrative Capstone Experience (ICE) | Fieldwork | Application Instructions  

Students begin their integrated capstone experience in the second year of the program. These experiences are faculty-directed and completed in small groups with an emphasis on community-based research.

Learn more about our MS in Occupational Therapy at our upcoming information session on Wednesday, September 11, 2019.


Students who have earned bachelor degrees in other fields may not have completed all the prerequisite courses for admission to the occupational therapy program. Students should review the program prerequisites and may request a preliminary review of their transcripts to determine what courses may need to be taken before applying for admission to the OT program.

Why Dominican?

  • Beautiful campus located 12 miles North of  San Francisco
  • Financial aid options
  • Rich student life
  • Diverse student population

Why Occupational Therapy?

  • 100 percent post-graduate employment rate
  • Experienced, professional faculty
  • 10-year accreditation with Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education 
  • Small class sizes
  • Excellent fieldwork placements


The faculty and my cohort in the occupational therapy program at Dominican became a second family to me.  I was given so many opportunities to lead and was always recognized for my contributions. The small classroom sizes allowed me to seek guidance when warranted and weave the positive attributes of my classmates into my own set of skills. I feel so lucky to have received my education at Dominican because it cultivated the necessary skills and knowledge for a career that I am in love with today.

—Jonathan Alonso, MSOT, OTR/L

Comprehensive application instructions for MS in Occupational Therapy.