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Tufts University
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Department of Occupational Therapy
574 Boston Ave.
Medford, MA 02155

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Tel: 617.627.6259
Fax: 617.627.3722


Tufts University Department of Occupational Therapy (also known as the historic Boston School of Occupational Therapy – founded in 1918) is one of the country's top-ranked programs. Through our education, research, and practice, we promote participation in meaningful activity of individuals, communities and populations with diverse needs and experiences. Learn more >


Tufts Department of Occupational Therapy is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE): 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449. (Phone: 301-652-AOTA) www.AOTA.org and www.acoteonline.org.

Program results from the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) can be found here.

ACOTE is recognized as the accrediting agency for occupational therapy education by both the United States Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, and is also an active member of the Association of Specialized and Professional Accreditors.

Graduates are eligible to apply for the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). Their website is www.nbcot.org.

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Beginning Fall 2015, the following six courses will be required for admission to the program:

  • One course in Developmental Psychology or Human Development (will accept a course in the area of Child Development or Life Span Development) – no online courses accepted
  • Abnormal Psychology – no online courses accepted
  • One social science course (this course can be in psychology, anthropology, sociology) – no online courses accepted
  • Two courses in biology, including content in cell biology
    (Either A&P I and II, or a semester of Anatomy and a semester of Physiology may be substituted for the Biology prerequisite). One Biology course must have a lab component – no online courses accepted
  • One course in introductory statistics – online courses ARE accepted

If you have any questions, please contact Jill Rocca.

Information Sessions

Entry Level Information Sessions:
All info sessions are held at 574 Boston Ave., from 5:00-6:00pm.

  — Thu., February 4 | Room 316
  — Wed., March 9 | Room TBA
  — Wed., April 6 | Room TBA
  — Wed., May 25 | Room TBA

To reserve a space, RSVP to Jill Rocca (please include your phone number)

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