At Tufts we offer a variety of programs to meet our student's needs.
Entry-Level Master's Program
The master's degree program is a full-time program that prepares
students for entry-level positions in occupational therapy. This is
a full time program. The entry-level master's program (ELM) consists
of four semesters of coursework as well as six months of unpaid
fieldwork placements. Students have the option of completing the
degree without a thesis. PLEASE NOTE: Students are
no longer being accepted into this program as we transition into our
New Entry-Level Doctoral (ELOTD) Program.
NEW Entry-Level Doctoral (ELOTD) Program
The Entry-Level Doctoral Program is for students with a bachelor’s
degree in a field other than OT. We are excited to launch this new
program in the summer of 2019, which is in keeping with the
Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE)
mandate that all entry-level programs move to a doctoral degree by
July 1, 2027.
Post-Professional Master’s (PPM)
The Post-Professional Master's is for registered occupational
therapists with a bachelor’s degree in OT. As a student in the
program, you’ll increase your knowledge of practice and
evidence-based research and strengthen your skills in a specific
area of practice.
Post-Professional Doctoral (PPOTD)
The Post-Professional Doctoral Program is for registered
occupational therapists with a master’s degree. The PPOTD prepares
occupational therapists to fulfill leadership roles that will make
an impact on individuals and groups in society and the world in such
areas as health, functioning, wellness, and quality of life.
We offer advance practice certificates for clinicians in the
following areas: School-Based Practice, Hand and Upper Extremity
Rehabilitation, Advance Study in Pain Topics, and Advanced
Professional Studies. These certificates are a series of courses in
a specialty area designed to give practitioners advanced content in
a specific area of practice.