Program Accreditation

The Temple University Master of Occupational Therapy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council of Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE).

ACOTE
6116 Executive Suite Blvd.
Suite 200
North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929
Phone: 301-652-6611, ext. 2914
Email: accred@aota.org
Website: acoteonline.org

Registration and Licensure

Successful graduates of Temple University’s Master of Occupational Therapy program are eligible to take the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). You must pass the NBCOT examination to become a registered occupational therapist.

A state practice license is different than being certified by NBCOT and is required in order to practice occupational therapy in a given state. Each state has different licensing requirements; for a state’s specific requirements, you must check with its specific licensing agency. You may not practice in a state where you do not have a license. Learn more about specific licensure requirements as determined by individual states.

A felony conviction may affect your ability to take the certification exam or attain a state license. For more information, contact NBCOT.

Graduation Rates and NBCOT Examination

The total number of graduates from Temple University’s Master of Occupational Therapy program during the three-year period of 2013–2016 was 125, with an overall graduation rate of 98 percent. Find NBCOT exam performance data on the NBCOT website.

YearStudents AdmittedStudents GraduatingGraduation Rate
2017444397.72%
2018464495.56%
2019615895.08%
Three year overall graduation rate (2017-2019)96.15%

College of Public Health Accreditation

Temple’s College of Public Health is fully accredited by CEPH. The college is one of only two CEPH-accredited schools of public health in the Philadelphia region and one of three in the state of Pennsylvania. Learn more about the College of Public Health’s accreditations.