The OT Program is in the process of transitioning to an Entry Level Occupational Therapy Doctorate degree pending approval from ACOTE. We will no longer be accepting applications for the MS-OT program in preparation for this transition. The final graduating MS-OT class will be 2021.
The occupational therapy program resides in the Department of Kinesiology. Occupational therapists interested in pursuing advanced research training may also apply to the M.S./Ph.D. in Kinesiology with a track in Occupational Science.
The Occupational Therapy (OT) Program in UW-Madison’s Department of Kinesiology is one of the most successful in the U.S. due to our outstanding faculty, staff, students and alumni; cutting-edge basic and applied research; quality degree programs; and our community-service contribution.
In the past five years, OT faculty won more than $8 million in federal research grants from the National Institutes of Health.
We are honored that U.S. News & World Report ranked UW-Madison’s OT Program 17th out of 164 graduate OT programs in its most recent ranking.
Our program is committed to preparing clinicians, researchers, and teachers who possess a solid foundation in both the theoretical and applied aspects of the disciplines of occupational therapy and science.