The Mount Mary graduate occupational therapy program offers two post-professional degrees:

About the Post-Professional Master's Program

The post-professional master's program in occupational therapy is designed for practicing occupational therapists (OT/OTR) who seek to transition from a bachelor's to a master's degree and advance competencies in physical rehabilitation, pediatrics, gerontology, mental health, education or leadership.  The learning experiences are designed to enhance reflection about practice based on occupation, theory and evidence.

As a graduate you'll be

  • able to critique and create practice alternatives.
  • able to communicate evidence of therapeutic efficacy in a preferred practice area.

Program Format

The Post-Professional Master's degree is a 12-credit program, taking 9 months to complete on a part-time basis with all courses distance-delivery.  By remaining in a work setting while engaging in advanced education, you'll develop reflective practice skills in a manner that has ongoing real-world application. Read more about the program and curriculum and technology requirements

You'll submit weekly postings critiquing professional literature and relating it to practice.  Your faculty will provide individual feedback on your reflective analysis and application of knowledge to practice.  Assignments are due once per week and you'll travel to campus at least once to present your culminating project at the end of the program.


The occupational therapy program currently offers a bridge program for practicing occupational therapists with a bachelor's degree that wish to earn a post-professional Master of Science (M.S.) degree. Find out about tuition for this program.

Qualified students are admitted to the post-professional master's program in occupational therapy. Completed applications are reviewed October 15 and March 15 for fall admission.  If space is available, applications will continue to be reviewed in summer. A maximum of 24 students will be admitted each fall.  Applicants will be notified of acceptance and admission status within three weeks following review. Upon notification of admission, applicants must submit a tuition deposit to confirm their intent to enroll.

Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding the program, please contact Dr. Jane Olson at or (414) 930-3376.

If you are interested in becoming an occupational therapist, please see the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy program information.