We include tuition information for the Entry Level Masters (MSOT), Entry Level Doctorate (OTD) and Post-Professional Doctor (DOT) of Occupational Therapy programs.

For the 2021–22 academic year, the tuition charge for MSOT/OTD graduate students will be $6,995 per unit. The total affiliation fee for Occupational Therapy students is $6,150. You will be billed $3,075 for each of the two Affiliations required by the program.

The Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT) program requires completion of 14.75 units of occupational therapy coursework and is two and a half academic years in length which includes two full-time fieldwork clinical affiliations off-campus. 

The Entry-Level Doctorate (OTD) program required completion of 15 unites of occupational therapy coursework and is three academic years in length, including a minimum of six months of full-time fieldwork experience and a 14-week Capstone experience.

The Post-Professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy (DrOT) program is completed in three semesters.

MSOT/OTD Program Comparison Chart

Note, the cost information for the entire program projected below is based on the 2020–21 tuition and fee rates. Students currently in their first year will see the cost for the second and third years of enrollment change to reflect the actual tuition and fee rates approved for that given year.

Tuition Costs 2021–22

First-Year MSOT Students (Began Program Fall 2021)
TERM UNITS COST
Fall Term 4 $27,980
Spring Term 4 $27,980
Total 8 $55,960
Second-Year MSOT Students
TERM UNITS COST
Summer Term .25 $1,749
Fall Term 3.25 $22,733.75
Spring Term 3.25 $22,733.75
Total 6.75

$47,216.25

Third-Year MSOT Students

Students will participate in two to three clinical affiliations off-campus. Many students complete these two full-time 12-week placements in the summer and fall. Students do have the option to complete their affiliations during the fall and spring semesters. The total affiliation fee for Occupational Therapy students is $6,150. You will be billed $3.075 for each of the two Affiliations required by the program.

First-Year OTD Students (Began Program Fall 2021)
TERM UNITS COST
Fall Term 4 $27,980
Spring Term 4 $27,980
Total 8 $55,960
Second-Year OTD Students
TERM UNITS COST
Summer Term .5 $3,497.50
Fall Term 3.5 $24,482.50
Spring Term 3 $20,985
Total 7 $48,965
Third-Year OTD Students (2022–23)

Students will participate in two clinical affiliations off-campus. Many students complete these two full-time 12-week placements in the Summer 2022 and Fall 2022. The total affiliation fee for Occupational Therapy students is $6,150. You will be billed $3,075 for each of the two Affiliations required by the program.

14-week Capstone experience fee will be approximately $10,000 to begin Summer 2022 and conclude Spring 2023.

These cost estimates are based on 2021–22 rates, actual rates for the 2022–23 year have yet to be determined. 

Post-Professional Doctor of OT Program
TERM UNITS COST
Summer Term 2 $13,990
Fall Term 3 $20,985
Spring Term 3 $20,985
Total   $55,960

Financial Aid

Financial aid available to graduate students is composed of federal loans and a limited number of departmental scholarships and fellowships.

Eligibility for need-based financial aid is based on demonstrated financial need. Financial need is defined as the difference between the total cost of attending Puget Sound and the amount you are expected to contribute as calculated by submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The cost of attendance is the total cost of tuition billed by the university, plus a standard calculation for room and board allowance, books and supplies, transportation, and personal expenses.

Estimated Financial Aid Available
Award Amount
Federal Direct Loan $20,500

Additional Loan Resources

Graduate PLUS Loan
Graduate students may pursue funding through the Graduate PLUS loan program. Students may borrow a PLUS Loan for any year that they are enrolled at least half-time. Click here to see a chart to determine interest rates and here to view loan origination fees.

Private Education Loan
There are many private lenders who offer private educational loans to students provided the qualifying credit and income criteria are met. You can compare options for private education loans through FASTChoice, a free online loan comparison tool.