Tuition and Financial Aid | Occupational Therapy

Tuition Costs

Students have the option to enroll in the CScD in Occupational Therapy degree program or the Advanced Practice Certificate in Implementation of Evidence in Clinical Practice.

Cost per credit in the online CScD in Occupational Therapy program is currently $1,122 (based on 2020-2021 academic year rates). All students will receive the in-state tuition rate, regardless of residency status. This cost does not include registration and student fees and is subject to change each year. The CScD in Occupational Therapy degree program is 72 credits. Applicants may have the opportunity to transfer up to 30 credits of master-level coursework lowering the required number of credits to earn the CScD in Occupational Therapy degree to 42 credits. This is subject to the university’s approval.

Degree Program (with credit transfer)

$1,122

Tuition Per Credit Hour

42

Total Credit Hours

$47,124*

Total Cost of Attendance

Advanced Practice Certificate

$1,122

Tuition Per Credit Hour

12

Total Credit Hours

$13,464*

Total Cost of Attendance

* Tuition is based on 2020-2021 academic year rates and is subject to change.

Is This a Good Investment?

Graduates from programs like ours often find employment in a range of occupational therapy roles with a median salary of $84,950. Since each graduate is unique, you should evaluate your personal goals after graduation to assess your earning potential.

Occupational Therapy Earning Potential

Average Salary by Major Type of Employment Environment

JobAverage Salary$68,000$99,000
Nursing care facilities (skilled nursing facilities)$90,830
Home health care services$89,220
Offices of physical, occupational and speech therapists, and audiologists$87,190
Hospitals; state, local, and private$85,510
Elementary and secondary schools; state, local, and private$74,610

Source: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/occupational-therapists.htm#tab-5

How Will You Pay Tuition?

Students have a variety of options to fund their tuition, some of which are listed below. Consult with the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid when determining what’s best for you.

Financing Your Degree

Contact Us

For more detailed information on financial aid, visit the SHRS website. If you have any questions, please contact us at otonline@shrs.pitt.edu or call us at (412) 930-4036.

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