Q: What was the start date of the MSOT program?

The first cohort was admitted Fall 2015

Q: What does entry-level mean?

“Entry-level” means graduation from an ACOTE accredited OT program. This entitles the graduate to sit for the required national registration exam and apply for state licensure. In Missouri, graduates may apply for a temporary license and work as an OT. Upon passing the NBCOT exam, therapists are eligible for full licensure.

Q: Do you accept online courses for prerequisites?

Yes, if the course was from an accredited college or university. Note: We do not accept courses that require a lab component (example: Human Anatomy, Human Physiology, etc.).

Q: Can I apply for the MSOT program even though I have not yet completed my prerequisite courses?

Yes, you may apply before you complete your prerequisites. If you are accepted, you will be issued a “conditional acceptance.” This means that you will be officially accepted upon completion of your prerequisites. You must submit your transcript showing your completion and grade to Cox College Admissions before you enroll for classes.

Q: What do I need to know about financial aid

To apply for financial aid, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on the web at www.fafsa.ed.gov and list Cox College as a recipient. (Our school code is 013877).

Q: What is the structure of the MSOT Program?

The total time from beginning to end will be 2.5 years and spans 6 semesters; 4 semesters of full-time coursework and 2 sessions of fieldwork and online work.

Q: What is the required fieldwork experience?

All students are required to complete four Level I and two Level II fieldwork rotations in order to graduate and be eligible to take the national board examination.

The two Level II fieldwork (FW II) of supervised clinical rotations are of 3 months each. During the student’s Level II Fieldwork, he or she may be placed in a site that is not within commuting distance of his/her residence. Very few sites provide free housing. It is the sole responsibility of the student to arrange for their housing prior to the start of their FW experience.

Students are expected to have a reliable means of transportation to and from classes and fieldwork experiences. It is, therefore, imperative that you budget for related transportation and living expenses for all your fieldwork experiences during this program.