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If you’re already considering earning your Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy at St. Scholastica, there’s good news: we are here to set you on the right path. Through our Pre-Occupational Therapy program, our helpful academic advisors will work closely with you to make sure you take the undergraduate classes you need for OT graduate school.

Any major is acceptable to apply to the master’s program at St. Scholastica. Our wide variety of education, business and health sciences majors will give you plenty of options — such as psychology or health humanities — that will transition perfectly to your master’s program.

Projected job and salary prospects for occupational therapists are extremely positive. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts increased occupational therapy positions in the next decade.

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Benedictine Scholarship

All new first-year applicants to St. Scholastica will be awarded either the Benedictine Scholarship or the Access Award, upon admission to the College.

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100% of traditional incoming undergraduates receive some type of scholarships. The average for scholarships, grants and/or loans is $31,841.

My favorite part of the OT program is the hands-on experience and making lifelong friends along the way!

Emily Anderson

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St. Scholastica’s longstanding commitment to inclusivity and generous financial aid packages make our world-class educational programs accessible to students from any background.


Visit our Catalog to view information regarding Preparatory Programs. Be sure to create your course plan in consultation with your advisor.

Career Outlook

The job outlook for the occupational therapy profession is extremely positive. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects OT positions to grow 12% by 2032, much faster than the average for all occupations, mainly due to the increasing number of elderly people and school-aged children who require these services. Graduates of St. Scholastica’s Occupational Therapy program are highly regarded; many receive job offers from the sites where they completed their fieldwork.

The salary prospects for occupational therapists are equally good. The Bureau of Labor Statistics lists the 2023 median salary for OTs as $96,370. Many St. Scholastica graduates work in Duluth and the surrounding areas, although positions are available in other parts of the region and country.

Pair with a Language

Boost your brainpower and give yourself a competitive edge in our global economy by pairing your major with a language. St. Scholastica offers programs and courses in American Sign Language, German, Ojibwe and Spanish.

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