Occupational Therapy

OTD cost and aid

Program Length116 credit hours/36 months
Tuition: Missouri residents$67,442.40
Tuition: Non-Missouri residents$143,957.60
Books & supplies$2,140/year

*Non-Missouri residents can apply for Missouri residency status while they are in the program. The majority of out-of-state students in our program have qualified for in-state tuition after at least a year in our program. Mandatory student fees include the informational technology fee, student health fee, recreation center fee, and student activity fee. Additional information can be found on the University of Missouri Cashiers Office website

According to FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), cost of attendance is defined as the total estimated cost for one academic year before financial aid is applied, which includes books, supplies, transportation and housing and food allowances in addition to the tuition and student fees. Estimated indirect expenses are included to aid in calculating the cost of attending MUOT. These may vary based on your personal choices. 

Out-of-state tuition waiver

Out-of-state students accepted into the University of Missouri Occupational Therapy Doctorate program can apply for a waiver for the out-of-state tuition fee to qualify for in-state tuition for the first year of the program. OTD students would need to establish Missouri residency during their first year in the program to qualify for in-state tuition for the remainder of their time in the program.

There are a limited number of waivers available and the application to receive the waiver is competitive.To be eligible to apply, applicants must be:

  • Accepted into University of Missouri Occupational Therapy Doctorate Program.
  • Not eligible for Missouri residency and in-state tuition.

Applications must:

  • Include an essay discussing your commitment to completing your graduate education at University of Missouri in 500 words or less.
  • Include your contact info and be submitted via email to muot@health.missouri.edu no later than January 15.