Occupational Therapy

SchoolSchool of Rehabilitation
DepartmentDepartment of Occupational Therapy
DegreeM.Sc. (Master of Science).

Program Description:

Occupational therapy evaluates, treats, and counsels patients with physical, psychological, social and mental disabilities using the principles of biomechanics, psychology and neurology. Wide range of clients from premature infants to the elderly, refer to Occupational Therapy centers to achieve independent living. Occupational Therapy helps not only the individual but also the family, caregivers and community. Thus, ordering occupational therapy not only prevents the occurrence of disabilities and increases the quality of life, but also improves family and caregiver’s health, and finally community.



The Objective of this course are as follows:

  • Research activities that provide a scientific view in their practice.
  • Familiarity with the models and theories of occupational therapy in practice.
  • Obtaining required abilities for presenting educational services.


Expected abilities and skills

 General Competencies

  • Interactive communication skills with clients, careers/family members as well as team members
  • Research skills 
  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Evidence-based management skills
  • Professionalism 

Admission Requirements

General Requirement: To apply for this program, you will need to fulfill a number of requirements, which can be found in the Graduate Admission Requirements.

Specific Requiremetns:  Holding a Bachelor’s degree (B.Sc.) in Occupational Therapy received in Iran or abroad.

The eligible candidate should have successfully completed an approved related Degree program and should be proficient in English or Persian. 

Admission Deadline

Tehran University of Medical Sciences has a rolling application system and reviews student applications all year round.

However, the deadline for the September intake is June 31.

Education Fees and Yearly Expenses

For complete and comprehensive information about fees and expenses, please refer to the Education Fees and Yearly Expenses section.

Duration: 2.5 years


Courses and number of credits:

Prerequisite courses:                4 credits (conditional)

Special Courses:                          24 credits

Thesis:                                         4 credits


Program Curriculum

For more information, please download the Program Curriculum of Occupational Therapy

Contact Information:

In case of any inquiries, you can contact the Office of International representative of the Department of Occupational Therapy Tehran University of Medical Sciences through the following:

Contact Person:  Dr. Azadeh Shadmehr

Tel.:  ( 98 21) 77528498

Email  : shadmehr@tums.ac.ir


Address: Department, Rehabilitation Faculty, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Pitch-e-Shemiran, Enghelab Ave.,Tehran, Iran

To contact the Office of International Admissions, please use the following information:

Tel.: (+98 21) 8890 2090-93, Ext.: 168

Email: admission@tums.ac.ir

Address: No. 21, Dameshgh St., Vali-e Asr Ave., Tehran 1416753955, Iran

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