Columbia Campus

Exterior view of Health Sciences Building in Columbia, SC

A Master's of Science in Occupational Therapy degree is offered in both Columbia, S.C. and Hickory, N.C. Both locations offer great classroom and lab environments and a supportive cohort of occupational therapy students and faculty.

Occupational therapy practitioners are skilled professionals whose education includes the study of human growth and development across the lifespan with specific emphasis on the social, emotional and physiological effects of illness, injury or disability.

Occupational therapy is the only profession that helps people across their lifespan to do the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of daily activities (occupations) to enhance quality of life.

Student Housing

Exterior view of Columbia, SC student housing courtyard

The Center for Graduate Studies in Columbia offers opportunities for students to rent two-to-three-bedroom apartments while completing an occupational therapy degree.

The graduate center shares a campus with Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary at Lenoir-Rhyne. 

Get to Know Columbia

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The Center for Graduate Studies is located in Columbia, the capital city and cultural center of South Carolina. Explore Columbia's outstanding restaurants, fascinating historic sites and adventure hot spots in the heart of the Palmetto State.

Columbia combines all the graces of a rich past with the vibrance of the emerging Sun Belt. One of America's outstanding zoos, Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Gardens, is just minutes from the state capital. The State Museum also tells the colorful history of South Carolina. 

The city lies at the confluence of the Saluda and Broad Rivers, which merge right in town to form the Congaree. The region is flush with parks and opportunities for outdoor adventures. And with so many trails, gardens and Lake Murray nearby, it doesn’t take long to get from the middle of town to what seems like the middle of nowhere.

With a long roster of events throughout the year, popular attractions, a variety of delicious local food at restaurants, and museums, there's no shortage of things to do in Columbia.

Explore Columbia, S.C.