Occupational Therapy (M.S.)

A student works in the OT lab.This graduate-level program is for students who have completed a baccalaureate degree in any field and who now want to pursue a career in occupational therapy, a high-growth healthcare profession.

This program requires the following course work to be completed with a grade of C+ or better prior to entry into the M.S. in Occupational Therapy program:

  • General Psychology
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Statistics
  • Introduction to Research
  • Principles of Sociology or Cultural Anthropology
  • Anatomy and Physiology - 8 credits (6 in course work; 2 in lab)
  • Human Growth and Development

Recommend 20  hours of volunteering or “shadowing” a clinician in at least two areas of Occupational Therapy to be sure applicants understand the profession and the role of an occupational therapist.

Once admitted, all students must receive a grade of C+ or better in all Occupational Therapy courses and maintain an overall GPA of 3.0. The MS in Occupational Therapy is awarded after successful completion of the third year of study and supervised clinical fieldwork.

The curriculum and course descriptions for the MS-only program are available as PDF files below. We are in the process of gradually phasing in a revised course of study that will be completed with the MS-only class entering in Fall 2014. During this process, the curriculum sheet and course descriptions for MS-only students enrolling before Fall 2014 differs slightly from those for the BS/MS students.

Click here to dowload a PDF of the Curriculum for the MS Occupational Therapy program.

Click here to download a PDF of the Course Descriptions for the MS Occupational Therapy program.