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Master of Science in Occupational Theory

Master of Science in Occupational Theory

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The five-year combined BS/MSOT program will not be admitting students after academic year 2012–2013. In addition, due to curriculum constraints, students are not able to transfer directly into this accelerated, combined undergraduate/professional program. A new four-year program offering a BS in Behavior & Health is available. The undergraduate occupational therapy program combines liberal arts and professional education. The occupational therapy program offers a combined BS/MSOT program leading to the Bachelor of Science in Therapeutic Studies after the fourth year and the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy after five years of coursework and a minimum of 24 weeks of supervised fieldwork. A minimum of 128 semester credits is required for award of the Bachelor of Science in Therapeutic Studies and a cumulative minimum total of 160 credits (64 of which must be from graduate-level courses numbered 500 or above) is required for the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy. Successful completion of 24 weeks of supervised fieldwork is also required prior to program completion. These fieldwork hours are completed after the academic portion of the program, extending the program’s official end by a minimum of six months, dependent upon fieldwork site availability. The occupational therapy program requires a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.7 by the end of the junior year (i.e., by the end of the summer session before the start of the Fall Semester senior year). Students who do not meet the GPA requirement at the stipulated time may not continue matriculation in the occupational therapy program, but may continue their senior year and graduate with a BS in Therapeutic Studies. Also combined BS/MSOT students who decide to change career paths are able to graduate with a BS in Therapeutic Studies.