Occupational Therapy Major — M.S.

Melinda Cozzolino, Associate Professor and Graduate Chair

The five-year combined B.S./M.S. degree curriculum is designed to provide depth and breadth for students’ professional development, liberal arts education, and analytical skills. Full-time clinical fieldwork placements totaling 32 weeks, are located throughout the country. The clinical fieldwork courses are usually scheduled for the summer preceding the graduate year (12 weeks) and in the late spring (12 weeks) and summer (8 weeks) following the graduate year. Coursework at the graduate level is organized into five time blocks: two for academic coursework and three for clinical experiences. Graduates of the M.S. program in occupational therapy are eligible to apply to take the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) examination as required by the profession.

For information on the master's portion of the combined B.S./M.S. program or the professional entry-level master’s degree program in occupational therapy, please see the Graduate Catalog listing.