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The Master of Science (MS) in Occupational Therapy is a one-year (3-term) graduate program housed within the Department of Occupational Therapy. This advanced practice program is designed for those with a baccalaureate degree in occupational therapy.

Program Summary
33 credits
3 terms
Program starts summer term only (May)

The Master of Science (MS) Program in Occupational Therapy requires the completion of 33 credits (9 credits in Professional Foundations; 12 credits in Assessment/Analysis; 12 credits in Intervention). With approval, students may select courses from the Department of Occupational Therapy, from within the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, or from departments throughout the University.  Post-professional graduate studies in this field enable occupational therapists to pursue an area of interest in:

  • clinical practice (e.g., children & youth, health & wellness, mental health, productive aging, rehabilitation & disability, work & industry);
  • management (e.g., productivity standards, quality improvement, supervision);
  • education (e.g., learning and instruction, tests and measurement, continuing education);
  • evidence-based practice (e.g., single-subject designs, data management & analysis, compliance audits, ethical issues, functional outcomes);
  • health and disability policy (e.g., prospective payment, women’s health, health promotion, disability policy & law).