Graduate Studies Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]
Occupational Therapy for Practitioners, M.S.
(for registered Occupational Therapists who hold a bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy)
The Department offers course work leading to a Master of Science in OT for occupational therapists who currently hold a B.S. degree in OT and who are either alumni of the University of Scranton’s Bachelor of Science in OT or currently practicing occupational therapists.
The applicant must possess a Bachelor of Science Degree in OT from an occupational therapy program that is accredited by ACOTE. This assumes that all fieldwork requirements were completed. Applicants should have an overall GPA of at least 3.00 or the equivalent (based on a 4.00 scale). Official transcripts of previous academic work and fieldwork must be submitted. In addition, the applicant must have a minimum of two years of professional experience and show evidence that s/he has passed the national certification examination and meets, or is able to meet, state licensure requirements.
Demonstrable knowledge of research methods, statistics, and writing skills is required. Alumni who are lacking in such background will be required to complete preparatory undergraduate course work prior to advancing to the capstone experience. Applicants who are not alumni will be required to take PCPS 502 , Research Methods for the Clinical Practitioner.
The Master of Science in OT degree for practitioners with a Bachelor of Science in OT is 36 graduate credits.
The Department offers course work leading to a Master of Science degree in OT for occupational therapists who currently hold a B.S. degree in OT who are either alumni of the University of Scranton’s Bachelor of Science in OT or currently practicing occupational thereapists, and who have two years of professional experience as an occupational therapist. Registered Occupational Therapists who hold a bachelor’s degree and who have two years of professional experience will receive equivalency credit for OT 581 - 6 credits,
OT 582 - 6 credits, and OT 583 - 2-6 credits. These courses are currently the Level II Fieldwork Courses. All applicants who apply to this program will have completed these courses.