Jun 21, 2018  
Graduate Studies Catalog 2010-2011 
Graduate Studies Catalog 2010-2011 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Occupational Therapy for Practitioners, M.S.

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.

Admission Requirements

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 2.75 or the equivalent (based on a 4.0 scale). Official transcripts of previous academic work and fieldwork must be submitted. In addition, the applicant must be currently practicing or eligible to practice, i.e. as 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 24 graduate credits.

The courses for the Master of Science in OT for OT practitioners are identical to those for the existing entry-level Master of Science (excepting OT 581 , OT 582 , and OT 583 ). Courses may be taken in any order except for OT 597  and OT 598 , which must be taken in sequence. It is estimated that part-time students will be able to complete the degree in two calendar years.