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Entry-Level Master's Degree
The final Entry-Level Master’s degree class has been accepted and will start in Fall 2018.
The Department of Occupational Therapy is scheduled to transition to the Entry-Level Occupational Therapy Doctoral (EL-OTD) program in June 2019. All future entry-level applicants will need to apply for the EL-OTD program. Applications for admission to the Entry-Level OTD with requests for university-based ﬁnancial aid, including scholarships and assistantships, must be submitted in a complete form by October 15 for summer entry.
The master's degree program is a full-time program that prepares students for entry-level positions in occupational therapy. This is a full time program. The entry-level master's program (ELM) consists of four semesters of coursework as well as six months of unpaid fieldwork placements. Students have the option of completing the degree without a thesis.
Eligibility: A Bachelor's degree in a field other than occupational therapy. Candidates enter the program at the professional level and proceed to eventual certification as registered occupational therapists.
Prerequisites: (Total of six courses.) All prerequisites must be passed with a grade of B- or better and taken at an accredited college. Online courses are ONLY accepted for statistics. All other Prerequisites must be taken onsite. We do not accept hybrid courses.
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