Post-professional Masterís Degree Program: Goals, Course Sequence, Admissions
Coordinator: Ellen McLaughlin, EdD, OTR/L
The post-professional master’s of science in occupational therapy is a 30-credit graduate program with two tracks, an interdisciplinary and pediatric concentration. Students in all tracks of the program will complete a total of 30 graduate credits distributed among the following categories: theory and core: 9 credits; research: 9 credits; concentration: 12 credits.
This program is offered in a variety of formats using an adult learning model, including online distance education, weekend or night courses, and workshop formats. The pediatric track includes courses currently being offered in the post-professional pediatric certificate program. This allows students to transfer their graduate credits from the certificate program into the post-professional master’s degree program. The interdisciplinary track includes courses from a variety of departments including education, nursing, and organizational management.
Occupational Therapy Post Professional Programs Retention Criteria -Post Professional Pediatric Certificate, Masters, and Doctoral Programs
Once students begin the first semester of the post professional curriculum, they must maintain a 3.0 gpa in coursework. If a student’s gpa falls below a 3.0, they will have one semester of probation to improve their gpa to the minimum. If a student receives a grade of C in a graduate course, or if their gpa falls below a 3.0 as a result of B minus grades, they will be able to do one grade replacement. If a student receives a second C in a graduate course, they will be dismissed from the post professional program.
Curricular goals of the program include:
Students may choose 12 credits in pediatrics , geriatric care management or from the interdisciplinary offerings.
Organizational Management Offerings:
Pediatric certificate offerings are listed in the following section.
The post-professional master’s degree program requires submission of the following information for admissions consideration:
Students taking courses in the pediatric certificate program who wish to move into the post-professional master’s degree program should apply by the final semester of their 12 credit certificate, if they have not completed formal application prior to that point. Twelve credits from the pediatric certificate are transferable to the post-professional master's degree.
Students in the post-professional master’s degree program must take 30 graduate credits to receive the master’s of science degree. Credits transferable to this degree must be within the following guidelines: