College of Health Professions

Department of Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science

Student Handbook 2011-2012

III. Entry Level Professional Master's Degree Program Information

B. Academic Standards

Graduate Program Requirements

The Professional Master’s Degree Program consists of 32 units of undergraduate course work and 52 units of graduate course work which includes a graduate research project (a total of 84 units of course work). All students complete two three-month, full-time internships (Level II Fieldwork*); one in physical disabilities and one in psychosocial practice, where they apply the theoretical knowledge and skills appropriate to an entry-level qualified professional occupational therapist. Most sites for each three-month fieldwork are in the mid-Atlantic area, but arrangements also can be made in other locations if openings are available.

Academic Standing
• Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.00.
• Students may receive a maximum of two C grades (including C and C+ grades).
• Students may repeat a maximum of two courses.
• Students may repeat the same course only once.
• Students may repeat a maximum of one Level II Fieldwork experience.
• Students must have a GPA of 3.00 to be eligible to enroll in a Level II Fieldwork experience.

Other Degree Requirements

All students must complete the Occupational Therapy Knowledge Exam (OTKE) as a
degree requirement.

All Level II Fieldwork must be completed within 24 months of completion of academic course preparation.

Documentation of health status, insurance, screenings and training is required upon admission to the major and throughout the program, in accordance with department policies. (The full list of health requirements is listed in the general operation and fieldwork sections of the Student Handbook.)

Graduate Grading Policy

Letter grades for the graduate courses represent the following quality points per credit hour as specified in the Towson University Undergraduate Catalog:

A 4.00 B 3.00
A- 3.67 C 2.00
B+ 3.33 F 0.00


Department consent is required for admission to all occupational therapy major courses.




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