Department of Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science
III. Entry Level Professional Master's Degree
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.
• 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
• 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
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
Graduate Grading Policy
Letter grades for the graduate courses represent the
following quality points per credit hour as
specified in the Towson University Undergraduate
consent is required for admission to all occupational therapy major