College of Health Professions

Department of Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science

Student Handbook 2011-2012

III. Entry Level Professional Master's Degree Program Information


C. Credit for Graduate Course Work Taken at Another University


Students who seek credit for prior learning by transferring courses to Towson University to satisfy degree requirements must obtain approval from the Department of Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science in order to ensure fulfillment of graduation requirements, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education Standards, and content knowledge and skills necessary for the practice of Occupational Therapy. In addition, students must follow the policies and procedures outlined in their Towson University Graduate Catalog, based on the year of admission, to obtain approval from the Graduate School.


1. Students must submit a Transfer of Credit Form(s) from the Graduate School, course description(s)
    and syllabi to the program director of the Professional MS Program in Occupational Therapy for all
    courses in which they seek transfer of credit or credit for prior learning.
2. The program director will review the content and assignments of the courses to determine if
     learning objectives for courses in Towson University’s OCTH courses have been achieved,
     soliciting feedback from appropriate faculty as needed. If necessary, assignments or additional
     information will be requested of the student.
3. The program director will forward the department’s evaluation and approval of the courses to the
     Graduate School for final approval.
4. Once notification from the Graduate School is received, decisions regarding exemption from
    Towson University OCTH coursework will be communicated to the student from the program
    director in a formal letter including a signed original request form, with copies stored in the
    student’s file.
5. It is the responsibility of the program director to notify the Graduation Office of the Graduate School
    of any approved changes through the graduation clearance process completed for each student.


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




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