College of Health Professions

Department of Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science

Occupational Science Doctoral Program

Degree Requirements

Required Courses

OCTH 603       Issues in Occupational Therapy (3)
OCTH 604       Academic and Clinical Education (3)
OCTH 611       Advanced Theory and Philosophy of Occupation (3)
OSC 742         Origins and Evolution of Occupational Science (3)
OSC 744         Occupation and Human Life (3)
OSC 746         Occupation and Quality of Life in Communities and Systems (3)
OSC 890         Qualitative Research: Occupation and Life Narrative (3)
OSC 895         Applied Project: Everyday Life and Dimensions of Occupation (3)
OSC 997         Dissertation Research (1-9)
IDHP 741        Ethical and Legal Issues in Clinical Practice (3)
Required Electives* (18)

      *Two electives must be at the 700 level
      *One elective must be an additional education course and one must be an additional quantitative course


OCTH 612      Occupational Therapy Health Promotion Initiatives in the Community (3)
OCTH 628      Contemporary Occupational Therapy Practice in the Community(3) Independent Study in OSC 891         Occupational Science (3)
OSC 892         Directed Readings in Occupational Science (3)

NOTE: Earn a Graduate Certificate in Family-Professional Collaboration with your Elective Units and some additional course work. Turn to page 100 in graduate catalog for more information.

For information on all matters related to admissions, fees, or registration, please contact the Graduate School at 410-704-2501.

Department of Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science
Enrollment Services, Room 245

Hours: Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–5 p.m.

Phone: 410-704-2762
Fax: 410-704-2322




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