Occupational therapy is the art and science of facilitating human participation in occupation (i.e., self-care, leisure and work tasks) to restore, reinforce and enhance performance, facilitate learning of skills and functions essential for adaptation and productivity, diminish pathology, and promote health. Occupational therapists use self-care, work, homemaking, play and leisure activities as therapeutic occupations.

The Department of Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science offers the following programs:

Occupational Therapy Combined B.S./M.S.

If you are a high school senior, a current Towson University undergraduate, or are enrolled in another two- or four-year institution and have not obtained a bachelor's degree, then you should inquire about our Combined Bachelor’s/Master’s Degree Program.

Pre-Occupational Therapy

Prior to entering the Occupational Therapy Program as an undergraduate, freshman and transfer students are considered Pre-Occupational Therapy students and should work on completing admission requirements and applications materials.

Occupational Therapy (M.S.) Program

If you have attained a bachelor's degree in a field other than Occupational Therapy, then you should inquire about our Occupational Therapy Master's Degree program.

Occupational Science Doctoral Program (Sc.D.)

Individuals who hold a master's degree in Occupational Therapy or a related field may be eligible to apply to our Doctoral Program in Occupational Science.

Towson University’s occupational therapy programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449. ACOTE’s phone number, c/o AOTA is 301-652-AOTA.