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

This program is not currently admitting new students.

No Longer Admitting after 2018: Occupational Therapy Combined B.S./M.S. Program

TU is no longer admitting students into the Combined BS/MS program. Undergraduate students pursuing a career in Occupational Therapy should plan to complete OT graduate program prerequisites while earning their undergraduate degree.

 

General Program Information: For Students Currently In Our Program

Towson University’s combined B.S./M.S. program allows already admitted students to earn a B.S. in occupation and wellbeing and a master’s degree in occupational therapy in a total of 5 years. The program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449. (ACOTE 301-652-AOTA, www.acoteonline.org)

In addition to satisfactory completion of course work, students must demonstrate appropriate professional behaviors and skills prior to beginning clinical/ internship experiences. Students who have lower than a 3.00 GPA will not be permitted to enroll in Level II Fieldwork.

Students apply what they learn in fieldwork courses. Level I Fieldwork is embedded in courses related to mental health, physical rehabilitation, children and youth, and community-based practice. Level II Fieldwork is a full-time commitment often requiring additional time for preparation in the evenings and on weekends. To support students on Level II fieldwork, they will not be concurrently enrolled in any other classes. Students are also strongly advised not to work during this time. While local sites (within 90 miles of the university) are available, students may be assigned out of the local area or out-of-state for one or both of the fieldwork experiences.

Learn more about the degree requirements in the Undergraduate Catalog. 

National Certification

Graduated students are eligible to sit for the National Certification Examination for the Occupational Therapist administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy NBCOT.  After successfully completing the exam, the graduate will be an occupational therapist, registered (OTR). Most states require licensure to practice. However, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT certification examination.  (Persons convicted of felonies may be unable to sit for the certification examination.)

More About Our Program

Experienced Faculty

Our full-time faculty have years of experience teaching, conducting research and in clinical practice.  Professors encourage you to participate in professional organizations and networking opportunities and provide direct supervision and guidance in your professional development. 

Fieldwork Opportunities

Towson is ideally located in the metropolitan Baltimore-Washington area with access to a large number of health, education, and community-related fieldwork settings. Gain experience with a range of client populations in school or healthcare settings or through home or community care.

Contact Information

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

Department of Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science
Barbara Demchick, ScD, OTR/L
Location
Linthicum Hall
Room 235C
Hours
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.