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About the Program*

*Please note: The new BS program in Behavior & Health has replaced the undergraduate program in Therapeutic Studies (BS/MSOT). Contact us for updated information about this program.

The accelerated, combined BS/MSOT program requires five years of study plus a minimum of 24 weeks of supervised fieldwork. Upon completing this accredited program, you’ll be eligible to take the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) National Certification Examination, which will qualify you to enter practice as an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR).

Who is eligible: The program is open to freshmen and to transfer students in their freshman, sophomore, and junior years. Transfer students must meet specific program requirements by the beginning of senior year.

Program requirements:
You must complete a minimum of 128 credits to earn the Bachelor of Science in Therapeutic Studies degree and a cumulative minimum total of 160 credits for the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy degree. You must also successfully complete 24 weeks of full-time supervised fieldwork. There are additional requirements for the pre-professional program (3 years) and the professional program (2 years).

Fieldwork: As part of your coursework, you will complete 4 semesters of Level I Fieldwork during the professional portion of the program—each in a different clinical placement in the Boston area. Following all program coursework, you will complete 2 full-time, 12-week Level II Fieldwork internships at 2 of the many clinical sites available throughout the U.S.

Your degrees:
A Bachelor of Science in Therapeutic Studies (at the end of Year 4) and a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (after completing Level II Fieldwork at the end of Year 5)