Master of Science in Occupational Therapy
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If you already have a bachelor’s degree and have decided to become an occupational therapist, congratulations on an excellent career choice. Whether your degree is in the sciences, humanities, or arts, a great deal of what you’ve learned can help you excel in this multifaceted helping profession. You’ll need an understanding of people, critical thinking skills, communication skills, creativity and the desire to apply your knowledge in real-life situations.OTfacultybiosF12
The Master of Science in Occupational Therapy program at BU welcomes graduate students with a wide variety of educational and work experiences. We offer this diverse student community an outstanding combination of advantages: a program ranked second in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, renowned faculty, extensive clinical experiences and a stimulating, urban location that provides the broadest possible exposure to clinical settings and client populations. Learn more about our OT faculty and their recent accomplishments in Special Edition Inside Sargent: Accomplishments in Occupational Therapy.
At BU, academic coursework and practical fieldwork are integrated into a curriculum that’s evidence-based, client-centered and organized from a life-course perspective. You’ll study the concepts, theory and practice of occupational therapy with professors and practitioners known in health care communities worldwide. Beginning in your first semester and continuing through the two-year curriculum, you’ll acquire an exceptional range of clinical experience through Level I Fieldwork placements chosen from BU’s large network of clinical sites. Finally, you’ll complete about six months of Level II Fieldwork in two full-time supervised internships.
Throughout the program, you’ll have close interaction and personal attention from our faculty. Many of your classes will have fewer than 20 students; even your largest lecture will have less than 55.
Regardless of your undergraduate area of study, our accredited program will fully prepare you to take the NBCOT National Certification Examination. After passing the exam you’ll be ready to enter clinical practice with confidence.
Are occupational therapy and Sargent College right for you? We’ve designed our program for students who:
- Are flexible, dynamic and creative problem-solvers.
- Can communicate and collaborate effectively with people from diverse communities.
- Are interested in both the biological and behavioral sciences.
- Enjoy the challenge of learning and applying complex knowledge about human occupations.
- Are ready to assume responsibility for their personal and professional development.