Why Earn a Doctor of Science in Occupational Science?
If you are an occupational therapist or have a masterís degree in a related field, Towsonís Sc.D. in occupational science will prepare you for advanced-level research and leadership roles in academia, clinical and community practice, advocacy, and administration. The program emphasizes applying knowledge gained through the advanced study of occupational science and human behavior to improve the health and well-being of society.
The Sc.D. program will give you the knowledge and skills to do the following:
Design and implement innovative health and lifestyle programs at the community and population level.
Use occupational science as a basis to expand and disseminate knowledge gained from applied research projects that focus on occupational justice and factors influencing the participation of people in their daily life activities.
Test and expand theories of occupation and occupational science.
Depending on your academic interests and professional goals, you can tailor the program to fit your needs through a balance of foundational course work, electives and independent research. Designed for the working professional, the program offers a wide variety of late afternoon, evening and summer classes. Students can complete course work at their own pace on a part- or full-time basis. Courses are available through a combination of distance education and directly supervised learning formats.
Learn and network with students and occupational scientists with diverse national and international experiences. Take advantage of the many employment and research opportunities offered in some of the nationís top medical and educational settings, including Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Kennedy Krieger Institute, University of Maryland Medical Center, the National Childrenís Hospital, and numerous colleges and universities in the Baltimore- Washington region. Doctoral fellowship opportunities are available for qualified students.