College of Health Professions

Occupational Science (Sc.D.)

Why Earn a Doctor of Science in Occupational Science?

If you are an occupational therapist or have a master’s degree in a related field, Towson’s Sc.D. in occupational science will prepare you for advanced-level research and leadership roles in academia, practice, advocacy, and administration. The program emphasizes applying knowledge gained through the advanced study of occupational science to improve the health and well-being of society.

The Sc.D. program will provide the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills to do the following:

  • Use occupational science as a basis to expand and disseminate knowledge gained from applied research projects that address factors influencing the participation of people in their daily life activities.
  • Test and expand theories of occupation and occupational science.

Flexible Learning

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. Learn and network with students and occupational scientists with diverse national and international experiences.


Grad 360 Information Session

Saturday, October 17, 2015 

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Beth Merryman








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