Why Earn a Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy?
Committed to academic and professional growth, Towson’s graduate program in occupational therapy (OT) provides students with extensive laboratory experience and access to research opportunities throughout the Baltimore-Washington area. With a Master of Science in OT, you will be prepared for a rewarding career in one of the fastest growing fields in health care.
If you are already a certified occupational therapist, the Post-Professional Master’s Degree Program allows you to take specialized courses in pediatrics, gerontology, administration/ supervision, education or other specialty areas. Non-occupational therapists are eligible for the Professional Master’s Degree Program, which includes required prerequisite and elective course work.
Towson’s M.S. in occupational therapy is accredited by the Accreditation
Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational
Therapy Association (AOTA) located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, P.O. Box 31220,
Bethesda, MD 20824-1220. ACOTE’s phone number is 301-652-AOTA.
Learning that Works
By working closely with faculty in small classroom settings, you will gain the essential skills to succeed in clinical practice, research, education or administration. If you are a part-time student, you can take day, evening and occasionally weekend courses to fit your busy schedule. Many courses combine online learning with classroom instruction. Occupational therapy students have presented at the AOTA national conference and the World Federation of Occupational Therapists Congress.
Train for Your Career
Some graduate electives offer an optional opportunity for gaining additional clinical experience. Take advantage of the many opportunities offered in the nation’s top medical settings, including Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Kennedy Krieger Institute, University of Maryland Medical Center and the National Children’s Hospital. The majority of OT students have job offers before they graduate, gaining employment in hospitals, community-based programs, assisted living centers, rehabilitation centers, early intervention programs, and public and private schools.