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  Nov 20, 2017
 
 
    
USC Catalogue 2017-2018

Online MA in Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy


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The Online Master of Arts program is open to occupational therapists with a bachelor's degree in occupational therapy from outside USC. All students must complete either the Thesis or Comprehensive Exam Option. This online program requires a total of 32 units for the Comprehensive Exam Option, or a total of 28 units plus OT 594a  and OT 594b  for the Thesis Option. 

Online MA in Occupational Therapy


The Online Master of Arts program is open to occupational therapists with a bachelor's degree in occupational therapy from outside USC. All students must complete either the Thesis or Comprehensive Exam Option. This online program requires a total of 32 units for the Comprehensive Exam Option, or a total of 28 units plus OT 594a  and OT 594b  for the Thesis Option. 

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have a bachelor's degree in occupational therapy from an accredited college or university outside USC; a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (A = 4.0); a minimum score of 153 on the verbal section, 144 on the quantitative section and a 3.5 on the analytical writing section of the Graduate Record Examinations taken within five years of application; three letters of recommendation and an autobiographical statement of purpose. A satisfactory score on the TOEFL or IELTS within two years of enrollment is a requirement for most international students.

Comprehensive Exam Option (12 units)


In addition to the required core courses, all required elective courses (12 units) must be successfully completed prior to taking the comprehensive exam. Successful performance on a written comprehensive examination administered each fall and spring semester completes the degree.

Thesis Option (8 units)


In addition to the required core courses, students are required to take 4 units of OT 594a  and OT 594b  Master's Thesis for a total of 28 units.

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