Combined Bachelors and Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy

Here is a list of schools that offer the combined degree in occupational therapy along with a description of each school's program.


1. Eastern Michigan University

Eastern Michigan offers a seasoned program, founded in 1941. They operate according to the 3+2 system, that is three years of undergraduate work and two more years to complete the master's degree. When the undergraduate work is finished, the student must have a minimum GPA of 2.75, 80 hours of volunteer work, and have proven themselves as an upstanding student (maximum of one "C" in core classes), to be able to move on to the master's level coursework. When the five years is done, the student will hold both a B.S. and a M.O.T..

2. University of Wisconsin - La Crosse

La Crosse is a newer dual degree program, just beginning in 2005. This program offers three years of undergraduate study and two and a half years of graduate study. This program does not offer automatic enrollment into the master's level coursework. Students must provide the school with an application portfolio for consideration into master's level classes. When graduated from the combined degree program, the student will hold a bachelor's degree in psychology and a master's degree in occupational therapy.

3. University to Southern California

The University of Southern California offers an accelerated bachelor's to master's program which cuts an entire year off the time it would normally take to complete these degrees. Students who graduate from this program receive a B.S. and an M.A., both in occupational therapy (unlike La Crosse which offers a B.S. in psychology).

4. Eastern Washington University

Eastern Washington University is another school that utilizes the 3+2 system. The student will graduate with a B.A. in interdisciplinary studies and a master's in occupational therapy. Eastern Washington requires students to go to school full-time if they wish to participate in the joint-degree program.

5. Philadelphia University

Philadelphia University's combined degree program will provide the student with a B.S. and an M.O.T.. The program is one of the only combination programs that offers the student a choice of undergraduate majors: health sciences or psychology. In order to stay in the program, students must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

* All schools listed are accredited by The American Occupational Therapy Association.