Degree Options

B.S./M.S. in Occupational Therapy*
This is for freshman students who want to become occupational therapists but DO NOT have a bachelor’s degree.

The combined BS/MS program at Philadelphia University is designed for students who know early on that they want to become occupational therapists. This program allows students to seamlessly complete undergraduate and graduate degrees in less time than would be required to complete both of these degrees separately.  Students selecting this option can choose between the Health Sciences or Psychology majors as undergraduates.  For qualified students, graduate OT coursework begins in the student’s senior year (or equivalent) after all undergraduate college studies and major coursework has been successfully completed.

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M.S. in Occupational Therapy
The entry-level master’s degree is designed for students who have completed a bachelor’s degree. Students can enter the program after having graduated from any undergraduate major as long as all OT program prerequisites are completed.

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OTD Occupational Therapy Clinical Doctorate
The post-professional clinical doctorate in occupational therapy is designed for registered occupational therapists who are ready to advance their knowledge, practice and careers.

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A.A.S. in Occupational Therapy Assistant Studies
This associate degree is offered through the Office of Continuing and Professional Studies  and is for students who have a high school diploma or GED.  Click here to learn more.


*NOTE:  Undergraduate transfer students are encouraged to contact our admissions office about which degree is the best fit. Students with 16 or less credits are eligible for acceptance into the BS/MS program.