University of Southern California
Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy

M.A. in Occupational Therapy (One-Year): Course Sequence

The following provides an overview of the one year of study for the Master of Arts program in Occupational Therapy for individuals who already have a bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy. You may follow the course plan for the comprehensive exam option or you may choose to pursue the master’s thesis option. For more information on these two tracks, please read the Curriculum and Requirements.

Comprehensive Exam Option Course Overview

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Fall Semester:

OT 451 Neuroscience of Behavior (4 units)
OT 504 Health Promotion and Wellness (2 units)
OT 508 Current Issues In Practice: Adulthood and Aging (2 units)
OT 581 Quantitative Research for the Practicing Clinician (4 units)
OT 5** Elective courses (2-4 units)

Spring Semester:

OT 470 Qualitative Research for Evidence-Based Practice (4 units)
OT 580 Leadership Capstone (2 units)
OT 585 Advanced Seminar in Occupational Science (2 units)
OT 5** Elective courses (8-10 units)

Thesis Option Course Overview

Fall Semester

OT 451 Neuroscience of Behavior (4 units)
OT 504 Health Promotion and Wellness (2 units)
OT 508 Current Issues In Practice: Adulthood and Aging (2 units)
OT 581 Quantitative Research for the Practicing Clinician (4 units)
OT 594a Thesis (2 units)

Spring Semester

OT 470 Qualitative Research for Evidence-Based Practice (4 units)
OT 580 Leadership Capstone (2 units)
OT 585 Advanced Seminar in Occupational Science (2 units)
OT 5** Elective course (4 units)
OT 594b Thesis (2 units)

Fall Semester 2 (if necessary)

OT 594z Thesis (2 units)

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USC Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
1540 Alcazar Street, CHP 133
Los Angeles, CA 90089-9003
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The USC entry-level master's degree program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education® (ACOTE). ACOTE c/o Accreditation Department, American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.®, 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449, (301) 652-6611 x2914, acoteonline.org

Professional program graduates are eligible to apply for certification by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc.® www.nbcot.org

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