The University of Southern California Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy has earned international recognition for the quality of its programs, the caliber of its faculty, and its theoretical innovation necessary for today’s practice. By choosing to come to USC, you join a legacy of achievement and a tradition of excellence.
A World-Class University
- USC was ranked College of the Year 2000 by Time/Princeton Review for its remarkable combination of academic excellence and community caring. The University provides a wide array of opportunities and benefits.
- It is among the nation’s most selective universities for admission.
- Its student body is one of the most ethnically and racially diverse, and draws students from all fifty states and more than one hundred countries.
- USC distributes $200 million in financial aid; over 60 percent of its students receive assistance.
- The University provides over 300 service programs to the community.
- Its student-to-faculty ratio is 14-to-1.
- It offers students the active support of the Trojan Family, a network of nearly a quarter million alumni.
A World-Class Education
As a student in any of USC’s occupational science or occupational therapy programs, you will receive hours of instruction by master practitioners in basic skills as well as in a specialty focus. You will polish those skills through fieldwork experiences and optional electives in community-based practices. You will discover how theory helps practitioners address real-world problems and how practice drives research.
As part of USC’s student body, you will:
- Utilize superior physical facilities for classroom, clinical, and laboratory experiences.
- Receive personal attention from faculty and staff.
- Experience the clubs, lectures, and activities only a world-class university with a diverse student body offers.
- Learn in the company of international classmates to stimulate global thinking and understanding.
- Enjoy small classes for intimate learning.
- Receive opportunities to work on nationally funded research and carve out new niches of practice that meet health care needs of the future.
- Experience an intense combination of practice and theory at highly respected sites such as the Pediatric Therapy Network, a nearby non-profit pediatric clinic serving over 600 children.