Master of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy

Evidence-based research is part of our curriculum, and a unique approach to completing this requirement has been developed by the program faculty. Students may follow two paths. In one path, students work collaboratively in a small team of students on a faculty-driven research study. In the second path, students participate in a sequence of research courses, within which a research study is embedded.

In addition, students interested in our research doctoral program may begin a research inquiry that can be further developed in the doctoral program. For all students, the research sequence begins during the first semester, as students are prepared in the foundation of research methods and scientific inquiry, as well as reading and evaluating research reports. During the second semester, students begin one of the two paths.

Students of both paths participate in an Interdisciplinary Research Symposium before graduation, where they are expected to present their research.

Learn more about our Faculty and Student Research.