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USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
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Post-Professional Master’s | Course Sequence

The following provides an overview of the course sequence for the On-Campus Master of Arts degree 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 about these two tracks, please read the Curriculum and Requirements.

Comprehensive Exam Option Course Overview

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Fall Semester

  • OT 515 (4 units): Neuroscience of Behavior
  • OT 518 (4 units): Quantitative Research for the Practicing Clinician
  • OT 534 (2 units): Health Promotion and Wellness
  • OT 538 (2 units): Current Issues In Practice: Adulthood and Aging
  • OT 545 (2 units): Advanced Seminar in Occupational Science
  • OT 5** (0-2 units): Elective courses

Spring Semester

  • OT 525 (4 units): Qualitative Research for Evidence-Based Practice
  • OT 540 (2 units): Leadership Capstone
  • OT 5** (10-12 units): Elective courses

Thesis Option Course Overview

Fall Semester

  • OT 515 (4 units): Neuroscience of Behavior
  • OT 518 (4 units): Quantitative Research for the Practicing Clinician
  • OT 534 (2 units): Health Promotion and Wellness
  • OT 538 (2 units): Current Issues In Practice: Adulthood and Aging
  • OT 545 (2 units): Advanced Seminar in Occupational Science
  • OT 594a (2 units): Thesis

Spring Semester

  • OT 525 (4 units): Qualitative Research for Evidence-Based Practice
  • OT 540 (2 units): Leadership Capstone
  • OT 5** (4 units): Elective course
  • OT 594b (2 units): Thesis

Fall Semester 2 (if necessary)

  • OT 594z (2 units): Thesis

Student Voices

USC Chan Post-Professional MA students share their favorite core courses and elective courses. This video was created, filmed, and edited by USC Chan students.