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University of Southern California
University of Southern California
USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
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Post-Professional Master’s (MA)
of Occupational Therapy

The Post-Professional Master’s degree program is designed for the individual who is already a certified or board-eligible occupational therapist, or an international therapist who has completed a baccalaureate degree in occupational therapy from an accredited college or university or a program approved by the World Federation of Occupational Therapy® (WFOT).

You can continue seamlessly into the Post-Professional Doctorate of Occupational Therapy (OTD) program from the Post-Professional Master’s degree program through an expedited admission process.

If you have a bachelor’s degree in a discipline other than occupational therapy, please see information about our Entry-Level Doctorate of Occupational Therapy (OTD) program.

A Global Community
In 1947, USC Chan officially established the world’s first Post-Professional Master of Arts degree program in occupational therapy and we have continued to grow as a global community. Our students and alumni hail from 63 countries on 6 continents and we welcome international students.

Curriculum and Requirements

Course Sequence

Diversity, Access, and Equity

A Day in the Life of a Post-Professional Master of Arts Student

Giorgio, a student in the Post-Professional Master’s program, shares about daily life as a graduate student studying occupational therapy at the University of Southern California.

Favorite Courses

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