Accelerate Your Future as a Healthcare Professional
You envision a future innovating and directing patient care. Getting you right where you want to be, Clarkson University’s Direct Entry Healthcare programs drive your admission into a graduate degree in physical therapy, occupational therapy or physician assistant studies. Embark on an impactful career from the moment you set foot on campus.
What to Expect in Clarkson's Direct Entry Healthcare Programs
Fast-track your education and streamline your path toward your career in Clarkson’s Direct Entry Healthcare programs.
Upon fulfilling all admission requirements and academic criteria, you are guaranteed a spot in one of our three of our competitive graduate healthcare professional programs: Doctor of Physical Therapy, MS in Occupational Therapy or MS in Physician Assistant Studies.
Build your path toward your goals with assistance from your advisor. Design an individualized plan of study pulling from a wide variety of career-relevant majors and minors speaking toward your interests. In the process, you navigate the curriculum with your advisor in pursuit of admission to one of Clarkson’s healthcare professional programs.
After completing the Direct Entry program, enter the workforce with a bachelor's and a master's or doctorate in your chosen profession.
U.S. News & World Report recognizes our graduate health professional programs as among the best in the nation. Placement rates attest to this distinction and the quality and rigor of a Clarkson education: 93 to 97 percent of graduates pursue employment in their respective fields. Commit to this career path and become a part of our prestigious legacy.
Our Direct Entry Healthcare programs lead into one of the following graduate healthcare professional programs:
- Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT): Learn how to treat patients with injuries, disabilities or other health conditions through the use of prescribed exercises, personalized care and education. Learn more about the DPT program, including requirements and prerequisites.
- Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MS-OT): Learn to develop personalized treatment plans that aid patient recovery in response to a range of injuries and conditions. Prepare to improve their quality of life through adaptive movements, assistive technology, targeted exercise and education. Learn more about the MS in Occupational Therapy, including requirements and prerequisites.
- MS in Physician Assistant Studies (MS-PA): Gain the knowledge needed to make accurate diagnoses and develop treatment plans in a variety of healthcare settings and under the supervision of a licensed physician. Learn more about the MS in Physician Assistant Studies, including requirements and prerequisites.