Two Options for Your Occupational Therapy Future
The occupational therapy (OT) programs at Clarkson have been designed for students who are committed to helping people live life to the fullest by re-engaging in the day-to-day activities they value.
Undergraduate students at Clarkson who want to pursue a career in occupational therapy have two options for reaching their professional goals.
Option 1: Direct Entry Occupational Therapy BS/MS-OT Program
One application. Two healthcare degrees. Our Direct Entry healthcare program streamlines your path to becoming an occupational therapy professional.
Students complete four years of undergraduate study at Clarkson for a BS degree, then directly enter our MS in Occupational Therapy (MS-OT) program. There’s no second application, as long as all the requirements and academic criteria have been met.
All students accepted into the Direct Entry occupational therapy program will be eligible to receive a $20,000 CU Health Sciences Undergraduate Scholarship and a $20,000 Presidential Scholarship at the graduate level.
Option 2: Pre-Occupational Therapy Advising Track
Clarkson offers a pre-occupational therapy program to highly qualified and motivated incoming high school students who wish to pursue a career in Occupational Therapy. Students accepted into the program will be invited to participate in activities in the Department of Occupational Therapy and will be granted preferential consideration for the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT) program as long as they successfully complete the milestones and MSOT prerequisites.
Applicants will signify on their Clarkson application for admission a request to be accepted into the pre-occupational therapy plan. The records/transcripts of those applicants will be forwarded to the occupational therapy department for review. Those that matriculate at Clarkson and meet all requirements of this opportunity and formally apply will be granted an interview and given preferential consideration.
Successful applicants will be granted a seat in the next cohort of the MSOT class following their May graduation from Clarkson. Students that accelerate their graduation to December will be considered on a case-by-case basis for the cohort beginning the following fall semester. Ten seats will be reserved for Clarkson graduates in each incoming class. Being a pre-occupational therapy student provides a significant advantage in gaining acceptance into Clarkson’s occupational therapy program.