Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT)

Academic Policies

Updated Fall 2013

Academic Probation and Retention Standards

Retention in the occupational therapy program is based on a combination of academic performance and adherence to the program’s Technical Standards for Admission and Retention and/or the Occupational Therapy Code of Ethics for Students (see Occupational Therapy Student Manual for a detailed overview of the Technical Standards and statement of Occupational Therapy Code of Ethics for students). Specific standards include but are not limited to the following:

  1. The student must maintain a cumulative grade point average of “B” (3.0) to graduate from the occupational therapy program.

  2. The student must earn a grade of at least “C” in non-core courses within the program.

  3. The student must earn a grade of at least “B” in all core (theory and practice courses) courses.

  4. Failure to comply with the above standards will necessitate program faculty action that includes, but is not limited to: repetition of specific courses, fulfillment of additional requirements, academic probation, and/or dismissal from the program.

No refunds or adjustments to tuition and fee charges are granted to persons dismissed from the program for reasons related to academic performance or integrity.

Transfer Credit

Transfer credit is generally not permitted because of the program accreditation requirements. Special circumstances may warrant permission of transfer credit. The program faculty council and admissions committee will make determination of transfer credit.

Time Limits for Completion of Requirements

All students are admitted to the occupational therapy program on a full-time basis. Completion of all degree requirements on a full-time basis will take a minimum of two and one-half years. In exceptional cases, part-time status may be granted. Part-time students must complete all degree requirements within a period defined by the faculty council of the occupational therapy program. This time period must not exceed five years. Students must complete their clinical affiliations within 24 months of completing their classroom work.

Grade Requirements for Graduation

Students must achieve a 3.0 average for graduation.