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Occupational Therapy, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
, CT,
The occupational therapy program is housed within the College of Health Professions along with physical therapy, speech-language pathology, athletic training, exercise science, healthcare informatics, and physician assistant studies graduate programs.

About

Sacred Heart University is Connecticut’s only university that offers educational programs in occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech-language pathology; the three core rehabilitation professions considered critical to restoration of patient’s functioning. Occupational Therapy participates with the other College of Health Profession’s programs and the College of Nursing to provide students with distinctive interprofessional learning opportunities that replicate the treatment team. Located just 55 miles from New York City in beautiful Connecticut, the area offers a wide variety of clinical and employment opportunities as well as exceptional recreational and cultural activities.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Intro to OT 
  • Human Occupation & Activity Analysis 
  • Health Policy and Law 
  • Applied Functional Anatomy & Neuroscience 
  • Human Conditions Across the Lifespan
  • Health & Wellness: Personal Journey 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    76 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    70

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Successful completion of the baccalaureate degree
  • Maintenance of an 3.0 undergraduate, cumulative GPA
  • Successful completion of all prerequisite courses with a 3.2 prerequisite GPA and no individual prerequisite course grade below a “C”
  • Maintenance of a 3.0  prerequisite science GPA with no individual prerequisite science course grade below a “C” 
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Essay
  • Successful interview with the Occupational Therapy Admissions Committee, which includes a problem-based learning experience
  • Relevant shadowing or volunteer experience in occupational therapy
  • Completion of a graduate admission application and application fee

Tuition Fee

  • International

    735 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 735 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    735 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 735 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Fairfield

  • 1736 - 2740 USD/month
    Living Costs

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