The Doctor of Occupational Therapy degree requires the completion of a sequenced curriculum that is progressive in nature. Candidates for the occupational therapy degree must have completed the prescribed curriculum, encompassing 36 continuous months (3 years) of study, with an overall cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or better on a 4.00 scale on all work at UMMC. All required courses for each semester are prerequisites for required courses in subsequent semesters.
Due to variability of available clinical sites, completion of the clinical portion may be extended beyond the minimum of 36 months; however, students must complete Level II fieldwork and the specialty internship within 24 months following completion of the didactic portion of the program. A minimum of one fieldwork placement will be scheduled out‐of‐state. The specialty internship may be in or out of state.
Community service hours are required each semester (excluding Level II Fieldwork and specialty internship semesters); these requirements are included in the course syllabus of a selected course at the beginning of each semester.