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Occupational Therapy, Post-professional Master of Science (M.S.)

Shelly J. Lane, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA
Professor and director, post-professional education
(804) 828-2219

Lawrencine Smith
Program manager
(804) 828-2219

Al Copolillo, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA
Associate professor and chair
(804) 828-2219


Admission requirements summary

Occupational Therapy, Post-professional Master of Science (M.S.)

of entry:

Fall preferred

Jun 15

Special requirements:
Contact department for specific admission requirements.

Post-professional masters application link:
Supplemental application materials are available on the Web at

The Department of Occupational Therapy offers a post-professional Master of Science program that is available for registered occupational therapists. It is a distance education program combining Internet-based course work with optional on-site instructional periods. A minimum of 34 semester hours, including a thesis, is required.

The post-professional master’s provides bachelor’s-degreed, registered occupational therapists with opportunities to develop advanced clinical problem-solving skills and abstract reasoning. Upon program completion, the student should have increased ability to:

Student learning outcomes



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