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Occupational Studies, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration

Overview

During the Occupational Studies program at Worcester State University, students begin by learning the philosophy and founding principles of occupational therapy along with acquiring a thorough understanding of biological, psychological, and social aspects of human beings. In upper division coursework, students learn to apply this knowledge and to develop occupational therapy clinical reasoning skills for evaluation of and intervention with persons across the lifespan. 

Between the junior and senior years, students with good academic standing are eligible to apply for admittance to the Master of Occupational Therapy Program. Acceptance and completion of the undergraduate program in occupational studies does not guarantee admission into the Master of Occupational Therapy Program. Only graduates of the Master of Occupational Therapy Program are eligible to sit for the national examination administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy.

Opportunities

On campus, you’ll find:

  • Student involvement and leadership. Choose from more than 30 different cultural, social, and academic clubs and organizations.
  • Leadership development programs. We offer many opportunities to get involved and develop your leadership skills.
  • Healthy, hearty food. You’ll have campus dining options to suit every taste, from cafés to food courts to an all-you-care-to-eat dining hall.
  • Lancer athletics. Our men’s and women’s teams compete in NCAA Division III, and we also have 10 intramural sports.
  • Student services. Extensive resources include academics and career services, commuter, disability, counseling, and wellness services, campus ministry, and more.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction of Occupational Studies of Wellnes/Disability
  • Occupational Studies of Wellness/ Disability Groups
  • First Year Seminar: Occupational Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy Theories
  • Psychosocial Wellness/Disability
  • Psychosocial Therapeutic Approaches

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    71

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 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

  • Application for Undergraduate Admissions and $50 fee.
  • International Information Packet
  • Official high school transcript or national exam scores
  • Notarized translation is needed if your transcripts/documents are not in English.
  • Official evaluation of high school transcript
  • TOEFL, IELTS, Pearson PTE, DAAD, EIKEN, or iTEP Score Report if education was in a language other than English 
  • SAT or ACT Score Report 
  • Original bank letter or statement verifying sponsor's financial information  
  • Affidavit of Financial Support Form

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16241 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16241 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    10646 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10646 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    10161 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10161 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Worcester

  • 1100 - 1620 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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