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Combined degree: Occupational Therapy M.S. and Dr.O.T.

The combined master of science and doctor of occupational therapy program at Grand Valley State University offer students the opportunity to earn two degrees, meeting their unique personal, academic, and career goals. Pursuing a combined degree can reduce the cost and total time required to complete both.

U.S. Job Growth

Job opportunities in the occupational therapy field are expected to grow 5% in the U.S. by 2026.

Top National Graduate Program

U.S. News & World Report ranks GVSU's occupational therapy program as one of the best graduate programs in the nation.

Less money. Less time.

Combined degree programs offer students the opportunity to complete both an undergraduate and graduate degree, meeting their unique personal, academic, and career goals.

Source: EMSI 2022.

Program Overview

The combined degree program allows students to complete the master's and doctorate OT programs with nine credits counting towards both degrees. It is an ideal pathway for students seeking advanced practice skills in OT preparing them for advocacy, leadership, and teaching opportunities.

This path waives the required 2 years of practice experience and in place of this requirement will consider:

Application Requirements

Initial application materials for traditional students is due by the end of Winter I; application materials for hybrid students are due end of Fall I. See program director/advisor for details.

Why Pursue a Combined Degree in Occupational Therapy at Grand Valley?

Visit the program website for more information.

Program Details