Our master’s program is ranked ninth by U.S. News & World Report. This program is designed for the person with an undergraduate degree in a field other than occupational therapy. It is a rigorous course of graduate study comprised of 63 credits, including 12 credits of Fieldwork II, taken within two calendar years. The program is designed for full-time study with a curriculum that prepares graduates to deliver occupation-centered services at individual and programmatic levels.
Since fall 2006, the UNC School of Medicine has offered a PhD in Occupational Science. We accept qualified applications from individuals who have completed master’s degrees in occupational therapy, relevant social and behavioral sciences, or related fields. This degree is designed for individuals who wish to pursue academic careers that include research, scholarship and teaching.